Part of the charm of ordering a bottle of wine at an upscale restaurant is the table service. When an experienced server or sommelier brings your choice of wine to your side, displays the label and begins to open the bottle, no movement seems out of place. The corkscrew is the essential tool in delivering a good table service experience.
Using a wine bottle opener or corkscrew does not require great aptitude or talent. However, the subtle pop of a cork being pulled from the mouth of a wine bottle can help build anticipation for a table of guests. If your using a corkscrew, it helps to know the best way to utilize it, especially if you are presenting and opening a bottle of wine at a guest’s table. There are common varieties that more waiters carry with them, and others that are mainly for home use.