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Brand: Wilko / Product Type: Corkscrew

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      05.10.2011 18:47
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      Wilkinsons corkscrew

      We drink quite a lot of wine in our house and that makes having a corkscrew a necessity. Unfortunately being pregnant at the moment means I can't really partake in very much wine (a shame as we have BA wine club delivered to our door every three months) but I can still open the bottles.

      I have noticed that a lot of bottles you get nowadays are screwtops. Once viewed by the wine industry as being inferior to cork bottles these screwtops have come into their own in recent years but I have to say that I still prefer wine with a cork and the whole process of taking out the cork and putting it back in if we don't finish the bottle, this usually doesn't happen though.

      This cork screw from Wilkinsons cost less than £5 but we have had it for a number of years now and it is still going strong. It is made of stainless steel and so is very hardwearing and has some weight to it so it tackles corks well and will not break or snap like a plastic one would. IN oder to use it you firstly make sure the handles on either side are int he down postion. Then you place the corkscrew section into the middle of the cork. Always make sure it's the middle because if you put it in on the side you will find in then goes into the cork at a funny angle and make either break the cork or not pull it out correctly.

      Anyway, once the screw is in you turn the handle. Then handle has a really nice grip on it and turns really well, no getting stuck or not turning which is annoying. This will then lift the handles and then when you are all the way into the cork you press the handles down at the same time and pop, out comes the cork and you are ready to enjoy your wine. You will need to unscrew the cork from the screw but this always comes away easily for me. There is also a bottle opener at the top of the corkscrew if you are a beer and not a wine drinker.

      Every home should have a corkscrew!

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