I‚€™m a big fan of screwcaps, as you may know from reading Dave McIntyre‚€™s WineLine.
But am I the only one who finds Stelvins frustratingly hard to open?
This most common type of screwcap is attached to the foil by a
perforation that should separate with a good hard twist, but the foil
always turns, too. I‚€™m desperate to get the first sip of wine, but the
darn thing spins under my fist and mocks me with a derision I‚€™ve
seldom suffered since high school. I try gripper pads and pliers to hold
the foil or cap in place; sometimes these tactics work, but usually
not. So I hand the bottle to my wife, who grips the cap with her
super-secret-woman‚€™s grasp and bingo! the damn thing‚€™s open. More derision ensues, but at least now I have some wine to soothe my sense of inadequacy.
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