So you need a wine bottle opener and you aren’t sure which one to buy.
I understand, I have been there too.
You want one that isn’t too complicated, nothing electric, no parts to break, nothing too expensive. I understand that too, I didn’t want to break the bank just investing in a wine bottle opener.
Here is What I Did
I found this fancy looking device at a wine store when I was in Denver once, it was called the Ah-So wine bottle opener. It’s colloquial name is “the butler’s choice”. Why?
Because the Ah-So slides two tongues between the rim of the bottle and the cork, sliding the cork out without doing any damage to the cork itself. Makes it awfully easy to snag a glass of wine without anyone being the wiser. It is said (probably more myth than anything else) that butler’s used to use these devices to remove a cork, have a glass of wine ‘on the master’ and then slide the cork back in.
Irrespective, whether or not you are trying to steal wine from your master, this is a great wine bottle opener that will last you years. I bought mine over two and a half years ago, and if you look at it, you would have no way of knowing that I did not buy it yesterday.
It doesn’t corrode, it is dishwasher safe, and it fits in your pocket. Which, might I add, ended up proving to be very useful as I always take it with me when I am visiting friends for wine – partly so I can show them how cool and easy it is to use, and partly because I know if they use a corkscrew wine bottle opener there is a remarkably greater chance that they will spill red wine on their carpets.
And no one wants to spill wine.
Simpler, Safer, Easier, Less Likely to Cause Spills
Using an Ah-So isn’t just about having a chic device that your friends and family will envy, it is a more practical buying choice than other wine bottle openers as well. It is simple to learn how to use (much simpler than a traditional corkscrew), and it doesn’t require egregious arm use just to pop a cork out.
Your arm will thank you.
The fine folks at Wine Stained Feet (clumsy as they may be) think that the absolute greatest benefit of the Ah-So wine bottle opener over other wine bottle openers is that because the cork slides out so easily you aren’t creating a ‘knee jerk reaction’ by popping out the cork. That same pull with a corkscrew almost definitely swings the wine bottle back, causing wine to spill. If you’re lucky it all spills on a table or other surface that can be wiped up.
If you’re less likely it spills on to your white carpet.
We like the Ah-So more than anything else because we want to keep our white carpets white.
And it’s chic.
You should check it out.