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Corkscrew Collection

Corkscrew collection exhibit at Culinary Institute of America, image
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An exhibit at the Culinary Institute of America features this rare wine bottle opener.

Before the Swiss Army knife, before the Leatherman, there was the corkscrew. This one, with a parrot-faced pull carved from deer antler 100 years ago, is among more than 1,500 rare wine bottle openers set out for inspection at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, Calif. Famed Napa vintner Brother Timothy Diener collected the devices during his 50 years with Christian Brothers Winery. (707) 967-1010,

Photography by Sean Arbabi

This article was first published in January 2007. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.