After a long day, there is nothing like coming home and enjoying a nice glass of your favorite wine, but sometimes opening the bottle can be a hassle if you don’t have a good wine opener or corkscrew. To open that bottle as easily as possible, you should get the best that you can, hopefully without breaking the bank – the Le Creuset PC300L-50 Butler’s Friend in Nickel and Black fits that bill.
Available at Amazon for $63.99
Pros: Affordable, very easy to use, doesn’t damage the cork at all
Cons: Haven’t found any
Other top choices for corkscrews or wine openers for less than $100 include
In the high tech electric wine opener realm the Cuisinart CWO-400 Wine Center for less than $60. The package includes the electric wine opener, an electric wine preserver, two stoppers and a foil cutter. The opener uncorks up to 50 bottles on one charge, and recharges very quickly. The electric preserver creates an airtight seal to maintain the freshness and flavor of unfinished wines. The charging base doubles as storage center, and you just press a button to release the cork off the screw.
Pros: Affordable, very easy to use, cool wine preserver
Cons: Needs an occasional charge, takes up counter space
The Most Impressive Wine Opener For Less Than $100
A little higher end, but certainly in the less than $100 realm for corkscrews is the Legnoart GHEMME Grand Crue Sommelier Corkscrew with a stainless steel mirror finish, and designed by Enrico Albertini.
This one is beautifully designed by Enrico Albertini and includes the foldable corkscrew and foil cutter. The screw itself is a Ghemme professional corkscrew, made from high quality stainless steel with a mirror finish. It features a Wenghe pakkawood handle, a long lever, and a double curved engraved back. And, it is beautifully packaged in an exclusive gift box.
Pros: Affordable, easy to use, sturdy, beautifully designed handle, travels well
Cons: Knife is sometimes difficult to open
The Most Stylish Corkscrew For Less Than $100
Another worthy of being carried by any sommelier is the L’Atelier du Vin Soft Machine Corkscrew. The Soft Machine® corkscrew extracts the cork from your bottle in a completely fluid and continuous way due to its unique gear system. The cork is pulled out vertically, without any friction or effort, minmizing any potential damage to the cork. The package also contains a foil cutting-wheel.
Pros: Affordable, easy to use, sturdy, stylish, travels well, protects the cork
Cons: We haven’t found any