I’ve been caught up in not taking the time to get the best bottle opener and have just grabbed the closest opener to open that nice bottle of red. In my case, I used a ‘waiters corkscrew’ instead of an ‘Ah So’. Because the cork was fragile I ended up with the cork pushed into an otherwise fine bottle. Even after straining, that wine was not the same. It was an expensive lesson in the real value of choosing the bottle opener that is best suited to the job you need it to do and a mistake I’m not keen to repeat.
Hi, I’m Martin and in a quest to find the best bottle opener I’ve tried a lot over the years and have a very nice collection. Some very expensive and some very stylish and really cool bottle openers that I’m happy to have sitting proudly on my bar.
But when it comes to doing the job, at the end of the day when I ask the question ‘do they open a bottle of wine better than, or more efficiently than some other bottle openers?’ The answer is ‘not always‘. You can get some amazing-looking bottle openers that in reality do very little. It’s about knowing which ones work well.
It about the purpose and having the right bottle opener for the type of bottle, the cork, the number of bottles you are opening and your personal preferences.
As much as I have occasionally been frustrated with a product, it wasn’t until watching my parents age and become more frail that I realized how big a problem something as simple as opening a bottle can be. Due to their increasing age related problems I saw up close the struggles that seniors face to do basic tasks every day in a quest to maintain their independence.
I know I’m not alone when I say I didn’t like feeling helpless so I’ve also been searching for products that can make life easier.
A bottle opener set is the gift that keeps on giving
Of course if you’re buying a gift, a wine opener gift set is perfect present for a wine lover. Think about a different type of wine opener like an Air Pressure or an Electric Secura. It’s always welcome and a gift you know will get used. On this point I can assure you from personal experience. And these are often very reasonably priced gifts.
We’ve shined the spotlight on proven performers and practical bottle openers on this site. They serve different purposes, are brands that we like and have chosen to review.
Best openers for arthritis
On the subject of health issues, we’ll be sharing bottle openers that we’ve found that are aids for those who are a little weaker. If you’ve suffered a stroke or have a loved one who has been left debilitated you understand how the little things in life can make a big difference and help take the frustration out of not being able to do the things you used to.
There are products that help in a practical way to make life easier and we’ll be sharing our experience and those we’ve found help.
Strength problems like arthritic hands dictate the type of wine opener you should be looking at buying. I suggest an electric wine opener. It makes life so much easier.
Little things mean a lot
We’ve an extensive range of bottle openers that we’ve bought and some very nice ones that I’ve been given over the years. Perhaps that says a lot about my penchant for a nice wine or maybe that my dear friends know me very well.
I confess that I’m just a little quirky. I like efficiency and products to work well, and definitely get frustrated when I buy an item and then find it not fit for the purpose intended. The reason this site was developed was because of frustration with bottle openers.
Some may think it’s ‘only’ be bottle openers but little things can mean a lot – and speak volumes when you’re entertaining.
With so many on the market how do you choose which is going to do the job for you... and keep on working effectively? We’ve been putting them to the test and share what we find.
Share your experience
Thanks for visiting our site. Let’s look further at how we can make life easier, more efficient and enjoyable with the best bottle openers on the market.
If you have any suggestions or recommendations that you would like us to include, we’d love you to get in touch and share your experience. You may have come across a bottle opener that’s been especially helpful for a particular use, let us know and we can share your experience to help other readers.
For the purpose of a product rating system we thought ‘why not keep with our drinking theme’.
And so to offer our thoughts to you for bottle openers we like and work well we created a rating system that you may come across throughout the site.
Sometimes as you’ll see there’s very little separating the top choices and will come down to personal preference.
This is the code we decided on: