Barvivo Professional Waiter’s Corkscrew

Last updated date: March 19, 2020

DWYM Score
9.5


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Overall Take

A classy-looking corkscrew with a spring-loaded lever is what you’ll find in the Barvivo Professional Waiter’s Corkscrew. This wood-accented wine key is a compact size making it perfect for your apron pocket when serving. The stainless-steel construction gives it a good weight and fits well in your hand. In our analysis of 50 expert reviews, the Barvivo Barvivo Professional Waiter's Corkscrew placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Waiter’s Corkscrew for a detailed review of all the top waiter's corkscrews.

Expert Summarized Score
9.8
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
3,441 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Barvivo Professional Waiters Corkscrew has a user-friendly design and in terms of the price, it is quite affordable too.
- Bartending Barista
The small size of this corkscrew makes it easy to store or fit in the pocket.
- Beard Trim & Groom
It’s a small sized; perfectly fits into your pocket and make you able to remove longest and most fragile corks.
- The Taggy
It is also durable (stainless steel) and has a smooth and comfortable handle that does not irritate the palms.
- Top 10 Best Pro
Cleaning requires only a simple wipe-down, and the handle is available in 9 different colors.
- The Wise Spoon
This all-in-one wine opener not only has a double corkscrew that is sure to keep the cork in one piece during removal, but it also includes a double-hinged fulcrum that's essential stubborn and long corks.
- Consumer Search
Moreover, despite its heavy-duty and durable construction, it was designed to be small and compact, allowing you to store it without taking much space and bring it wherever you want.
- Winewoo
The grip is great since the contours of the holding part sit well in the palm during use.
- Reece Winery
Barvivo makes our favorite waiter's corkscrew.
- New Haven Register
What experts didn't like
The Teflon worm may damage the cork. May be a bit difficult to use.
- Bartending Barista
Foil cutter dulls easily.
- Top 10 Best Pro
It’s really easy to push the upper fulcrum into the cork, gouging the cork as it lifts out of the wine bottle.
- Serious Eats
A small fraction of users would like the serrated blade to be sharper so that slightly less force will be needed during foil-cutting.
- The Wise Spoon
Foil cutter has difficulty cutting the foil.
- Winewoo

From The Manufacturer

STOP WORRYING ABOUT CRUMBLED CORK AND BROKEN WINE OPENERS - You will be able to relax and enjoy opening your best wines with ease using our heavy duty wine opener especially when utilizing the classic double hinged fulcrum feature, with this you will be able to remove even the longest and most fragile corks. The corkscrew is the size of your hand and fits right into your pocket, it's the perfect tool for the wine lover, waiter, waitress or bartender.

Overall Product Rankings

1. HiCoup Kitchenware All-in-One Waiter’s Corkscrew
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 12
2. Chef Craft Waiter’s Corkscrew
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 0
3. Barvivo Professional Waiter’s Corkscrew
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 10
4. Coutale Sommelier Double Lever Waiter’s Corkscrew
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 2
5. Gitko Wine Opener & Waiter’s Corkscrew
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Truetap Double Hinged Waiter’s Corkscrew
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 6
7. HYZ Waiter’s Corkscrew, 3-Pack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
8. CORKAS Waiter’s Corkscrew Wine Opener
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
9. Vintorio Professional Waiter’s Corkscrew
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
10. OXO Double Lever Waiter’s Corkscrew
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Waiter's Corkscrews

Part of being an excellent server in a restaurant is being proactive, quick and discreet when needed. If you work in an establishment that offers wine, you’ll want to be equipped with the best waiter’s corkscrew. Uncorking a fresh bottle can either be victorious or defeating, but practice makes perfect. Having the right corkscrew can be the key to success.

First, let’s look at the two types of corkscrews. One is a handheld wine “key” that is used with one hand and best for waiters. The other type has wings and it is ideal for home use. The wine ‘key’ features a lever that creates force against the lip of the bottle as you pull the cork out. Alternatively, the wine opener with wings projects the screw through a circular opening that holds against the top of the wine bottle as the gears pull the screw and cork out. The latter needs a table to rest the wine bottle on as you pull the cork out with both hands.

Wine bottles also come in all shapes and sizes as do their corks. Some corks are made with synthetic materials, composite cork or organic cork. In addition to a cork, many are covered by a metal or plastic wrap. You always want to remove this covering either but cutting with the tip of the corkscrew or by pulling it off.  This is why it’s important to have a strong metal point or even a small knife on the back of your wine key. The Barvivo Professional Waiter’s Corkscrew and the HiCoup Kitchenware All-In-One Waiters Corkscrew both feature little knives for this purpose.

To prevent the cork from falling apart or pushing it into the bottle, it’s important to find a corkscrew that is made from a sturdy material. Stainless steel is a common metal used to make corkscrews. The Coutale Sommelier Double Lever Waiter’s Corkscrew is built to last with stainless steel construction. For additional support, a corkscrew with a spring-loaded lever will help with pulling the cork out in one try. The Chef Craft Waiter’s Corkscrew offers an excellent jointed lever for an easy pop of the cork.

DYWM Fun Fact

Samuel Henshaw was the first person to patent a corkscrew in 1795. Almost a century later in 1883, Karl Wienke invented the “waiter’s friend,” a lever-style that offered servers an easier way to uncork a bottle.

The Waiter's Corkscrew Buying Guide

  • Choose a corkscrew with both a foil cutter and bottle opener.
  • Stainless steel is the best kind of corkscrew for its durability and strength.
  • A spring-loaded lever is a great feature to look for in a corkscrew.
  • Look for a groove along the edge of the screw for better grip on the cork as it pulls it out.
  • Always read reviews to see how other consumers liked the product.