How to Use an Electric Corkscrew

How to Use an Electric Corkscrew

By far the easiest, quickest, and most convenient way to open a bottle, electric corkscrews are among the most user-friendly kitchen gadgets. The design is sleek, and user interface is simple. So much so that most electric corkscrews will pop the cork out automatically with just the touch of a button!

If you’re in search of instructions or a user manual for how to use your electric corkscrew, you’re in luck. We’ve outlined the steps below, as demonstrated by our VP of Sales in this video tutorial!

How to Use an Electric Corkscrew 

  1. Place the wine bottle upright on a flat, sturdy surface
  2. Remove the foil capsule covering the wine bottle
  3. Remove the electric corkscrew from its charging base and power it on, if needed
  4. Get a firm grip on the wine bottle in one hand, and center the electric corkscrew on top of the bottle with the other hand
  5. Press the DOWN button
  6. Guide the corkscrew in a downward motion as it inserts the worm into the cork, then pulls the cork out of the bottle
  7. Press the UP button to retrieve the cork from inside the corkscrew
  8. Drink and enjoy!

How-to Video Tutorial & Transcript

Hi, I’m Marshall Tilden with The Wine Enthusiast, and today we’re gonna learn how to use an electric corkscrew. These electric corkscrews have become just enormously popular—especially with people who have arthritis or hand pain because they are, quite frankly, the easiest way to open a bottle of wine. So, let’s see how they work. 

The first thing with any of these electric corkscrews is they will almost always come with a foil cutter. And these, like any foil cutter, you put it on the top of the bottle and press it firmly (not too firmly)… A little bit of pressure… Spin it around a couple times—cork pops right off. 

So they are electric, so they have a charge. This one’s plugged in. You can usually tell when it’s charging because the blue light will be on. This is our Electric Blue Deco Corkscrew, which is actually pretty cool because it’ll tell you the temperature of the bottle as well just by aiming the gauge at it and pressing the button. Very cool. 

So, how does it work? You hold the bottle down. Simply place the corkscrew right on top and press the “down” button. Now, as we’re doing this, the worm is entering into the cork and it’s pulling it out of the bottle. You’re able to see what’s going on through the action window (and ours has the blue light, so it’s really easy to see). 

The cork is out! How do we get the cork back out of the corkscrew? Press the “up” button, the worm comes back out of the corkscrew, and the cork pops right out. 

Really, it’s a one-two step process. It takes one finger to do, it’s a lot of fun, and they make for a really nice decorative piece as well. They light up, they work well with a lot of kitchens and bars and such. They’re all available at If you have any questions just give us a call at 800-356-8466. Cheers!

Electric Corkscrews from Wine Enthusiast

In our online store, you’ll find updated models of our beloved blue-light electric corkscrews. Most similar to the Deco is our Electric Blue Automatic Wine Opener, whose 3-piece set comes with a foil cutter, charging stand, and option for personalization. It’s both attractive and simplistic!

Even more sleek and sophisticated, our 6-piece Electric Blue Pro All-In-One apparatus tackles opening, preservation, and aeration. 

If we can help to recommend the right wine opening accessory for your needs, visit our online store and talk to one of our expert staff members!

From his first sips of wicker basket Chianti at his grandfather’s dinner table to a 1986 Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin, Tilden knew that there was something magical about wine. He earned his Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. Having been with Wine Enthusiast catalog since 2005, when he is not writing about wine he also runs the wine storage division and is head of W.E.’s in-house education program.