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For the wine geek who has everything: the cork presenter

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Designed by graphic arts superstar Milton Glaser, Alessi’s new cork presenter is polished stainless steel and will set you back just $30.

Not for a casual meal at home, though.

This may be more appropriate for those engaged in a formal entertaining style. The Alessi cork presenter was, in fact, designed for Eleven Madison Park, the highly lauded New York City restaurant helmed by Daniel Humm who won Outstanding Chef at this year’s James Beard Awards. Outstanding service is one reason the restaurant did so well -- in addition to Humm’s meticulously elegant American cooking.

I can’t quite picture using a cork presenter myself at home, but who knows, there may come a day.

Available from Unicahome.com in gift box, $30. And at the Alessi Store at Diva, 313 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 276-7096; alessi@divafurniture.com.

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