Patented wine cork opener for old and fragile corks. Effective and consistent on mature wines.
"I tried The Durand over the weekend and it worked perfectly in a bottle of Chateau Palmer 1921, the corked was soaked all the way through, but still managed to get it out in one piece…and the wine was outstanding, so a great debut for my Durand!"----Lauridsen,Wine Collector, Copenhagen
How to Use
1.Screw HELIX into center of cork until STABILIZER BAR rests against top of cork (or bottle).
2.With BLADES on either side of STABILIZER BAR, insert first the “long” then “short” BLADE between the cork and bottle.
3.Work the BLADES down between the cork and bottle by pressing down alternately over each BLADE using the HANDLE. Continue this “rocking” motion until the bottom of the HANDLE rests against the top of the STABILIZER BAR.
4.Hold the bottle securely. With the other hand grasp the STABILIZER BAR and HANDLE together and twist, then pull upward slowly continuing to twist to remove the cork.
Even with the stability and support offered by the Durand, the very oldest and more fragile corks may benefit from a little added care. Use your fingers on the cork near the neck of the bottle to help ‘nurse’ the cork during the later stages of removal.