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Fuente: WIPO Wine
An improved cork removal device that reduces the pressure differential created when a cork is extracted. The device provides for the passage of air from outside of the bottle through the cork, through a passageway in an elongated rod extending from the handle. The elongated rod has openings at a distal end and near the handle, connected with a passageway. This means that when the elongated rod of the cork removal device is inserted into a cork which is sealing a wine bottle, air is free to pass from one opening through the passageway to the other opening. The passage of air when the cork is being extracted, prevents a pressure differential from preventing the cork from extraction, and reduces breakage of the cork. A small flange or expansion at the tip of the corkscrew may be provided to protect the distal end opening from being clogged by cork debris.