Forgive me if this has been covered exhaustively in the past and if it’s a waste of space on the forum but I’ve sustained an embarrassing number of injuries from the dull foil cutter on my wine key that I otherwise really like.
any suggestions for an ergonomic wine key with a really good foil cutter? I’m not gonna spend $100 on a pearl handled one with unicorn hairs inside. But I’m willing to spend a few extra $ to ensure my safety :) thanks!
I swear by the mid level (innovation model) Coutale, my wine director took one look at my raggedy looking foil cut and immediately handed me one of his extras
the nicer ones have a jagged blade though.
i'm not familiar with the innovation model specifically, but the 3 or 4 different coutales that I had, all had short worms with a thin diameter, and these would cause even slightly dry corks to crumble. Maybe the innovation is different?
Keith Herrick and Nathan Bihm: where are you sourcing these from?
Im guessing you meant me and not keith hammond? Coutale seems to make corkscrews for big brand wineries but can also be purchased on amazon.
I just found a Coutale innovation in my desk. The knife is really good but the spiral portion of the worm is 4.5cm long, and a Laguiole is 5.5cm long. Cartaillier is also 5.5cm. The diameter of the worm on Laguiole/Cartaillier is just over 1cm, while the Coutale is just under .9cm. Sounds minor but with a fragile cork, these differences make a huge difference if you don't have an ah so/Durand handy.
If we're iffy about a cork we use the restaurant's Durand. I haven't personally had issue with coutale crumbling corks