The $410 Corkscrew

The New York Times, April 19th 2011, by Eric Asimov

THEY come in all shapes and sizes. Most often, they can be found stuffed into kitchen drawers alongside potato mashers, melon ballers and other seldom-used essentials of the kitchen. Wine lovers take them for granted, except when nobody can find one. Call a Boy Scout! He’s sure to be prepared with a handy multifunction pocket knife that includes one. I’m talking, of course, about corkscrews, which, regardless of the screw cap, remain indispensable for achieving access to the wine within.

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