If you have yet to master opening a bottle of champagne with finesse, here’s a tool that will save you some embarrassment on New Year’s Eve.
This Le Creuset Champagne Cork Catcher sold exclusively at Williams-Sonoma is a dream come true for food lovers who fear flying corks. With this tool you'll be able to open champagne safely in one swift move - all while still hearing the celebratory "pop" of the cork.
Elegant, useful and plated in antique chrome, this cork catcher is designed to fit any size bottle of champagne and sparkling wine, including magnums. It even comes with its own black matte storage box - which makes it a great gift for a host. It retails for $40.
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