Known simply as "The Durand" amongst oenophiles, this brilliant device is an absolute essential for anyone who enjoys opening and drinking older wines.
The unique combination of the classic two prong design wedded with the spun shank of a typical corkscrew eliminates broken corks, corks pushed into bottles, or corks partially removed leaving pieces in the wine.
Made of stainless steel with a brushed nickel finish.
Comes with a tidy storage box made of cork that measures 3 x 5 inches and had magnetic closures.
How to use The Durand:
1. Screw HELIX into center of cork until STABILIZER BAR rests against top of cork (or bottle).
2. With BLADES on either side of STABILIZER BAR, insert first the “long” then “short” BLADE between the cork and bottle.
3. Work the BLADES down between the cork and bottle by pressing down alternately over each BLADE using the HANDLE. Continue this “rocking” motion until the bottom of the HANDLE rests against the top of the STABILIZER BAR.
4. Hold the bottle securely. With the other hand grasp the STABILIZER BAR and HANDLE together and twist, then pull upward slowly continuing to twist to remove the cork.
More about the producer:
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.