There is nothing worse than being in your hotel room ready to snuggle up with a good bottle of wine only to find out that there's no corkscrew. How to open? Well, you could do the Shoe Trick where you put the bottom of the bottle inside a shoe and slam it on the wall, but that just doesn't seem to to have style. Or you could jam the cork and it's crumbles into the bottle. Or you could be smart and pack a corkscrew in your bag.
But remember, there is only ONE type of corkscrew that always passes TSA security and it’s this one. The rules were modified to include corkscrews with tiny collapsible blades (like the ones waiters use) but pity the fool who has to explain that to a TSA agent who did not get the memo! Don’t take any chances of losing a good corkscrew. Grab one of these cheapies and you are good to go.
Note that there is no little knife to cut the foil - it's the little knife that will have you waiting as the TSA folks tear your bags apart and send you to secondary strip search. But this little handy corkscrew, arguably equally dangerous in the wrong hands, passes through TSA with flying colors. At least for now!
How to Taste in Napa Without Going Broke
Napa wine tasting prices are getting insane - $25 per person is the new budget price with most wineries charging $30 to $50 to taste - at the bar! Fight back with the Priority Wine Pass, the two for one pass that cuts your fees right in half. Ride the Sterling Tram and taste for half off (save $35), taste at Charles Krug (save $40) or Beringer (save $25). Or ask me for my favorites and I’ll show you the hidden gems on the Wine Pass, all incredible and all two for one. Get One Pass only per couple - the pass is $39.99 but you’ll save many times over that.