The Dangers of Wine (bottle openers)

This father’s day, let’s talk about safety and the dangers of wine. I actually mean wine bottle opening.

My favorite bottle opener has the traditional worm gear that drives the screw into the cork. The second part is the rack and pinion operated by the levers.

After 45 years of opening wine bottles, I finally managed to catch the tip of my thumb in between the steel rack and the steel and equally unforgiving pinion.


Be careful this father’s day. Let your adult children take care of things tonight. They are far more nimble and heal much faster.


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