Take 5: Corkscrews

Take 5: Corkscrews

Whether the opener has a classic or futuristic look, what counts is how easy it is to use.Janice Leung pulls out all the stops

Metaltex Corkscrew with bottle neck protector ring

Thursday, 20 September, 2012, 10:49am


Well-known Scandinavian design brand Georg Jensen presents its Wine & Bar collection of accessories.

They were designed by Swedish architect Thomas Sandell, who thoughtfully addresses every aspect of oenology with this timeless collection in mirror-polished stainless steel.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sip Code

Raise a glass of fine red, or white if you prefer, to these objects of desire that are sure to enhance your drinking experience.

Clef du Vin from Lane Crawford HK$1,150

Table-mounted lever corkscrew from Pan Handler HK$350

Ritzenhoff bottle tops from I.D. HK$195-HK$260

Parrot corkscrew/bottle opener by Alessi HK$440

6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

On the Grapevine

Vintage accessories no wine connoisseur should be without.

Corkscrew set from Shambala HK$299

Wine bucket from Tequila Kola HK$895

Decanter by Christofle HK$5,720

Corkscrew by Brabantia from G.O.D. HK$318

Wine gift box from Shambala HK$199

Double happiness bottle-stoppers from G.O.D. HK$95 each

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Miss A Kit

Based on the best-selling Swiss Army knife for men, the Miss A Kit takes the concept of a miniature DIY set for women and transforms it by adding 16 useful attachments. But this is no toy version of the original knife for blokes.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am



1. Vignon corkscrew, $460, by Menu from Desideri (6/F, Tak House, 5 Stanley Street, Central, tel: 2950 4026;

4 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Gift box

Looking for a stylishly practical Christmas gift for a design-savvy friend? Look no further than homeware store

7 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Sexist, but an opener with impact

My grandfather had a naughty turn-of-the-century pocket corkscrew that always garnered knowing winks from the male relatives.

It was a pair of women's legs with a rather threatening-looking corkscrew set between them - the feet tucked into high-button shoes.

1 May 1998 - 12:00am

Corkscrew conspiracy

FIVE mainland men have been charged in connection with the alleged theft of corkscrews and plastic bottle tops worth $40,000 from a handling centre in Tseung Kwan O on Christmas Day.

28 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Just Tasting

American bar to take place of Indian eatery The old Indian Village Restaurant on Wyndham Street is being converted into an American bar and restaurant under the wand of Al's Diner boss, Richard Feldman.

7 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

White-knuckle tribute

If you know the difference between 'steel' and 'woodies', this will be the best Saturday night viewing you'll have had in ages.

The terms refer to the two types of rollercoaster: woodies are the 'serious' rides (more romantic, more thrilling), the ultimate 'white-knuckle experience'; steel coasters are the modern versions disparaged by coaster nutters.

31 May 1997 - 12:00am