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Encyclopedia > Corkscrew
A basic corkscrew
A basic corkscrew
A kind of French corkscrew
A kind of French corkscrew

A corkscrew is a tool for drawing stopping corks from wine bottles. Generally, it comprises a pointed metallic helix attached to a handle. The user grips the handle and screws the metal point through the cork, entwining the cork and corkscrew so that moving one moves the other. Corkscrews are necessary because corks themselves, being small and smooth, are difficult to grip and remove. The handle of the corkscrew, often a horizontal bar of wood attached to the screw, allows for a fine, commanding grip making removal of the stopper relatively easy. Many corkscrew handles incorporate levers that further increase the amount of force that can be applied outwards upon the cork. Look up corkscrew in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x963, 48 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Corkscrew ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x963, 48 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Corkscrew ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... A cork stopper for a wine bottle Champagne corks Varnished cork tiles can be used for flooring, as a substitute for linoleum or tiles. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... Composite body, painted, and glazed bottle. ... A helix (pl: helices), from the Greek word έλικας/έλιξ, is a twisted shape like a spring, screw or a spiral (correctly termed helical) staircase. ... A cork stopper for a wine bottle Champagne corks Varnished cork tiles can be used for flooring, as a substitute for linoleum or tiles. ... A stopper is a truncated conical piece of rubber or cork used to close off a glass tube, piece of laboratory glassware, a wine bottle or barrel and other containers with orifices. ... Levers can be used to exert a large force over a small distance at one end by exerting only a small force over a greater distance at the other. ... its made by jaypeeng magandang google wikepedia For other uses, see Force (disambiguation). ...


Its design was derived from the gun worm which was a device used by musketmen to remove unspent charges from a musket's barrel in a similar fashion. Muskets and bayonets aboard the frigate Grand Turk. ...


Corks are largely associated with wine bottles, although they are being replaced with other alternative closures such as screwcaps. A wine bottle is a bottle used for holding wine, generally made of glass. ... Vinova synthetic wine closure Another type of wine closure Alternative wine closures are substitutes used in the wine industry for sealing wine bottles in place of traditional cork closures. ... A screwcap is a type of closure that is gaining increasing support as an alternative to cork for sealing wine bottles. ...


In 1795, the first corkscrew patent ever was granted to the Reverend Samuell Henshall, in England. The clergyman affixed a simple disk, now known as the Henshall Button, between the worm and the shank. The disk prevents the worm from going too deep into the cork, forces the cork to turn with the turning of the crosspiece, and thus breaks the adhesion between the cork and the neck of the bottle. The disk is designed and manufactured slightly concave on the underside, which compresses the top of the cork and helps keep it from breaking apart.[1]


The Greystone campus of the Culinary Institute of America has well over 500 corkscrews on display in Saint Helena, California. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Sommelier knife

A waiter's corkscrew
A waiter's corkscrew

A sommelier knife or waiter's friend is a corkscrew in a folding body similar to a pocket knife. An arm extends to brace against the lip of the bottle for leverage when removing the cork, and a small hinged knife blade is housed in the handle end for removing the foil wrapping the neck of many wine bottles. These are often deemed to be the fastest corkscrews. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1893x1257, 262 KB) Description: Sommelier Knife, photo taken in Japan Source: Photo taken by Haragayato using a FujiFilm FinePix40i, and edited. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1893x1257, 262 KB) Description: Sommelier Knife, photo taken in Japan Source: Photo taken by Haragayato using a FujiFilm FinePix40i, and edited. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A pocket knife is a type of folding knife with a blade that fits inside the handle. ...

Corkscrew collections

In August 2006 the University of California, Berkeley displayed a 1,500-item corkscrew collection at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in Kroeber Hall, on the UC campus.[2] Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ...


Since July 2006, the Montecalvo Versiggia near Pavia, Italy is displaying a collection of over 200 different types of corkscrews.


See also

It has been suggested that Wine thief, Tastevin, Wine clip, Wine collar and Wine stopper be merged into this article or section. ...

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Museo del Cavatappi

External links

  • www.corkscrewsonline.com Corkscrews Online
  • www.corkscrewmuseum.com The Virtual Corkscrew Museum
  • www.tire-bouchons.fr Corkscrews'stories
  • www.corkscrew.comThe Antique Corkscrew Gallery

  Results from FactBites:
 
How to Open a Wine Bottle | eHow.com (923 words)
Holding the corkscrew as vertically and straight as possible, place the sharp end directly into the middle of the cork.
Keep turning the handle until the arms of the corkscrew are completely raised and the screw is well into the cork.
Avoid corkscrews that penetrate the cork with a solid, ridged metal screw, which won't grip a draw cork well and can tear it apart.
EncycloWine: Encyclopedia for Wine Enthusiasts - Corkscrew (382 words)
Corkscrews are necessary because corks themselves, being small and smooth, are difficult to grip and (elegantly) remove.
A sommelier knife or waiter's corkscrew is a corkscrew in a folding body similar to a pocket knife.
An arm extends to brace against the lip of the bottle for leverage when removing the cork, and a small hinged knife blade is housed in the handle end for removing the foil wrapping the neck of many wine bottles.
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