Regular friends of the decanter know that ol’ Robbo always tries to keep it as fully charged as possible.  However, in the event you people manage to drink it dry again and we can’t find the corkscrew for the reinforcements, you might want to cast your collective eye over this handy instructional video:


I once had an incident in which the corkscrew snapped off after I had embedded it in the cork.  I tried pulling it with pliers.  I tried digging it out with an Exacto knife.  No good.  So, I wrapped some duct-tape around the base of the neck and whacked the top off with a hammer.  Success!

A glass of wine with the VA Viper (aka, Jonah’s Odd-Links gal).