It's not about how much it cost, but what story does it tell to you and to your guests
These days we can buy anything we want. There are gazillion of choices for any product you want to buy, at a wide range of price points. You can find a wine opener for 3 dollars or for 300......so what's the difference?
Some wine openers are more special than others. They work differently, they feel differently and they tell different stories. They talk about where they come from and who do they belong. Discover the story that fits you.
THE BASICS FIRST
Although there are many companies making wine openers, they mostly can be put into five or six categories. Here are the types of wine openers that are most commonly used these days.
I feel I can share my thoughts so far:
It's really big and unusual. Learn why it is also every cyclist's must have. Made in Italy
The most versatile and with two very useful features. There is a reason why it is most popular amongst waiters. Made in Spain
The most intimidating, yet really easy to use, especially by gentler hands. Really stands out above the rest. Made in France
We judged the best wine openers by their quality and uniqueness. Vigorous testing involved opening large number of bottles and not only on the weekends.
Of course, our suggestions come from European makers who also have an interesting diner story for you to share.
It is easy to use wine openers once one knows how.
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