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Port wine tongs

A special tool for opening a bottle of wine. Since port wine in particular (hence the name) is often drunk at a very old age (50 years and more), there is a risk of the cork crumbling when opening. The specially shaped tongs are heated strongly in a flame, placed against the neck of the bottle and immediately cooled with a cold, damp cloth. The sudden change in temperature creates a clean break. This technique can of course also be used with other wine bottles. See also under Sabrieren (Champagne heads), Champagne tongs, Corkscrew and Wine enjoyment.


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