I'd never seen this opener until I was at my in laws this past Christmas, but they quickly turned me into a believer. At first I was pretty skeptic, since I'd been burned by both the CO2 Pressure Openers and the expensive Rabbit bottle opener several years ago, with it's promises of super-easy opening. I discarded the Rabbit in the back of a cupboard not long after getting it because I had to grip the wine bottle between my knees and use every ounce of strength I had to get bottles open with it. Not easy at all when it took more effort than a regular corkscrew. And well, the CO2 opener worked really infrequently, and most of the time would just shoot a pressurized stream of wine up onto my ceiling, from the little hole it made through the cork, so it's been thrown away a long time.
But this new opener, my friends, this new opener is magic!
The Oster Cordless Rechargeable Electric Wine Opener has seriously changed my wine-opening life! There's zero effort involved, and now instead of sweetly asking my husband to open my wine bottles for me with our old fashioned corkscrew, now I actually ask him if I can open his bottles for him because it's fun!
But since you can't really get a feel for how easy it is from just the picture of it on my counter, I took a quick video to show you all. And yes, there's no shame in drinking extra large bottles of Sutter Home. Especially when it's their deliciously sweet Moscato and it was on sale for only $3!
See? Ridiculously easy, right? You don't even have do anything other than push the down button to open the wine, and then push the up button to spit out the cork!
And now, in honor of our one year wedding anniversary this weekend, I'm giving away one of these electric wine openers to one of you guys! So get excited! :)
Here’s how you can get up to 3 entries to win your own magically-easy electric wine opener:
- Get 1 entry by following this blog and then posting a comment telling me how you're following it (through Blogger, subscribing through Google Reader, etc).
- Get 1 entry by tweeting this: “I entered to win a Cordless Electric Wine Opener from The Handcrafted Life (http://bit.ly/HCLife)" and then coming back here and posting a separate comment with a link to your tweet (to find the link to your tweet, you can click the timestamp on the tweet, which will take you to just that particular tweet).
- Get 1 more entry by posting a separate comment with your favorite type of wine! Are you a red or white lover, or do you like both like I do? (In case you're curious, my favorite wines are Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir)
This contest will end at 11:59PM PST, Wednesday, June 15th. I'll use random.org to choose the winner, and announce it on Thursday, June 16th.
Cheers and good luck!
(And no, I'm not being paid or sponsored or anything for sharing this, it's just an amazing product that I think you should all know about, and hopefully one of you will get to try it yourself if you're lucky)