Wine Openers : Ratings of Sources

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Wine Openers: Ratings of Sources

1. The Best Corkscrew for Opening Wine, Nick Guy, Nov. 5, 2014
Nick Guy spoke to wine servers and sommeliers before narrowing his list of wine openers for hands-on testing. He names a top pick, runner-up and best electric wine opener. Testers evaluate each wine opener for performance, ease of use and durability. The resulting reviews are detailed, even-handed and comparative.
2. The Best Electric Wine Opener, Editors of, Nov. 28, 2016
Editors at researched more than 20 electric wine openers and subjected five to hands-on testing. They name an overall winner, the best pick for those with arthritis, a budget pick, the best opener for commercial use, and a top pick for gifting. Tests include a measure of battery life and effectiveness on six bottles of wine. The discussion is even-handed and comparative.
3. Corkscrews & Openers, Contributors to, As of December 2016
Credibility: is one of the best resources for real-world reviews of wine openers. Reviews are often quite detailed and even-handed, and some note durability concerns that are often overlooked in other reviews. Prospective buyers should read carefully, since reviewers sometimes wrongly fault a product for bad experiences with the seller or shipping. Readers should also beware of older reviews, which might discuss an older version of a product with flaws that have been addressed.
4. Which is the Best Corkscrew?, Maggie Hoffman, Dec. 20, 2012
Hoffman tests out six popular models and styles of wine openers, comparing them and detailing the pros and cons of each. Each review details ease of use, aesthetics, performance and value. Though she doesn't pick a winner, she notes who should buy each kind of wine opener, and who should steer clear, based on several lifestyle considerations.
5. Cook's Illustrated Wine Openers (Waiter's Corkscrews), Editors of, March 2014
Cook's Illustrated editors rate five waiter's corkscrews from $13 to more than $200 by opening a staggering 15 cases of wine. They give each corkscrew one, two, or three stars for ease of use and performance. Two are recommended, two are recommended with reservations, and one is not recommended. Although this is an older report, Cook's Illustrated editors continually review their tests for discontinued or recalled products, and update accordingly.
6. What's the Best Wine Opener for You?, Madeline Puckette, Sept. 2, 2013
Though she doesn't comment on any specific models, Puckette's buying guide details the advantages and disadvantages of each major kind of wine opener: waiter-style corkscrews, winged corkscrews, lever-style openers, table-top openers, electric models, twist-and-pull corkscrews, ah-so openers and air-pump corkscrews. She recommends each type depending on certain lifestyle factors.
7. Wine Accessories, Contributors to, As of December 2016
Credibility: sells a wide range of wine bottle openers, both higher-end and budget. Reviewers rate products on a five-star scale overall. They also give specific ratings for value and quality, and indicate whether they would recommend each product to a friend. Reviews aren't as comprehensive as those on Amazon, however.
8. Wine Enthusiast Wine Openers, Contributors to, As of December 2016
The online arm of Wine Enthusiast catalog, includes a good collection of reviews for a wide range of popular wine openers. Reviewers rate each product on a one- to five-star scale, and there is a spot for questions and answers. Reviews seem honest, but they aren't as detailed as those typically found on