Category Archives: corkscrew

The Corkscrew by Rob Higgs

Rob Higgs is an artist who makes extraordinarily convoluted machines — or at least one: the “Corkscrew”, a self-cast monstrosity for gears and levers which does, unbelievably, actually work as a half-ton corkscrew for a bottle of wine. I’ll take … Continue reading

Electric wine bottle corkscrew saves you milliseconds and microcalories

The first line of marketing twaddle for the Peugeot Electric Wine Opener had me at Wikipedia in seconds, playing up a hunch: Leave it to the French to devise an elegant, ultrafast method for opening a single bottle of wine … Continue reading

Ratchet Corkscrew

While this ratcheted corkscrew still forces you to tug and yank and curse the cork out of the top of the bottle, at least you’ll have a couple of calories more energy to do so than if you’d used a … Continue reading

€50,000 Corkscrew by Sveid

These made-to-order corkscrews from Sveid are €50,000 apiece. The small hook that is used to operate the corkscrew is 18-carat gold, but is also available in platinum, while the body is made from “aviation titanium.” The video on their site … Continue reading