The Durand Corks Crew
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We appreciate how this corkscrew has been dependable during its years of service. Compared to our prior wine opener, the two-tiered fulcrum is a stroke of genius. Plus, we like the visual value added by the resin side panels. Also, assess the size and height of the worm. They are usually designed to have five turns but may be thin or big. Both are effective, but they may vary in how big the hole they make on the cork. The cork container supplied with The Durand contains small magnets that could present a choking hazard to small children. As a wine lover, you know that opening a bottle of wine can sometimes be a challenge, especially if the cork is old and brittle. A corkscrew is an essential tool for any wine lover, but not all corkscrews are created equal. In this article, I will tell you all about wine corkscrews and help you find the perfect corkscrew for your needs.
The Durand ® is a fully patented, two part device that enables the user to successfully remove older and fragile wine corks whole and intact. The Durand ® was invented by wine collector Mark Taylor who had struggled with challenging corks when opening older fine wines. He founded Wining Taylors, LLC (based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA) to manufacture and market The Durand ® in 2007. The Durand ® is named for Yves Durand, a world-renowned sommelier, and a personal friend and mentor. It’s durable, easy, and has a compact and stylish design, making it chic and comfortable in the hand. Corkscrews are investments in the workplace and the kitchen as it preserves the wine's cork, which will keep its flavor and aroma after opening,” she adds. An old wine has spent decades quietly evolving in its bottle, waiting for its moment on stage. To not give it the opportunity to fully express itself is a disservice not only to the wine, but to you and your guests. The most important step in preventing cork breakage is to use the proper corkscrew. As mentioned above, corkscrew types work differently for various people. So, experiment with these types to determine what works best for you and your corks. EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND DIRECTIONS: Within the reusable wrapper is a graphic direction showing how to use it.HIGH-QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: Constructed using die-cast metal for the handle and cover and premium solid steel for the prongs. Instructions for use are printed on the inside of the reusable wrapper that encases the cork presentation box of The Durand ®. Patent information: SOLID FEEL: Has a weighty construction from alloy steel, making it durable and corrosion-resistant. There’s a misconception that the more expensive, gadgety corkscrews are easier and better, but that’s rarely the case for me," says Goddu. "Use whatever’s easiest for you, but for me, that’s my trusty wine key.” The first part of The Durand—an old-fashioned screw—is inserted all the way through the cork. The second part is a set of two blades that resembles an Ah-So. It is inserted perpendicular to the screw, with the blades going down the sides of the cork (between the cork and glass). Its purpose is to separate the cork from the glass, while the screw holds the cork together.
The best waiter’s corkscrew versions are the variations with a hinged leg or boot lever, or alternately, models with two boot levers,” says Vayda. “This allows you to start at the hinge or smaller leg and finish opening with the entire lever, giving more leverage at the beginning of the process."Center the squiqqly metal part (sometimes called the “worm”) atop the cork, and then screw it in until it’s about 3/4 of the way inside the cork. It depends a bit on the corkscrew, but for a simple wine key (sometimes called a waiter’s corkscrew), the process is as follows: If you fail to report the damage to us within the 48 hour period, a successful claim is not guaranteed but we will always look for a suitable solution.