Wine openers come in different types and sizes, from large tabletop models to pocketable wine keys. There is a wide range of models to choose from, but in time you might realize that they all look very similar. So what do you do when you want something really outstanding?
The answer lies with WineOvation, a company that specializes in designing unique wine tools and accessories. This write-up features the company’s electric gun wine opener. Rest assured, this tool can rifle out any cork with ease – cowboy style.
WineOvation Electric Gun Wine Opener
The model in this review is the silver WineOvation gun wine opener. It is also available in black, simulated chrome, and pink. Aside from guns, the company also makes bowling pin and baseball bat electric openers. You get a full warranty for a year, whichever opener model you order.
Who is this product for?
Want a fascinating piece to make your bar stand out? If so, this wine opener should be right up your alley. This model is a perfect choice for those who have a passion for wine and have a sense of humor about it.
The WineOvation is a great conversation piece, which makes it a good option for commercial purposes. Your guests are sure to remember the moment when you pull the gun opener out and let it work its magic.
The creative design and the brand name may lead you to expect a high price for this opener. But surprisingly, the WineOvation gun is priced the same as other electric wine opener models that don’t sport the same cool look.
This package includes everything but the wine. To be exact, you get the wine gun and a holster that doubles as a charging station. There’s also a horseshoe foil cutter to get the bottle ready before you pull the trigger. WineOvation’s attention to detail is genuinely impressive.
Other than that, the package comes with a wall adapter, an instruction manual, and the manufacturer’s warranty. It would be really cool if the gun came with a bullet-shaped bottle stopper to round off the arsenal. You never know, this might be a future addition to the WineOvation product line.
Overview of features
When fully loaded, this gun allows you to shoot 30 rounds; in other words, it is capable of opening up to 30 bottles on a single charge. This is usually enough for smaller catering businesses, bars, and restaurants.
According to the manufacturer, the first charging time should be 12 hours. You can simply leave the gun in the holster to charge overnight. On the bright side, the recharge time is nowhere that long after the first time.
As for the materials, the gun itself is made of plastic, while the holster-shaped charger features a rubberized coating. The gun opener resembles a ramped up 38-caliber revolver and it measures 4 x 9 x 12 inches. At 2.29 pounds, the WineOvation gun is a bit heavier than you might expect from an electric wine opener. The extra weight can be attributed to the specific design.
This model doesn’t feature any flashy LEDs, but there is a small power indicator that turns red when the opener is being charged.
How to use it
There is no secret to using the WineOvation electric gun. Place the gun barrel onto the bottle after you remove the foil.
In this case, there is no button to remove the cork – instead, you simply pull the trigger. The gun does all the pulling and it automatically stops when the cork is out. Like with standard electric wine opener models, the trick is to place the barrel at a 90° angle and hit the cork in the bullseye.
- A true showstopper
- Uncorks 30 bottles on a full charge
- Rubberized holster/charger
- Great for commercial use
- A bit heavy
To be honest, no alternative can match the unique design of this electric wine opener, aside from other WineOvation models. Nevertheless, there are some excellent wine openers out there that offer similar performance and include more accessories.
For example, one such model is the Oster wine opener, which can uncork up to 30 bottles on a single charge. This opener sports a futuristic design, plus it comes with a stainless-steel chiller. It’s important to keep in mind that some people prefer a more elegant approach to opening wine. The wine gun won’t fit everyone’s taste, and the Oster could be a safer option if you’re looking for a gift.
When all is said and done, the WineOvation gun wine opener is a model that stands out in many ways. The build quality is top-notch and you are bound to have years of reliable service.
Most importantly, its design is unique and it will leave an impression on anyone who sees it. If your wine collection is an important part of your life, why not bring the element of fun while tasting your prized vintages?