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    Expensive wine bottle opening tool - GIF

    Tool used to open a 1961 Chateau Petrus, valued around $5-$10K.




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    That is the most horrible way to try to open a bottle of wine...

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    Just make sure you grit your teeth when sipping. Enjoy

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    Why use this method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangi View Post
    Why use this method?
    Don't know for sure, but here are some thoughts...

    Avoid getting bits of cork in the wine. Remember, that cork is sixty years old.

    Prevent someone from refilling the bottle with Mogen David and reselling it for what the label says.

    Prevent stirring up the residue in the bottle.

    If the bottle was stored properly, cork end slanted down, the cork may have residue on it that could contaminate the wine if disturbed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Don't know for sure, but here are some thoughts...

    Avoid getting bits of cork in the wine. Remember, that cork is sixty years old.
    These are known as Port tongs and are more usually used for opening vintage port and less so for old wine to avoid bits of cork as Marv suggests.
    Done properly it gives a clean break with no loose glass bits.
    Vintage port is one of my favourite tipples.


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