Good Morning Gentle Readers,
The Rabbit didn't die, but I hadn't seen it for a while, which is how the Screwpull got pulled (heh) from special occasions and assigned to regular duty in the first place. It is showing some signs of wear, which shouldn't surprise me, it has seen several years of near-flawless service, pulling a cork a day (which keeps the doctor away).
This isn't really a shortcoming, but the Screwpull doesn't like synthetic closures and will occasionally balk at yanking them out. Synthetics are slick and waxy, which causes the worm to occasionally slip right back out as easy as it went in, sans cork, which remains in the bottle. BTW, the worm is the spiral corkscrew-lookin' part of the opener that is inserted into the cork.
All in all, the Screwpull is a great wine opener that will faithfully labor for years. The only drawback is price. It ain't cheap, unless you can find it for a special price at some place like Costco or Amazon.
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