The greatest wine opener especially for older bottles. A cross between an Ah-So and a screw pull this one of the greatest inventions in wine technology. The Durand has never failed in opening any bottle, never breaks corks, and out of the hundreds of vintage bottles we have opened, it has never let us down! Don't be afraid of wet and fragile corks ever again. This is highly recommended as it is the uncontested best wine opener on the market.