A wine collector, known for outstanding vertical tastings, and having struggled with difficulties in extracting some older and fragile corks, developed and produced the Durand cork remover. The Durand is a fully patented, and surprisingly simple, two part device that permits the user to successfully remove older and fragile wine bottle corks whole and intact.
The Durand has been tested and used with great success by numerous wine lovers, collectors, and local and internationally known sommeliers. It has extracted the cork completely each and every time.
Before the Durand, most corks, old and new, were removed from wine bottles in two or three main ways, with mixed results.
- Most were removed using corkscrews of various kinds, often breaking, damaging, and/or leaving portions of the cork to be separately removed.
- Some were removed using a two bladed ah-so device that occasionally pushed an older cork down into the bottle to be fished out by other devices.
- Other devices, such as a hollow needle inserted through the cork to blow the cork out often pushed a fragile cork into the bottle and/or put unwanted pressure on the bottle contents.
The Durand wine cork remover removes old and fragile corks without those unwanted outcomes.
Instructions for use are printed on the inside of the reusable wrapper that encloses the cork presentation box of the Durand.
The Durand is a newly patented device that is amazingly effective in removing older and fragile wine bottle corks whole and undamaged. Designed by a prominent wine collector, and named for a mentor and world renowned sommelier, it has been repeatedly tested on the most challenging corks. It has worked without fail. As with other wine lovers, you too will value a Durand wine cork remover whenever opening your most treasured older wines.
Manual & Guides
Screw HELIX into center of cork until STABILIZER BAR rests against top of cork (or bottle). Watch the video for Step 1.
With BLADES on either side of STABILIZER BAR, insert first the "long" then "short" BLADE between the cork and bottle. Watch the video for Step 2.
Work the BLADES down between the cork and bottle by pressing down alternately over each BLADE using the HANDLE. Continue this "rocking" motion until the bottom of the HANDLE rests against the top of the STABILIZER BAR. Watch the video for Step 3.
Hold the bottle securely. With the other hand grasp the STABILIZER BAR and HANDLE together and twist, then pull upward slowly continuing to twist to remove the cork. Watch the video for Step 4.
Even with the stability and support offered by the Durand, the very oldest and more fragile corks may benefit from a little added care. Use your fingers on the cork near the neck of the bottle to help 'nurse' the cork during the later stages of removal.
Precautions & Disclaimers
The DURAND is intended to remove only older, fragile corks from bottles with an inside neck opening of approximately 3/4 inch. DO NOT USE on corks in bottles with an inside neck diameter of less than 3/4 inch. DO NOT USE on non-cork bottle stoppers.
The cork container supplied with the "DURAND" contains small magnets that could present a choking hazard to small children.
KEEP THE DURAND AND THE CORK CONTAINER OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
Although the DURAND has proven useful in removing old, fragile corks, Wining Taylors, LLC makes no guarantee that it will be useful or effective in removing every bottle cork.
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