Accessories: Waiter's Corkscrew Roundup by

Issue 42 · Oenophile Style · October 20, 2010

Accessories: Waiter's Corkscrew Roundup

Issue 42 · Oenophile Style · October 20, 2010

Allegiances to corkscrew styles run deep; mine lies with the classic and functional waiter's corkscrew (also known as wine keys). Compact (they're designed to fit in an apron pocket) and uncomplicated, waiter's corkscrews are easy to operate once you get the knack of it, allowing you to swiftly remove the cork using leverage. While the waiter's corkscrew is simple, it is important to choose a solidly made model; flimsy ones are not worth the effort. Here are three picks to consider.

WMF Vino Ultimate Waiter's Friend Corkscrew

Above: My favorite is the WMF Vino Ultimate Waiter's Friend Corkscrew; $40 at CSN Stores.

Italian Waiter's Corkscrew

Above: The gift-worthy Italian Waiter's Corkscrew by Italian designer Enrico Albertini has a long handle made of moisture-proof Pakka Wood; $75 at Williams-Sonoma.

Oneida Waiter's Corkscrew

Above: Compact and simple, the Oneida Waiter's Corkscrew is dishwasher safe and comes with a lifetime warranty; $9.99 at Amazon.

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