When it comes to opening wines sealed with cork, I use either one of two devices. Both are simple to master.
The first is the trusty waiter’s friend. You can buy these anywhere, ranging in price from a few dollars, right up to a few hundred dollars. Make sure you get one with the double hinge (which most do). This feature not only makes it much easier to pull the cork out, it puts less sideways pressure on the cork. This is important for older, weaker and more brittle corks, making them les