Are you ready for a screwpull wine opener? Like the venerable “mousetrap”, someone is always trying to make a better one, and Metrokane has a winner with their Houdini wine opener. Also referred to as a lever opener, the Houdini model wine bottle opener makes the task so easy, even a “caveman” can do it. The Metrokane name gained recognition among wine enthusiasts with its famous Rabbit lever model, and now they have followed that with their less expensive model – the Houdini.

Just like its more expensive big brother, the Rabbit, the Houdini wine opener uses a pair of grip handles to hold to the wine bottle, and a lever-action to impale the wine cork and extract it from the bottle. It does this safely and securely with a simple pull and push of the lever. No more struggling to center the corkscrew tip, or twisting and pulling to extract the cork. And a lot less chance of wine spillage.

To use the Houdini, simply use the included wine foil cutter to remove the foil. Then place the Houdini over the wine bottle neck and grip the “rabbit ear” handles to hold the bottle. Pull the lever down and it drives a Teflon-coated corkscrew into the cork, then push the lever back to its starting position and it pulls the cork from the bottle. A lot easier than the twisting and yanking of traditional t-handle corkscrew. And even easier than the twisting and prying method of a waiters corkscrew. To retrieve the cork, just pull the lever to expose it and remove it from the corkscrew worm.

Just because it is less expensive than the Rabbit doesn’t mean the Houdini screwpull wine opener is “cheap”. Manufactured to meet the same high standards of all Metrokane wine accessory products, the Houdini has a 5-tear warranty. All Houdini openers include a handy acrylic storage tray that also hold the addition wine tools that come with it. They include a “twist” wine foil cutter, and an extra spiral corkscrew worm. There are several wine gift set models that include of to 6 additional wine accessories like; a wine drip-stop ring, wax button whacker, wine bottle sealer/stopper, and foil cutter. All the Houdini wine opener sets come in attractive gift boxes that serve as their storage box. The Houdini is available in the colors of; matte’-finish black and silver, glossy black and silver, metallic red, metallic blue, and candy red.

The Houdini retails from $39.99 to $59.99, (depending on accessories and sets), but nobody has to pay retail. You can expect to find the basic Houdini model with foil cutter and extra worm for $18 – $25, and the various wine opener gift sets for $25 – $39. A screwpull wine opener set like the Houdini would make a terrific gift for any wine lover, (even yourself), and with the dependability of a Metrokane wine opener, backed by a 5-year warranty, you can be sure it will be a gift appreciated each time its used in the years to come.