|Emerson corkscrew & stand|
I first encountered an electric corkscrew at a cousin's house, I was curious. Anything to do with making the wine experience more pleasurable, I'm usually for it. Not totally convinced of its ease and utility, I didn't run out and buy one right away. My second encounter caused me to just that. I bought 3. I was on the plane with the a flight attendant suffering from Fibromyalgia. She pulled out the identical corkscrew I'd seen at my cousin's. "I can't use the traditional corkscrew, I don't have enough strength in my hands." She explained.
Although morning, (it was 5 o'clock somewhere) a passenger asked for a glass of wine. My co-worker pulled out her gadget, locked it on the cork and depressed the button. It didn't work because the bottle continued to spin. I made the same mistake the first time I used it that was until my cousin showed me how. I obliged my co-worker. You have to lock it on the neck, hold the bottle, depressed the down button and keep it pressed until the unit stops, not when you feel it has. The unit should slide off the bottle with ease. You release the cork by pressing the top of the button, again continue to press until the cork falls into your hand.
Why an electric corkscrew?