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Controlled Champagne Openings

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Here at the Fine Cooking offices, we get lots of food- and wine-related equipment to try out and test. The latest to cross my desk was the Champagne Key from Seattle-based R.S.V.P. International.

My first thought: I already have lots of wine openers; the last thing I need is a specialized one for sparkling wine. But after reading the accompanying press materials, I can see why a safe cork popper might be in-demand. The folks at R.S.V.P. say that the inventor of the Champagne Key was inspired when he was “hit right between the eyes by a champagne cork.” Yikes.

I’ll still probably just use the method demonstrated here for safely opening a bottle of sparkling wine. It’s not that hard, and a dishtowel is less one-task oriented than the Champagne Key. But what do you think—is an opener specifically for champagne something you’d spend $20 for?

 

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    Kirsa | 11/17/2009

    This is the kind of gadget that will get my wallet slimer, but my kitchen drawers bulkier.

    why bother, when you have two perfectly good hands ?
    I think it may be difficult to really feel the reactions of the cork/bottle, with this instrument, compared to feeling the pressure on your hand. Because of this, I would see it as more dangerous with the gizmo.

    of course, I havent tried it, but just my two cents.

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