Saturday, March 1, 2014

Ah so ...... ah shucks!

Friday night .... after a long week at work, I was looking forward to a relaxing evening at home with a great glass of wine. I ventured into my stash for a bottle to open, and picked out a bottle of Petite Sirah. Just as I started to open it with my trusty "Ah so" wine opener there was a surprise snap!  One of the prongs of the cork puller snapped off, leaving both the cork and cork puller still in the bottle. Dang! Frustrated and disappointed, I handed the bottle to my son and he calmly got out the old-fashioned screw-cork-puller. It did the job, but I prefer my "Ah so" and I'll miss it! I guess nothing lasts forever!!

What is your favorite type of wine opener? and have any of your favorite tools bit the dust lately?


Cheryl Gebhart said...

Hey Claire, nice sketch. Glad your son was able to open the bottle for you, otherwise it might have been more than ah shucks! LOL!! We use a lever-type opener with a corkscrew that is really easy to use. I don't even drink wine, but I am usually the one to open any wine bottles.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Oh, dear. At least you were able to save the wine!

We also use a lever opener--makes getting the cork out super easy. (We tend to break pizza cutters, of all things. We do eat pizza a lot, and maybe we are a bit too enthusiastic with the cutting!)