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I'm looking for an easy out for Christmas this year and was wondering if the wine Corker or Recorker is any good. I saw one on ebay and while it looks attractive, it wouldn't be worth giving to my friends it it wasn't functional as well.

Anybody ever try this? Here's the link to their website so you can see what I'm talking about.

Of course, they speak glowingly of it there, but I'd like to hear from someone who's actually tried it out.


PS -- Edited to get rid of the active link. Sorry about that, I should have read the TOS. Frankly, I never do.
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Sorry, I didn't realize posting a link to a website was against the rules. It's not my site, and it's not my cork. I just found the link in an ebay auction and figured it would be a good way to show you the cork I had in mind, since there are a few of them on the market.

All I wanted to know is if they are worth buying or not. So far I've only gotten an opinion on the guy's website (and you're right, it's poorly constructed).

Whatever. Perhaps I posted in the wrong section. Guess I'll shut up until I learn the lay of the land here.

I don't know why anyone would want to spend 5 bucks for a piece of crap looking thing that does exactly what the cork I just pulled out of my bottle does.

On a side note though, I saw, for the first time, a bottle stopper/pump all in one unit the other day. It is basically a one piece mini VacuVin that has the stopper with the pump built in.
Bla, bla, bla...

Okay, I've lightened up since I first got here, which is why I'm editing this post. Now that I've stayed to read a few threads, I can see why the old members might want to haze the new guys for awhile, at least long enough to see if they're for real.

I've also decided this forum is best viewed with a mouse in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. Although a good cup of coffee on a Saturday morning seems to work fine, too.


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Originally posted by WEc:
I don't know why anyone would want to spend 5 bucks for a piece of crap looking thing that does exactly what the cork I just pulled out of my bottle does.

I get several of things like this as gifts every year from a Napa winery I buy from. They're handy for one thing -- taking a double-decanted wine to a restaurant or someone's home. They seem a little more secure than a cork that's been pushed partly back into the bottle, especially a soggy cork, yet they're easy to remove without risking pushing the cork into the bottle.

That said, I wouldn't spend any money on them, and I would be a little perplexed if I received one as a gift from a friend.
Hi Earl

I have something similar to this, a gift my Mom gave me. You twist the top and an 0-ring expands and seals the bottle well enough to pick up a magnum by the stopper. It works well but I prefer a vacuum vin which takes the air out of the bottle along with sealing the bottle with a rubber stopper. It will give you a couple of days if kept in the fridge.
This is for TexasWineGuy, regarding his inquiry about the Corker. I purchased one 3 years ago and I LOVE it. It works, and I have given several as gifts. They are always met with "oohs and ahhs". They DO make perfect gifts for folks like me that enjoy unique, "fancy", functional things....after all, my creedo is "why be normal"....let everyone else be, but not me!

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