One of my favorite recent Christmas gifts is the best wine corkscrew ever made, given to hubby and me from dear friends of ours. She’s a dog whisperer and he’s a radio dj who works on the side at a wine store. So when they gave us a simple wine opener, I knew it had to be good since he’s somewhat of an expert.
Say hello to Le Creuset Table Model Wine Opener! It’s simple and unencumbered by a lot of bells and whistles. No need to plug it in or re-charge batteries. You simple poke the end in the wine cork and start turning the handle.
You keep turning the handle in the same clockwise direction and watch the corkscrew penetrate the cork, and then start to pull it out of the bottle without having to change your turning direction. It’s lightweight and easy to use! Plus I love that it’s small enough to fit in the kitchen drawer.
It’s also small enough to fit in your purse if you’re going to a BYOB restaurant. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life, this is it! Other than their fave bottle of wine, of course.
After I uncork the wine bottle and finish its contents (preferably not all in one sitting if I’m enjoying a bit of wine by myself), I keep the cork. Yes, I’m a cork collector.
Aren’t they pretty? I’ve tucked several in my vintage white ironstone vegetable dish. I love the ones stained with red wine, and some of the artwork on the corks is really appealing. Did you know you can purchase bags of wine corks? I’d prefer to enjoy the bottle of wine and hoard my own corks.
Wine corks also come in handy when you need to prop up a branch in a glass jar, like I did here while decorating for Christmas. I’ve used them when arranging flowers too. They really have a lot of uses.
I love Le Creuset’s wine corkscrew! At just under $20, it’s a bargain!
If you’re in need of a Christmas gift, it’s a great choice for wine lovers!