Extracting the cork from a bottle of wine should be easy and ergonomically pleasing. This wine pull does both, made of matte black coated metal with a solid walnut handle for quick cork removal in one fluid motion. The pull comes with an integrated foil cutter, treated steel spare wire, and two dials that display a map of French wine regions along with well-known protected geographical vineyard locations.
A favorite of bartenders and sommeliers who deal with older bottles, L'Atelier du Vin's Bilame cork pull has earned its reputation over the years. It debuted in 1949, with twin blades that slide in between either side of the cork and the bottle, letting you open a bottle without piercing — and potentially destroying — the cork. Famously, this also allowed bistro waiters to sneak a few sips from the bottle and replace the cork without anyone noticing. A must-have for serious collectors, it's made in France and arrives with a wooden blade cover.