The “Ah So” or “Butler’s Thief” is a two-prong wine opener that preserves older, crumbling or brittle corks, by removing the cork without any form of cork-drilling (like a traditional waiter’s corkscrew would).
The step by step process to use an “Ah So” Corkpuller is as follows:
- Place the longer prong between the inside of the neck of the bottle and the cork, don’t push too far down, just enough for the first prong to get stuck (about 3mm).
- Push back up on the longer prong just enough so that the shorter prong also inserts between the inside of the neck of the bottle and the cork.
- Once both prongs are inserted slowly rock the prongs from side to side interchangeably, slowly and softly (and gently) moving both prongs further and further down the cork and into the bottle.
- Once the Two-Prong Corkpuller is all the way in twist and pull out the cork in one fluid motion. The cork will easily come out like butter. Usually takes about 2-3 turns to remove.
Note: Ah So’s are best used with older vintage bottles, if at any point the cork begins to slide down into the bottle while using an “Ah So” switch to a traditional waiter’s corkscrew. This means the cork is still fresh, young, and solid.
“Ah So” Two-Prong Corkpullers make incredible gifts and promotional items. Even fine dining restaurants often lack an “Ah So” – a tool they need should a customer order or bring their own bottle of older vintage wine. This makes a Two-Prong Corkpuller a superb promotional gift to restaurants or large accounts – especially when custom laser engraved with your winery or brand logo.
With that said “Ah So” Two-Prong Corkpullers also make great wine club membership gifts or POS gifts – and for the same reason – no one seems to have one! Even the most astute wine professionals often lack an “Ah So” due to its niche need and nature.
At wine-n-gear we can help you custom laser engrave or pad print your logo on both sides of our Two-Prong Corkpuller. Our “Ah So’s” come in Chrome, Black Plastic, and Wood Colorways – allowing you to match your brand aesthetic in both material, logo print, and desired price point.
We offer fast mock ups, complimentary samples, and a quick turnaround on all wholesale “Ah So” Two-Prong Corkpuller orders. Reach out to us today with any questions or mock up inquiries!