This article was published on May 5, 2011

Open your wine with a drill gun. The Bosch IXO Vino isn’t foolin’ around


Open your wine with a drill gun. The Bosch IXO Vino isn’t foolin’ around
Matthew Panzarino
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Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino was Managing Editor at TNW. He's no longer with the company, but you can follow him on Twitter. Matthew Panzarino was Managing Editor at TNW. He's no longer with the company, but you can follow him on Twitter.

I think you can card this one up as one for only serious wine freaks. The Bosch IXO Vino is a cordless drill with a corkscrew attachment. So it’s basically stolen right from one of my late-night Pinot-soaked invention sessions.

The IXO Vino comes with a cordless drill, a corkscrew adapter and a charging dock, all packed into a charming wooden wine box. The drill has a light for those classy candlelit dinners when you’re opening bottles so fast you can’t bother with a standard opener any more.

The whole kit runs £39.99 from Amazon UK. I can’t find it on the US store. I’m not sure what that means besides that the market for a powered wine opener is stronger across the pond. Hard to imagine, but the evidence speaks for itself!

Oh and yes, you can still use it to put up shelving in a comfy sweater, so there’s that.

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