Help: Automatic Corkscrew needed for Mother

Help: Automatic Corkscrew needed for Mother

Post by purduepho.. » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 22:34:16



Good morning-

I'm hoping you'll excuse the slightly off-topic post here.  I am
desperately trying to find some form of automatic corkscrew.  My
searches have turned up nothing- everything that they label as
'automatic' still requires some form of advantaged leverage, and even
that would appear to be too much for my mother to operate.

I did tell her some great new wines are coming out in***top, and
she said (and I quote- this is hillarious) "I haven't had a***top
wine since I was 18- and they were AWFUL!  I'm not starting again!".  I
think some more marketing is in order...

I have seen the CO2 wine poppers that require a needle to be injected
thru the cork and, again, that would appear to require too much force
to do.

The ' Uncorking Machines' are typically bench mounted and still have a
small amount of leverage that may be too difficult for her to operate.

I could probably build one (if I had the time) but I know there's got
to be one out there ready to be gift-wrapped for christmas.

Suggestions welcome-

Jason

 
 
 

Help: Automatic Corkscrew needed for Mother

Post by spmu » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 23:02:26


Quote:

> Good morning-

> I'm hoping you'll excuse the slightly off-topic post here.  I am
> desperately trying to find some form of automatic corkscrew.  My
> searches have turned up nothing- everything that they label as
> 'automatic' still requires some form of advantaged leverage, and even
> that would appear to be too much for my mother to operate.

> I did tell her some great new wines are coming out in***top, and
> she said (and I quote- this is hillarious) "I haven't had a***top
> wine since I was 18- and they were AWFUL!  I'm not starting again!".  I
> think some more marketing is in order...

> I have seen the CO2 wine poppers that require a needle to be injected
> thru the cork and, again, that would appear to require too much force
> to do.

> The ' Uncorking Machines' are typically bench mounted and still have a
> small amount of leverage that may be too difficult for her to operate.

> I could probably build one (if I had the time) but I know there's got
> to be one out there ready to be gift-wrapped for christmas.

> Suggestions welcome-

> Jason

Goto Target.com and search for "battery corkscrew" $19.99...you may or
maynot get it for Christmas..... good luck..

Sean

 
 
 

Help: Automatic Corkscrew needed for Mother

Post by Ray Calver » Sun, 10 Dec 2006 02:38:47


I think your grandmother has her feet firmly on the ground and knows what
she wants.  There is no reason for her to change even if the screwtops work
just as well.  My kids gave me a battery operated cork remover last year and
it works just fine.  But then I am probably as old as your grandmother and I
still use my manual cork removers.  Maybe it is a macho thing or maybe I,
like your grandmother am to old or not old enough to change.

Ray


Quote:


>> Good morning-

>> I'm hoping you'll excuse the slightly off-topic post here.  I am
>> desperately trying to find some form of automatic corkscrew.  My
>> searches have turned up nothing- everything that they label as
>> 'automatic' still requires some form of advantaged leverage, and even
>> that would appear to be too much for my mother to operate.

>> I did tell her some great new wines are coming out in***top, and
>> she said (and I quote- this is hillarious) "I haven't had a***top
>> wine since I was 18- and they were AWFUL!  I'm not starting again!".  I
>> think some more marketing is in order...

>> I have seen the CO2 wine poppers that require a needle to be injected
>> thru the cork and, again, that would appear to require too much force
>> to do.

>> The ' Uncorking Machines' are typically bench mounted and still have a
>> small amount of leverage that may be too difficult for her to operate.

>> I could probably build one (if I had the time) but I know there's got
>> to be one out there ready to be gift-wrapped for christmas.

>> Suggestions welcome-

>> Jason

> Goto Target.com and search for "battery corkscrew" $19.99...you may or
> maynot get it for Christmas..... good luck..

> Sean

 
 
 

Help: Automatic Corkscrew needed for Mother

Post by <marie.. » Sun, 10 Dec 2006 02:57:07


I have had many type of corkscrews.

Then while touring a Winery I purchased a basic quality made corkscrew that
look like this Multi-Function Corkscrew
 29K01.01
http://www.FoundCollection.com/,104,53217  it is
only priced at about $7.00 CAD.

You can look and try all kind of Automatic corkscrew but in my opinion the
best one I had and still use everyday is the one shown at Lee Valley.  It
does not have to be purchased at Lee Valley but make sure that it quality is
very good otherwise it will not work well.

The waiters in Restaurant prefer the two stages lever action.  Myself I am
comfortable with the one stage lever action.

I do not know what to do with all these automatic corkscrews received as
gifts.  If I throw them away, it will offend those who gave them to me.


Quote:


>> Good morning-

>> I'm hoping you'll excuse the slightly off-topic post here.  I am
>> desperately trying to find some form of automatic corkscrew.  My
>> searches have turned up nothing- everything that they label as
>> 'automatic' still requires some form of advantaged leverage, and even
>> that would appear to be too much for my mother to operate.

>> I did tell her some great new wines are coming out in***top, and
>> she said (and I quote- this is hillarious) "I haven't had a***top
>> wine since I was 18- and they were AWFUL!  I'm not starting again!".  I
>> think some more marketing is in order...

>> I have seen the CO2 wine poppers that require a needle to be injected
>> thru the cork and, again, that would appear to require too much force
>> to do.

>> The ' Uncorking Machines' are typically bench mounted and still have a
>> small amount of leverage that may be too difficult for her to operate.

>> I could probably build one (if I had the time) but I know there's got
>> to be one out there ready to be gift-wrapped for christmas.

>> Suggestions welcome-

>> Jason

> Goto Target.com and search for "battery corkscrew" $19.99...you may or
> maynot get it for Christmas..... good luck..

> Sean

 
 
 

Help: Automatic Corkscrew needed for Mother

Post by purduepho.. » Sun, 10 Dec 2006 10:33:25


Thanks all-

The issue with the leverage is that it's tendon related- she can't make
the proper motion to 'lift' the lever up or jam it downwards.  It still
takes quite a bit of force to operate any leveraged cork screw- which
is rapidly becoming practically impossible.

I *never* thought to check out Targets- and they have several- so I'll
be heading over there.  The Oester looks pretty slim and it's
rechargeable...

Thanks again!

Jason

Quote:

> I have had many type of corkscrews.

> Then while touring a Winery I purchased a basic quality made corkscrew that
> look like this Multi-Function Corkscrew
>  29K01.01
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/,104,53217  it is
> only priced at about $7.00 CAD.

> You can look and try all kind of Automatic corkscrew but in my opinion the
> best one I had and still use everyday is the one shown at Lee Valley.  It
> does not have to be purchased at Lee Valley but make sure that it quality is
> very good otherwise it will not work well.

> The waiters in Restaurant prefer the two stages lever action.  Myself I am
> comfortable with the one stage lever action.

> I do not know what to do with all these automatic corkscrews received as
> gifts.  If I throw them away, it will offend those who gave them to me.




> >> Good morning-

> >> I'm hoping you'll excuse the slightly off-topic post here.  I am
> >> desperately trying to find some form of automatic corkscrew.  My
> >> searches have turned up nothing- everything that they label as
> >> 'automatic' still requires some form of advantaged leverage, and even
> >> that would appear to be too much for my mother to operate.

> >> I did tell her some great new wines are coming out in***top, and
> >> she said (and I quote- this is hillarious) "I haven't had a***top
> >> wine since I was 18- and they were AWFUL!  I'm not starting again!".  I
> >> think some more marketing is in order...

> >> I have seen the CO2 wine poppers that require a needle to be injected
> >> thru the cork and, again, that would appear to require too much force
> >> to do.

> >> The ' Uncorking Machines' are typically bench mounted and still have a
> >> small amount of leverage that may be too difficult for her to operate.

> >> I could probably build one (if I had the time) but I know there's got
> >> to be one out there ready to be gift-wrapped for christmas.

> >> Suggestions welcome-

> >> Jason

> > Goto Target.com and search for "battery corkscrew" $19.99...you may or
> > maynot get it for Christmas..... good luck..

> > Sean

 
 
 

Help: Automatic Corkscrew needed for Mother

Post by <marie.. » Sun, 10 Dec 2006 10:59:25


Sorry, I give you a non pertinent suggestion.

Today, the major wine producers are slowly moving towards***caps.
It appears to be well accepted by the old and new generation.
I would say because its tendon related It would better for her to try any
corkscrew on your short list before purchasing.


Quote:
> Thanks all-

> The issue with the leverage is that it's tendon related- she can't make
> the proper motion to 'lift' the lever up or jam it downwards.  It still
> takes quite a bit of force to operate any leveraged cork screw- which
> is rapidly becoming practically impossible.

> I *never* thought to check out Targets- and they have several- so I'll
> be heading over there.  The Oester looks pretty slim and it's
> rechargeable...

> Thanks again!

> Jason


>> I have had many type of corkscrews.

>> Then while touring a Winery I purchased a basic quality made corkscrew
>> that
>> look like this Multi-Function Corkscrew
>>  29K01.01
>> http://www.FoundCollection.com/,104,53217  it
>> is
>> only priced at about $7.00 CAD.

>> You can look and try all kind of Automatic corkscrew but in my opinion
>> the
>> best one I had and still use everyday is the one shown at Lee Valley.  It
>> does not have to be purchased at Lee Valley but make sure that it quality
>> is
>> very good otherwise it will not work well.

>> The waiters in Restaurant prefer the two stages lever action.  Myself I
>> am
>> comfortable with the one stage lever action.

>> I do not know what to do with all these automatic corkscrews received as
>> gifts.  If I throw them away, it will offend those who gave them to me.




>> >> Good morning-

>> >> I'm hoping you'll excuse the slightly off-topic post here.  I am
>> >> desperately trying to find some form of automatic corkscrew.  My
>> >> searches have turned up nothing- everything that they label as
>> >> 'automatic' still requires some form of advantaged leverage, and even
>> >> that would appear to be too much for my mother to operate.

>> >> I did tell her some great new wines are coming out in***top, and
>> >> she said (and I quote- this is hillarious) "I haven't had a***top
>> >> wine since I was 18- and they were AWFUL!  I'm not starting again!".
>> >> I
>> >> think some more marketing is in order...

>> >> I have seen the CO2 wine poppers that require a needle to be injected
>> >> thru the cork and, again, that would appear to require too much force
>> >> to do.

>> >> The ' Uncorking Machines' are typically bench mounted and still have a
>> >> small amount of leverage that may be too difficult for her to operate.

>> >> I could probably build one (if I had the time) but I know there's got
>> >> to be one out there ready to be gift-wrapped for christmas.

>> >> Suggestions welcome-

>> >> Jason

>> > Goto Target.com and search for "battery corkscrew" $19.99...you may or
>> > maynot get it for Christmas..... good luck..

>> > Sean

 
 
 

Help: Automatic Corkscrew needed for Mother

Post by Joe Sallusti » Sun, 10 Dec 2006 20:58:20


Quote:
> The issue with the leverage is that it's tendon related- she can't make
> the proper motion to 'lift' the lever up or jam it downwards.  It still
> takes quite a bit of force to operate any leveraged cork screw- which
> is rapidly becoming practically impossible.

Jason,
If they are out of them see if Presque Isle has any of these:

http://www.FoundCollection.com/

It's a wooden counterscrew opener from Italy.  It's basically a bell
with two screws that are counter-opposed.  You***the big one into
the cork, then you turn the little one the same way and it extracts the
cork.  You could lengthen the arms if she had trouble grasping it.

I bought one just bacause it looked cool and was under $10.  I'm on
about my 5th, people see it and I end up giving them away becaue Im an
idiot sometimes.  (Free wine with corkscrew, what a racket.)  It never
requires much force or dexterity and it's handmade.

Joe

 
 
 

Help: Automatic Corkscrew needed for Mother

Post by Joe Sallusti » Sun, 10 Dec 2006 21:04:14


Quote:

> Today, the major wine producers are slowly moving towards***caps.
> It appears to be well accepted by the old and new generation.

Or, you could get her a bottle of anything from New Zealand and that
will change her mind.  I remember  the cheap***tops like MD 20/20
(we called it Mad Dog) from my younger days so know exactly what she
means.  It might be translated:***top = 'drink for effect' cause
this is not only cheap it ain't really wine...

Joe