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I need a wine opener for my EDC/get home bag

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by zimm, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. gdwtvb

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    I've used a vic as a wine opener many times. works great, just a little different than using a purpose made tool.

    Screw in the corkscrew all the way into the cork. keep turning in the same direction and then the cork will start turning. continue turning in the same direction while pulling. Slower than a 'proper' wine opener but never had a problem. I actually have more trouble with the lever openers.

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  2. Tesla

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    If you did, you're not using them correctly. Using a SAK requires too much of a yanking motion with the result that sooner or later, you're going to have half the cork in your hand with the remaining part still in the bottle. Your proposed method will not work on most corks, it will just screw right on through the cork. Based on experience since 1972 (ok, that's when I turned 21-might've opened some prior to that :)), I rate the 2-step waiters corkscrew as the best all-around way to remove a cork--and I've tried virtually every one on the market. Any reasonable research into corkscrews will always return that result. There's a reason the waiter at virtually any restaurant uses one and not a SAK. The "rabbit" type openers also work great--until they break, which might be a couple of years or 6 months. They're pricey, and won't fit in a pocket. The "wing" models usually won't pull the cork all the way out, so you wind up "yanking" on the cork with them---and they won't fit in a pocket. In the end, there can be only one! :giggle:
     
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  3. Moshe ben David

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    Aw come on now.... a bit of cork floating in the vino just adds a bit of flavor.... ;)

    And just maybe some much needed fiber.... :)

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  4. A.B.

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    Check out victorinox tips and tricks on YouTube. That guy doesn't seem to have much trouble with the corkscrew.

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  5. echo victor

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  6. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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  8. Tesla

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    That's like the fishing shows on TV. They apparently catch one every time they cast :) It's called editing... I'm not saying you can't use a SAK to pull a cork. It will work most of the time with more effort than necessary for better designs. Would you accept a firearm that works "most of the time"? I know what my answer is...I'm not willing to accept second best when there's a better (and inexpensive) solution.
     
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  9. A.B.

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    Well, comparing a firearm to a corkscrew is a bit of apples and oranges imo... But, I guess you're right. A vic does all kinds of things but doesn't excell at them.

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  10. echo victor

    echo victor Previously "YankeeHotelFoxtrot"

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    that Vic Wine Master is $154 on Amazon!:frantic:
     
  11. aicolainen

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    I believe peoples drinking habits differ widely, so on this topic I think it's quite OK to agree to disagree.

    I was a bit thrown off by the title. For me, being caught in a situation where I have a bottle of wine, and only my EDC- or GHB to help me break in to that bottle, is such an unlikely event that I would never bother to carry a dedicated tool for it. So for me, SAK is still the answer.

    Apparently though, reading the OPs post again, it appears he find himself in this situation quite regularly, so that changes things up a little. I'll admit I don't drink a lot of wine, but I've spent quite a few nights on hotels, and I find it quite rare to come across a hotel that doesn't have wine openers in their rooms. And if not, one should certainly be able to borrow one on request. Anyhow, I take his word that the problem is real, and a dedicated wine opener seems like the obvious choice. I would get a cheap one though. I'm not the most organized person after a bottle of wine, and I could only assume that leaving openers behind would be a somewhat regular event.
     
  12. Nick4305
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    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Yes. you're right,
    it all depends up on how many bottles of wine you need to oper yearly.
    One a month, is not worthing the thing.
    One aday... maybe that starts to make the difference :)
     
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  13. victograph

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    Had very good luck with this. Bought it while visiting Paso Robles. Very compact. Works great


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  14. peli1984

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    You can try with Leatherman juice c2 or cs4

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  15. Tesla

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    ....Or, you can use the right tool for the right job.
     
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  16. aicolainen

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    Gottcha!

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  17. Tesla

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    Am I the only one that sees the guy looks like he's missing some fingers? Brings new meaning to "Nothing gets done until blood is drawn". :eek:
     
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    It's the way he is holding the bottle. His thumb is in the punt, index and middle finger in view. The ring finger and pinky are hidden by the bottle.
     
  19. Tesla

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    It wasn't meant to be taken literally...just an oblique comment about opening wine with a big honkin' knife.
     
  20. chaosmagnet
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    The Gerber PowerLitre has an outstanding corkscrew, with leverage. For a watch-pocket sized multi I like it a lot.

    EDITED TO CORRECT: It's the SOG PowerLitre.
     
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