There are, it seems, endless tools and whatnots involved in the preparation of alcoholic drinks. Only the humble can of beer and dirt-cheap wine come supplied with everything you need to open and drink its contents Â– a ring pull and a screw top respectively.
But man cannot live on Tetley and Â£1.99 Lambrusco alone (although a significant number have given it a damn good shot). Which is where the Tool Logic Wine Companion scores highly with an all-encompassing imbibers tool kit concealed in a tough, black, credit card sized case. Every item is made from top-quality stainless steel, yet the whole thing comes in at under 60g.
The corkscrew is the old-fashioned kind that isnÂ’t always easy to use, but having a second one around the place is always useful. The bottle opener works remarkably well for its size, as does the knife, and the other things Â– cocktail stirrer, fork (for olives, fruit and other drink bits) and foil cutter (for wine bottles) Â– youÂ’re unlikely to have. Which makes this particular multi-tool a drinks cupboard Godsend.