Eric Asimov – 2013 New York Times Gift Guide

No moment produces as much anxiety for wine lovers as pulling a cork on a precious old bottle.  A cracked, deteriorated cork can crumble into the wine, marring what should be a joyous moment.  Enter the Durand, an ingenious device constructed specifically for older bottles: It can remove even the most fragile corks without incident.  And it will pay for itself if one cherished bottle is preserved.