Pop the Cork with Ease: Best Wine Openers
Many people know the struggles of trying to open a bottle of wine. In many cases, a manual wine opener fails miserably. From wine corks dropping and crumbling into the wine to simply not being able to get the cork out, it is obvious that a good wine opener is essential.
There are multiple types of wine openers both manual and electric. I am happy to say that many of the newer versions of manual wine openers are actually very good. They are comfortable to use and do a much better job of extracting the cork. Many of the manual versions have levelers. When you push them down, the leveler lifts the cork out more easily. This allows you to work less to get the cork out. All in all, the new manual wine openers are much better than the old ones that have the wooden handle and the corkscrew on the end.
A personal favorite, however, is the electric opener. There are several manufacturers out there that are making them now and they are easy to operate. What I like about the option of the electric opener is that they have the ability to open multiple bottles within minutes. These openers work fast and they are very efficient. They are typically battery operated and some even have adapters. If you plan on having a party or opening more than one or two bottles of wine, electric openers are much more convenient and a lot faster.
As with most things, it is all a matter of choice. If you don't drink wine often, maybe investing in an electric opener isn't necessary. A good manual one will do. If you do entertain a lot, then an electric opener will be optimal. One thing is for sure, no matter what your wine opener personality is, there is one on this list of the best wine openers in 2021 to suit everyone.
Peugeot Salma Wine Opener
Le Creuset Pocket Model Wine Opener
The Good Cook Corkscrew Wine Opener
Waring Portable Electric Wine Opener
Wine Enthusiast Electric Blue Push-Button Corkscrew
Oster Tuxedo Black Electric Wine Opener
Best Wine Opener Models in Detail
The Salma Wine Opener by Peugeot is sturdy and comfortable to handle. Designed in the more traditional style of corkscrew wine openers, this one will open your wine with ease and in one motion. The endless corkscrew mechanism goes deeply into the center of the cork. You keep tuning in the same direction to eventually extract the cork. It's just that simple. This well made opener also comes with a foil cutter and is portable.
This Le Creuset Pocket Model Wine Opener will make it a lot easier to open wine. This self pulling corkscrew has a revolving handle that allows you to turn it with one finger. It's not only easy to pull out the cork, put it also has a retractable foil cutter. The comfortable handle detaches and stores inside the body. The cork screw is sharp and can penetrate deeply, allowing the cork guides to ensure stability and removal. Use at home or take to a friends.
I couldn't complete this list without including a winged corkscrew. The Good Cook Corkscrew Winged Deluxe is a great tool for uncorking your wine. This wine opener works smoothly to drive the corkscrew into the cork. The smooth action lever will easily pull the cork out of the wine while keeping it in perfect shape. It is durable and has a smooth black coating and is designed to resist rust, warping or scratches. It's comfortable to use and guaranteed to give you great results. Although it is bulkier than the others, it can be transported easily.
This high performance electric opener is guaranteed to make opening wine a cinch. The Waring Portable Electric Wine Bottle Opener is fully rechargeable, long lasting and my favorite. You can easily open up to 120 corks on one charge. It is constructed with a durable, commercial-grade forward and reverse motor and is whisper quiet. It maximizes space by allowing you to charge and store at the same time. It has an attractive stainless steel design. It also includes a foil cutter, replacement auger and is portable.
This affordable opener combines style with performance. The Oster® Tuxedo Black Electric Wine Opener has a sleek black and silver design and a convenient rechargeable base. The cordless design has a simple one touch process for uncorking your wine. It can open up to 30 bottles of wine effortlessly, on one charge. It also includes a foil cutter. This is a great tool whether you're having a party or not. It is easy to transport and durable.