An Ah-So corkscrew (also known as a “cork fork” or a “butler’s thief) is basically two metal prongs that you shimmy down the sides of the cork and then pull up. The functionality is as basic as it gets and it requires more muscle than other corkscrews, but it comes in handy when you have a crumbly or broken cork (like on an old wine).
Here are the steps to using an Ah- So or check out Josh’s video to see it in person!
- Insert the longer prong first, then the shorter side
- Rock the prongs back and forth while pulling up
- The cork should move up as you pull until voila! you’ve removed the cork
- If the cork is broken simply repeat the above steps for each piece