About The Durand
The Durand® is a fully patented, two-part device that enables the user to successfully remove older and fragile wine corks whole and intact. The Durand was invented by wine collector Mark Taylor who had struggled with challenging corks when opening older fine wines. He founded Wining Taylors, LLC (based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA) to manufacture and market The Durand in 2007. The Durand is named for Yves Durand, a world-renowned sommelier, and a personal friend and mentor.
Using The Durand for older, fragile, or compromised corks eliminate the unwanted outcomes of broken corks, corks pushed into bottles, or corks partially removed leaving pieces floating in the wine. The Durand removes the cork whole and contained.
Numerous wine lovers, collectors, and nationally and internationally known sommeliers have enjoyed The Durand’s performance and appreciated its proven track record.
Precautions & Disclaimers
The Durand is intended to remove only older, fragile corks from bottles with an inside neck opening of approximately 3/4 inch. DO NOT USE on corks in bottles with an inside neck diameter of less than 3/4 inch. DO NOT USE on non-cork bottle stoppers.
The cork container supplied with The Durand contains small magnets that could present a choking hazard to small children.
Keep The Durand and the cork container out of the reach of children.
Although The Durand has proven to be effective in removing old, fragile corks, Wining Taylors, LLC makes no guarantee that it will be useful or effective in removing every bottle cork.