The Durand Corkscrew for Removal of Old Corks with Confidence SKU #1059030

$124.99

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Tasting Notes

This is the single best invention we have seen for opening old bottles of wine with long and fragile corks! It is a combination of an Ah-So style opener and a worm. Between them, they reliably work together to grab the cork, and remove it intact. It is hand-made in the U.S., from a design by Mark Taylor, and named to honor Sommelier Yves Durand. It is not cheap. But if you are opening a priceless old bottle, it is well worth it to have an intact cork come out of that cherished wine bottle. We swear by it for old Bordeaux, Burgundy or California wines! Nothing is perfect, and no one bats 1000, but this device comes as close as we have encountered.

Staff Reviews

  • Shaun Green
    By: Shaun Green
    6/23/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    Simply the best corkscrew we have ever offered, and the best I've ever used.
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    1/25/2013
    K&L Staff Member
    This excellent tool revolutionized opening old wine for me. It used to be that I planned on the corks disintegrating into a crumbly mess and I would have a tea strainer on hand to aid in the decanting of the wine. Now, I can even get bottles of port from the sixties open without breaking the cork! Be warned, this is not an all purpose corkscrew, and the same support that it brings to an old cork will jam a young cork in the bottle. If you have occasion to open great old wines, you should definitely own the Durand Corkscrew!

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