Opening a bottle of wine is not a trivial thing… It is quite an art, especially when it is a good vintage. To carry out this action professionally, you need to have a suitable bottle opener . More than a kitchen utensil, it is above all the symbol of a refined taste, of a certain finesse... In short, it is therefore important to choose a good corkscrew. To do this, a set of criteria must be taken into account.
The different shapes of a bottle opener
It is appropriate, first of all, to go over the different types of bottle openers. There are 12 in total:
“De Gaulle” bottle opener
Bimetal bottle opener
The criteria for choosing a bottle opener
Below are the selection criteria that must be taken into account before purchasing a bottle opener.
A bottle opener should be easy to use. A basic product will give you a lot of trouble . This is the case for lemonade shakers and screw corkscrews. This is why we recommend that you choose a sommelier-style bottle opener . Lever corkscrews are also very practical. They are stylish and, above all, ergonomic.
The product must be robust. It is therefore important to choose the appropriate material. For optimal strength, prefer bottle openers made of zinc, wood, or stainless steel . The tips must be covered with rubber.
This component of the bottle opener must be solid. So you will have no trouble screwing it into the cap. However, it can sometimes damage it. This is why it is recommended to opt for pigtail-shaped locks . These ensure equitable distribution of the pressure exerted on the cork.