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Poll: What's your favorite kind of wine-bottle opener?
  • 9.3% - Simple corkscrew 175
  • 26.4% - Lever-style corkscrew 498
  • 24.6% - Winged corkscrew 463
  • 6.9% - Electric corkscrew 131
  • 16.2% - Waiter-style corkscrew 306
  • 2% - Pronged opener 37
  • 3.7% - Air-pressure extractor 70
  • 10.9% - I prefer screw-top bottles 205
1885 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

chipgreen


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For those who don't know what an "air-pressure extractor" is, you're missing out.

Cork Pops


hoomgar


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A well placed blow across the top of a rock. If you do it right, no glass shards fall into the bottle.

What? Don't judge me, I know I am not the only one that drinks in a cave!

;)

hoomgar


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chipgreen wrote:For those who don't know what an "air-pressure extractor" is, you're missing out.

Cork Pops



Great until you find that one defective bottle that blows into a million pieces when pressurized. LOL! No I kid, I'm getting one of these, looks awesome!

mwfielder


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C'mon, who doesn't like the ease of a screw top? But if I have to pull a cork out, the Rabbit is way easier. I find the air pressure ones don't work the exact moment you are showing it off to friends.

zero, count 'em, zero quality posts...

daveinwarshington


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hoomgar wrote:A well placed blow across the top of a rock. If you do it right, no glass shards fall into the bottle.

What? Don't judge me, I know I am not the only one that drinks in a cave!

;)



Not me...
I use a sword, slicing/smashing through the neck with ease. When drinking, keep your teeth closed. That filters glass just fine.

hwalsh10284


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Real Whine Kinda Sewers just whack the bottle neck on a rock and drink it outa whats left of the bottle.

funbunny


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You forgot the Shoe Method.

I'm going to try this at the Morton Arboretum and see if they revoke my membership.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

theother1


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PocketBrain


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Yeah, which one of the selections is the rabbit-style? It's not the simple, winged-style, but it's kinda winged.

bsanf3


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No sword option.

chipgreen


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PocketBrain wrote:Yeah, which one of the selections is the rabbit-style? It's not the simple, winged-style, but it's kinda winged.


Pretty sure that would be the "lever-style corkscrew".

chipgreen


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The face-smash method is way manlier than using a sword or a rock but you have to drink it at the same time you're opening it or there's not going to be much left.

olperfesser


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Estate wine bottle opener. Mine came with a stand. Wonderful mechanical device, lasted more than 20 years so far.

narquespamley


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I actually used to like the prong style opener - pretty reliable and less mess than a corkscrew, but they don't work well if at all on synthetic corks.

chipgreen


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narquespamley wrote:I actually used to like the prong style opener - pretty reliable and less mess than a corkscrew, but they don't work well if at all on synthetic corks.


The prong-style openers are great for opening older bottles with fragile corks.

sinco37375


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chipgreen wrote:Pretty sure that would be the "lever-style corkscrew".



Actually, the lever-style is more of a racheta-ratcheta-ratcheta implement. (Screw in, flip up lever, make "racheta" noise by pressing on said lever until cork is removed). Much more fun than the rabbit.

Jerry559


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I voted for lever style but I guess what I meant was hinged or double hinged type:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sWPKGL9lsgg/UYx2DyycwNI/AAAAAAAABuE/bsWs6XARG1w/s1600/Corkscrew+-+waiters.jpg

The rabbit is so bulky to me.

goldenthorn


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We have a drawer full of different types of openers, and I've always got a traditional Laguiole opener in my purse or in my car. But the one that I love most is my Alessi Anna G opener. It's the one opener I vividly remember my parents using most while I was growing up; the style, the colours, the whole process/show of using it, and the lovely evenings it represented, left an indelible impression on me. I cannot help but reach for mine when I open a bottle at home. It may not be the best, but it's my favorite.

bryan047


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I much prefer the waiter-driven corkscrews!

rjquillin


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Eevie Suicide

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lusluckylad


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The screwpull variety rocks ('cause I don't care about pierced corks).

ihayano


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the waiter's corkscrew is the where is at.

source: i worked in the tasting room at a winery for a couple years

Boxymoron


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glad other people are fond of the blade opening process.

MarkDaSpark


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rjquillin wrote:Eevie Suicide



+1


FYI, for those wondering, there's a NSFW video showing her opening a wine bottle whilst topless.


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