Made in Texas: This Houston invention has helped wine lovers uncork a bottle effortlessly since 1979

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HOUSTONWelcome to Made in Texas, where we write about products made in the Lone Star State.

Today, we’re featuring the Houston-made device that makes opening a wine bottle an easy task, the Screwpull.

The product

Dubbed as the world’s best corkscrew by Texas Monthly, the Srewpull is a wine opener made of polycarbonate plastic and metal that has helped wine lovers uncork a bottle effortlessly since 1979.

The inventor

The person who oenophiles can thank for this innovative tool is a man named Herbert Allen.

Allen was a Texas native and Rice University alumnus who became a prolific American inventor and mechanical engineer, according to Texas Archival Resources Online.


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