An Old Cork’s Best Friend

Just pulled this fantastic cork from a bottle of 30-year-old Sterling “Diamond Mountain Ranch” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley). I’m sure it would have crumbled into a zillion pieces if I had tried to take it out with anything other than a Durand. This fantastic, easy-to-use type of corkscrew combines a standard waiter’s corkscrew and an Ah-So. So there’s a worm and prongs. It’s absolutely faultless and works miraculously with old wines. The Durand was founded in 2007 by sommelier Yves Durand to allow one to extract an old or compromised cork in one piece. It’s an indispensable tool for many wine lovers.

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