Prestige corkscrew The extra-long spiral winds securely into any length cork, so you don’t have to worry about breakage. A worthy splurge or a luscious wedding gift. To buy: $264, christofle.com for stores.
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Winged corkscrew Solid and dependable, this classic is perfect for the less confident opener. It will pop off bottle caps, too. To buy: $10, surlatable.com.
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Peugeot Baltaz Lever corkscrew No strength is required with this sophisticated gadget, which transforms serving your favorite wine into a Grace Kelly/Cary Grant moment. To buy: $90, michaelcfina.com.
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Metrokane Faucet corkscrew As practical as it is playful, with a faucet-knob handle (Pinot Grigio on tap, anyone?), it stands upright to help keep your drinks area tidy. To buy: $15, metrokane.com for stores.
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Cork Pops opener Once the needle (yes, needle) is inserted, gas pressure lifts out the cork. It’s like opening a bottle of Champagne, but with less muscle, more control, and a little magic. To buy: $28, wineenthusiast.com.
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L’Atelier du Vin Chic Lady Night corkscrew This drives into the cork effortlessly and brings it back up smoothly, but we admit we mostly fell for its looks. To buy: $50, conranusa.com.
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Pulltap Chrome corkscrew The favorite of our waiter-consultants, this picnic-friendly portable has a coated “worm” (the term for the pointy spiral) that penetrates a cork with exceptional ease. To buy: $28.50, 67wine.com.