Wine is one of the most popular drinks in the world, with tens of millions of bottles being sold every year. The popularity of wine led to a large number of different methods of opening a bottle to be developed. Screw tops are recent innovation and don’t require any tools to open, but there are still plenty of bottle with corks out there so lets take a look at the best ways to get to the good stuff.

Traditional Corkscrew - These have been around for a long time now and are still as effective as they ever were. Most people have some form of corkscrew in their home as part of a tableware sets, and if you know how to use one you can get a bottle of wine open in no time. You might struggle however if you lack elementary hand strength or finger control though.

Modern device - Advancements in technology have thrown up a number of different devices for making bottle opening a great deal easier. Some of these rely on advanced mechanics, like the winemaster corkscrew, that turn a straight forwards movement into a twisting one. Others rely on battery power that do all of the work for you, but you might as well by a screw top if you need to use one of these

Saber – If you are the adventurous kind or a bit of a show off then you can saber a bottle of wine open. In the days of Napoleon, a champagne bottle was sabered in celebration of a victory. This is the process of removing the head of the bottle with a saber and leaving the rest of the bottle in tact. The head of the bottle is required to be soaked in water before hand so that the cork swells up and then with a swift striking of bottle neck should take it off allowing you to quench your thirst. Simple

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