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Top Of The Best Stationary Corkscrews Reviewed In 2018Last Updated February 1, 2019
№1 – Wine Enthusiast Legacy Corkscrew Stand, Birch (Does not include Legacy Stationary Corkscrew as shown in the image. Must be purchased separately)
№2 – NBA Cork Screw and Wine Bottle Topper Set
№3 – Metrokane Rabbit Bar Tools Wing Corkscrew
Dismayed, she carries the bottle back to her mattress, corkscrew lodged tight in the unbudging cork, and again begins bawling while his scowling image reappears overhead.
You know the feeling. It has happened to you, man or woman. It has happened when the boss came to dinner, in a hotel room, or on a picnic. It need never happen again.
Where Bretecher’s woman screwed up was not by choosing the wrong man, but by choosing the wrong corkscrew. That simple, T-shaped device is frustration incarnate. Samuel Henshall, who patented it in 1795, should be immortalized in the wax museum beside the Marquis de Sade.
A replacement is necessary, because in this age of microchips and rocketships, most fine wines are sealed with a plug of resilient, spongy wood cut from the bark of the Quercus suber, more commonly known as the cork oak tree.
Cork hugs the glass neck of the bottle with tenacity. When kept moist by the wine in a reclining bottle, corks can last 2years or more before they have to be replaced.
So if you have acquired the civilized habit of a refreshing glass of wine with your meal, here are a few tips on selecting and using cork pullers.
Choose your weapon
The T-shaped Henshall screw is a worthless piece of junk. Right now, get up and go into your kitchen and throw yours out. The good news is there are several designs for corkscrews that work flawlessly. A few are even idiot-proof. You would not cut your lawn with a pair of scissors, and neither should you try to pull a cork with a device originally designed to remove perfume stoppers. Go out and buy a real cork remover. There are three features to look for when selecting a cork remover.
Worms not augers. The part which is inserted into the cork should be a helix formed from a heavy wire that looks like a coiled worm. These wire worms do not tear the cork as they wind through it. Augers, whose thread is more like a screw, tear corks and should be avoided.
Mechanical advantage. The device should give you a mechanical advantage with levers, gears, or screws. Its design should translate a gentle motion on your part to forceful action on the cork.
Wide and long. Make sure the worm is wide enough and long enough to get a good grip on the whole cork. Narrow worms tend to pull out only the center of the cork, while worms shorter than 1.75″ only screw through part of a long cork, and often tear it in half.
I have personally used all of these devices many many times.
Screwpulls and imitators that is great for opening a lot of bottles in a hurry. Among the better imitators are the Rabbit and Insta-Pull
Even though we haven’t done new testing for this guide in a few years, we still believe the True Fabrications Truetap is the best corkscrew for most people.
If you can’t find the Truetap, go with OXO’s Steel Double Lever Waiter’s Corkscrew. It works the same way as our main pick, but shows OXO’s style. Though it’s few dollars more expensive, it at least comes from a well-known company and isn’t a knockoff being sold by someone claiming to be a different company.
For those with grip issues, or those looking for an opener that can handle multiple bottles without tiring out your hand, we recommend the Oster Electric Wine Bottle Opener. In our tests, this rechargeable electric opener worked faster and just as easily as one that cost twice as much, and its slender profile makes it easier for smaller hands to use.
You can think of a wine opener like a hammer. Sure, there are nail guns, but if you’re just driving one nail, they’re not really necessary.
As James Beard-nominated sommelier Michael McCaulley, wine director and partner at Philadelphia’s Tria, told us, you can think of a wine opener like a hammer. Sure, there are nail guns, but if you’re just driving one nail, they’re not really necessary. The same goes for Electric Wine Bottle Openers. You just need something that’ll get corks out easily and that will last.
To figure out the best options, we spoke to a number of wine servers and sommeliers— people who open bottle after bottle, night after night, among other experts. “You want a corkscrew that is easy to use and takes up as little space as possible. You also want ones that are made well and aren’t too expensive,” said Michael Madrigale, head sommelier for Michelin-star chef Daniel Boulud’s Bar Boulud, Epicerie Boulud, and Boulud Sud. “For home use, simple is best,” Ray Isle, Food & Wine’s executive wine editor, agreed. “I still prefer a waiter’s corkscrew to anything else,” he told us. “I really believe that a wine key is something quite personal. For me, the best style is the classic waiter’s corkscrew … I think that this kind of model gives a person the greatest amount of control when opening a bottle. It’s sort of like the ‘stick shift’ of wine keys. No professional driver wants an automatic,” said Jordan Salcito, wine director of David Chang’s Momofuku restaurant group and formerly of Eleven Madison Park, where she was part of a James Beard Award-winning beverage team. She told us that one should look for “a wine key that fits easily in (his or her) hand, has a long, sharp, knife capable of cutting a clean edge, and can extract long corks cleanly.”
Waiter’s corkscrews go by many different names: sommelier knife, waiter’s friend, and wine key among them. Their primary function, as with any corkscrew, is to remove the corks from bottles of wine, of course, but they generally have a small blade for removing the foil, as well as a bottle opener for popping the top off a beer. They’re often quite small, with the Pulltap’s style folding down to about inches long and less than half an inch wide. “Double-hinged” refers to the metal lever that folds out from the body of the corkscrew and sits against the mouth of the bottle. There are actually two steps; you first lift from the lip in the middle, and then, once the lever has reached its apex, the one at the end. You might also see this style referred to as a double lever. Single-hinged/levered options are out there too, but they don’t offer as much leverage and therefore require more yanking. With the double-hinged style, the cork comes right out.
Again and again, the experts told us Pulltap’s is the way to go. Tria’s McCaulley told us, “For everyday purposes we recommend a double-hinged Pulltap’s … Often times when you buy a corkscrew without a double hinge, especially if you’re inexperienced, you break corks very easily.” Asked why he specifically likes this model, he said, “It’s very light…it has a nice sharp blade, and it has a ridge to the blade, and the ridge really cuts through the foil really well. It has a thin worm that is made of strong metal.”
The wine openers and the wine.
We tested each assistive wine opener with the same brand of synthetic-corked wine. Although we prefer simply pulling the foil off rather than cutting it, we did test the foil cutters each of the openers came with. I opened a bottle following the manufacturer’s instructions, and then the test was repeated by a left-handed assistant with hand strength issues. We compared notes afterwards and were able to come to an easy consensus.
True Fabrications offers an alternative to the Pulltap’s called Truetap, and we feel the most comfortable recommending it as an easily accessible option. While it’s a knockoff of the style—really, identical save for the name engraved in the hinge—it’s a high quality option with all the same benefits. Because they’re so similar, all the input from the experts we spoke to still applies.
Flaws but not dealbreakers
Although we find the Truetap to be an easy-to-use, portable, and inexpensive corkscrew, it’s not for everyone. It does require a degree of physical strength and dexterity that some people may not possess. If that’s the case, consider the Oster Electric Wine Bottle Opener we discuss below.
It’s also slightly larger than Truetap in all dimensions and heavier by 4grams, which lends it a pleasantly heavy feel in the hand. As far as build goes, if you’ve used OXO products before, the steel body and matte rubber handle will be very familiar.
Rather than the smooth motion that Truetap offers when you open and close it, the metal lever on this one clicks into place when compacted or extended. It won’t change positions unless you want it to. The double-lever arrangement helps in removing longer corks, as you can get leverage from two positions. It works just as well as Truetap, which is to say, very smoothly. There’s little to no difference in how good they are at removing corks.
The foil-cutting blade is rounded rather than straight and serrated, making for a smoother cut along head of the bottle, and the beer bottle opener at the other end is another nice bonus. With two lifting arms, compared to one on the Truetap, you can open a bottle either underhand or overhand, whichever is more comfortable.
Care and maintenance
When you’re ready to open a bottle, we found the method suggested by Gary Vaynerchuk, the founder of Wine Library, to be about as easy as can be. First, he shows that you can simply pull the foil off the bottle, rather than cutting it. Then, place the worm in the center of the cork, and, rather than turning the opener, turn the bottle to start the drive. Once the worm is in, turn the corkscrew the rest of the way—about five rotations total. Then use the mechanics of the lever to lift it, and your vino is ready to go. If it seems hard, don’t worry. “Opening a bottle is a relatively simple procedure and gets easier with practice; if you’re not very good at it, you clearly should be drinking more wine,” said Hotel Jerome’s Zimorski.
Once the bottle is open, we’ve found that the best way to keep open wine fresh is to pick up a can of Private Preserve, recork it, and refrigerate it.
Wrapping it up
Sources “Well, when I pick up my standby home corkscrew, a Pulltap’s double-hinged waiter’s friend, I’m not wowed by the black plastic handle, flimsy metal fulcrum and serrated foil cutter. It works fine, but I confess I don’t feel much of anything about it. “
Maggie Hoffman, Which Is the Best Corkscrew?, Serious Eats, December 20, 2012
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Have the Perfect Wine Opener at the Ready: Choosing Between a Coravin and a Classic Corkscrew
A simple corkscrew is a solid choice if you’re an experienced bottle-opener, but a double-hinged version is easier for most people to use. Image source: Flickr CC user Nigel Wade
Last summer, I was invited to a massive wine and dinner party that was attended by at least 50 guests. Since every couple brought along a bottle of wine, the two hosts scrambled to open dozens of bottles as the night wore on. About two hours into the party, one of the hosts needed to open three bottles at once, but he only had a hand-held waiter’s corkscrew to get the job done. He got the first bottle open without a hitch, but the second bottle wasn’t so lucky; as he pried the cork out, his hand slipped, cutting the cork in half before it was out of the bottle. The host spent the next minutes plucking shards of cork out of the decanter by hand, trying desperately to salvage the wine.
These two hosts would have been far better off using a simple electric wine opener for a party of that size. Although most wine experts say that double-hinged, handheld corkscrews are the best option for daily use, you have to consider your needs before you rely on a single wine opener.
Sommelier Michael McCaulley says he thinks of wine openers as construction tools; nail guns are nice to have for serious home improvement projects, but they’re overkill if you’re driving a single nail into a wall. Consider your personal collection (and party) style when you choose the best wine opener for you.
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How to Use an Ab Wheel
Ab wheels exercise is best achievable by those who have some level of fitness. This is because the exercise is highly dependent on the movement of the abdominal muscles that moves the wheels. With that, if used by someone who has not engaged in other exercises then it can be so painful the first few days.
Another tip to note is that even though the commercial types have great design and functionality, one can also make one locally if one has no money to buy. Even though the locally made can also be used, they are a bit hectic to handle, and, therefore, one can adopt one and embark on simple training as you wait for money to purchase one.
Wacces AB Power Wheel
Waccess ab wheel is a dual wheel ab roller that requires minimal training to use. You can start your workout using this ab wheel product on your hands and knees, wherein, you can grasp the handles and roll the wheels forward and backward across the floor. You can keep your back and head in a straight line during the rolling movements it can provide. With this roller ab wheel trainer, you can straight out away from your knees. Further, it can also support your weight on the handles and your knees while maintaining a straight back. At the same time, it features two non-skid wheels joined to a solid metal bar for safety and stability. Also, the handles in this ab wheel are covered with cushioned rubber foam grips.
Valeo’s ab wheel has two non-skid wheels for added stability. Also, it has easy grip handles to prevent slippage, to strengthen and tone your abs, arms, shoulder and back. Valeo is a company that started their first product which is the original Classic Belt in 198Up until today, the company builds on that solid reputation by continuing to develop and deliver products of uncompromising quality and value. At the same time, Valeo offers an extensive line of both fitness and workplace safety accessories to help you perform your best, making it your source for all of your wellness needs.
This ab wheel from Elite Sportz Equipment made it to the top two in this review; certainly, it will help you develop core strength while also strengthening your arms, shoulders, chest and back. It has now a better design and includes two wheels with ergonomic handles that allow you to keep a firm hold when your workout becomes difficult. You will also get free instructional videos along the package to help you use your new exercise roller ab wheel to the fullest.
Dreams DO come true.
At A&CB Mission Control we seize any opportunity for a celebration: the D&D shelves are strewn with bunting; a birthday coinciding with sales conference is an excuse for red velvet cake for days. So when National Stationery Week/World Stationery Day rolled around, we were obviously on hand to shout from the rooftops about some of our hot ticket stationery items: pattern postcards, sticky notes and a ‘What Did I Buy Today?’ diary (personally too awkward for me to commemorate on paper my daily consumption of sausage roll, bus pass and Game of Thrones cupcake toppers, but a useful tool for some). While I nervously eschew any attempt at introspection in prompted journal format, I actively embraced matching my Bright Ideas pencils to my notebook and outfit like a deranged devotee of fashion tips from the ‘50s. We were popping up all over town, from Kensington to Islington, flogging our floral, stripy, sticky, colourful desk candy.
Sonic the Hedgehog title screen
Sonic the Hedgehog was looking for new adventures when he discovered West Side Island. Sonic landed his personal plane, the Tornado, on the island to check it out and relax, not paying attention to the fact that a certain metallic flying object was chasing him and suspiciously landed on the other side of the island.
It is said that a very long time ago, the people of West Side Island used a mysterious stone to advance their civilization and achieve prosperity. However, when those people tried to use the stone for the wrong reasons, their prosperity vanished overnight. It is believed that the kami sealed away the stone within the island’s depths.
One day shortly afterward, Sonic noticed a shy orange fox tagging behind him, who nervously scurried back into the welcoming shade of the still palm trees when he was spotted. When Sonic was not looking, the peculiar fox barely managed to keep up with the blue hero. The fox’s name was Miles Prower, though he was known as “Tails” due to his two special tails, which often made him the target of bullying. However, something changed in Tails when he saw Sonic come to the island, and he made up his mind that he wanted to be cool like Sonic. Realizing that the young kid was harmless, Sonic made friends with him and allowed him to hang around as he freely explored the island.
On an early afternoon, Tails discovered a lone aircraft stranded at the beach. Being a budding fan of machinery and vehicles, he rushed to take a closer inspection. He was admiring its magnificent build until he noticed that Sonic was taking a nap under its wing. Realizing that Sonic owned the plane, Tails gently retreated to the other side of it so as not to wake him. Suddenly, an ominous flash occurred in the direction of the nearby forest, followed by a terrific explosion. The wild fire blew away various debris, which Tails avoided by taking cover underneath the Tornado as he witnessed robots violently excavating the area. This ceaseless activity threatened to blanket the entire island in its destructive flames.
It turned out that Dr. Robotnik detected the presence of all Chaos Emeralds after following Sonic, including the lost seventh one spoken of in the island’s legend. He took the opportunity to kidnap the island’s Animals to rebuild his Badnik forces and finish his ultimate weapon, the Death Egg. Robotnik now ruled the factories, refineries and cities. He’s grabbed control of everything except the seven Chaos Emeralds. The speedy hedgehog went off into the forest to set things right and the curious fox followed.
The heroic duo traveled through West Side Island, rescuing the kidnapped animals and stopping Robotnik’s creations every time they face him. After liberating the island from Robotnik’s control, the doctor took off to his flying fortress with Sonic and Tails following on his trail on the Tornado. However, the plane gets shot and Sonic has to continue on without Tails. After defeating Robotnik, the doctor retreats to the Death Egg but Tails returns with an upgraded Tornado allowing Sonic to catch up with the doctor. Onboard the space base, the two then have a climatic showdown with Sonic emerging victorious and the doctor defeated, causing the Death Egg to explode while Sonic escapes just in time falling through the Earth. He is then saved by Tails where the duo became best friends from the course of the adventure.
Obtaining all seven Chaos Emeralds by clearing all of the special stages will unlock a new feature; Sonic’s ability to change into Super Sonic. Sonic changes into his “Super Form” when he has collected at least 50 rings and jumps into the air. At this point, he glows yellow and is virtually invincible, although he can still die by drowning, getting crushed, falling off the screen, or running out of time. His speed, acceleration and jump height are all increased as well. This means that it is much more difficult to control Sonic in this form, especially when the player needs to make precise jumps. However, his Spin Dash Attack is decreased in effectiveness as the initial velocity is decreased rapidly. Super Sonic consumes one ring per second, and when he has no rings left or he reaches the end of the act, he reverts to his normal state.
If the game is played with Tails only and the player manages to collect all of the Chaos Emeralds, nothing happens.
In two player versus mode, two players compete against each other -either as Sonic or Tails- in a split-screen race through three regular zones and one Special Stage.
Regular zones include Emerald Hill, Casino Night and Mystic Cave and have different music from their one player counterparts, while the Special Stage remains the same as in single player. In the regular levels, players are ranked in five areas (score, time, rings held at the end of the level, total rings collected, and number of item boxes broken), with the player scoring highest in the most levels winning the round, while in the Special Stage, players compete to obtain the most rings.
Once one player finishes one of the regular levels, the other player must finish the zone within 60 seconds or lose a life.
In case of a tie, an additional Special Stage round must be completed. Also, to heighten the stakes, there are two unique items in versus-mode: a Teleporter item that instantly switches positions between players in a zone, and a Robotnik item that damages the unlucky player. Furthermore, an optional setting allows that all item boxes in two-player mode are only Teleporters.
Red and silver triceratops bots with two wheels a booster on their back that roll along the ground. As Sonic nears, they rev their engine and boost towards him. They behave similarly to Motobugs. They can be found in the 201re-release in Hidden Palace Zone.
Red and yellow snail bots with one wheel with a booster on their back that were originally supposed to appear in Hill Top Zone. They boost towards Sonic when he is near them. Despite their shell having many spikes on them, they can be jumped on from the top with no consequence. They behave similarly to Motobugs and Stegways. In the 201re-release, they can be placed via debug mode in Emerald Hill Zone.
Special Stages in Sonic the Hedgehog 2
In Sonic the Hedgehog 2, there are Special Stages. When Sonic has collected at least 50 rings and he hits a Star Post, a red halo of stars will briefly float above it, which Sonic can then jump through to get to a special stage.
Special Stages track Sonic from behind while he runs through a three-dimensional half-pipe course filled with rings and bombs. A set amount of rings must be collected to pass through three checkpoints and eventually obtain the emerald itself. Playing co-operatively with Tails (as seen in the screenshot) raised some of the ring targets in the early stages, for example in the beginning of the first stage 40 rings were required to pass rather than 30. The order of stages is fixed in rising difficulty, and Sonic cannot enter the next stage without passing the previous (unlike Sonic the Hedgehog). Whether the player is able to obtain the emerald or not, Sonic is transported back to the last lamp post he hit in the zone when the special stage is over and has zero rings.
On return from a Special Stage, the entire zone is reset (except the game timer) – the player is without rings but all the collected item boxes and rings reappear (although unfortunately so do the Badniks). Also, if Sonic activates a Star Post, all the Star Posts before that one will be activated as well, whether or not with 50 rings in hand. This created a tactical element to getting the most out of each zone in terms of opportunities to grab Emeralds. It is possible to collect all seven within Emerald Hill Zone, provided the player is careful with the order in which Star Posts are activated (and indeed, very skilled at the Special Stages).
Due to the popularity of its predecessor, Sonic the Hedgehog already had an established fanbase anticipating its release.
The game received critical acclaim upon release and was a best seller in the UK charts for months.
As of 2006, the game has sold over million copies, making it the second best-selling game for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (after the original Sonic the Hedgehog). Out of those million worldwide sales, only 400,000 cartridges were sold in Japan.
Based on magazine reviews from the early 1990s, the game has an aggregate score of 93% at both Defunct Games based on reviews and music.
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First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Stationary Corkscrews wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Stationary Corkscrews
- №1 — Wine Enthusiast Legacy Corkscrew Stand, Birch (Does not include Legacy Stationary Corkscrew as shown in the image. Must be purchased separately)
- №2 — NBA Cork Screw and Wine Bottle Topper Set
- №3 — Metrokane Rabbit Bar Tools Wing Corkscrew