The Everything Guide to the Corkscrew

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Corkscrew Facts for Helixophiles

A few of the more draconian-looking antique openers owned by Fred Kincaid, an avid helixophile and founding member of the International Correspondence  of Corkscrew Addicts.  

Twisted Facts

Rob Higgs built the world’s largest corkscrew. Powered by a crank, the five-foot-three-inch contraption not only opens bottles, but it also pours and serves the wine.

A corkscrew collector is known a helixophile.

Elite helixophiles have their own private group, the International Correspondence Of Corkscrew Addicts.

There are several corkscrew museums, including Brother Timothy’s Collection at the Culinary Institute of America in California; Musée du Tire-Bouchon in Mènerbes, France; and Museo de la Cultura del Vino in La Rioja, Spain.

France’s Alain Dorotte earned the Guinness World Record in 2001 for being the fastest bottle opener. Using a T-handled corkscrew,  he cracked 13 bottles in 60 seconds.

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