How to Use The Basic Travel Corkscrew – The California Wine Club

By Brian Lemay 6 comments

Hi and welcome to Wine 101 or how to use a corkscrew series. presented by the California Wine Club.
Today we’re going to be talking about the basic travel corkscrew now this is a terrific
corkscrew if you’re on the go. First you just pull
the bottom off and insert the bottom through the top hole which now makes you the basic corkscrew. And
then you proceed to screw the corkscrew into the cork very slowly directly in the center here, and once you
get it all the way in what you want to do is put it between
your knees and pull as hard as you can to get the cork out.
And that’s how you use the basic corkscrew. Make sure to join us again on Wine 101: How
to use a corkscrew to find out what we’ll be uncorking next time. Cheers!



Sep 9, 2014, 8:45 am Reply

Would you recommend wiggling it a bit to create moment leverage to pull cork out?

The California Wine Club

Sep 9, 2014, 3:56 pm Reply

A gently side to side motion can add leverage and help pull the cork out.


Dec 12, 2014, 2:38 am Reply

Thank you so much!

Chantel Thompson

Dec 12, 2015, 3:26 am Reply

Thank you for this! I picked one up yesterday at the store for $0.99 and I was feeling 'had' until I watched your little video!

Jordan Barr

Nov 11, 2016, 12:31 am Reply

life saver!


Dec 12, 2018, 3:26 am Reply

mine is stuck ;-;

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