The amazing Wine Wizard bottle opener eliminates the anxiety of opening wine at a table full of guests. This ingenious tool neatly extracts both traditional and synthetic corks without spewing cork particles on the table or in a guests glass.
The openers 6-1/2-by-5-1/4-inch oval base has a rubber, suction bottom that sturdily adheres to any surface--to activate, simply depress the lever on back of the Wine Wizard. Wine bottles sit atop the base on an anti-slip cushion, while a key halfway up the Wizard body loosens the neck to adjust the opener to any bottle height. From there, opening is easy. Simply hold the neck of the bottle between the grips and lift the handle to lower the worm into the cork. Pull the handle down again to extract the cork, loosen the grips, and--voila! To remove the cork from the worm, just lift and lower the handle one more time while holding the cork between the grips.
This professional-level opener has durable handles and gears made of chrome-plated, zinc alloy. Its body is made of lightweight plastic. Though the opener breaks apart into two pieces when not in use, its still a bit more cumbersome to store than a traditional corkscrew: The base piece is 8 inches long, while the opener measures 9-1/2 inches with handles and grips extending 8 inches across. The Wine Wizard comes with a foil cutter and an extra worm. --Cristina Vaamonde