I heard more Japanese people are drinking wine these days.
I think this may be related to the increase in wine that is available with a screw cap.
I have actually seen this wine quite a lot in the supermarket lately.
Most Japanese people don’t tend to drink wine; they prefer beer or sake.
One of the reasons why many Japanese don’t drink wine is that putting out the cork is quite tedious.
A cork screw is required in order to pull it out.
On the other hand, a screw cap is much easier to open compared to a cork.
So, I think that wine with a screw cap will contribute to an increase in Japan’s wine consumption.
I don’t like the wine that comes with a screw cap.
This is because one of my favorite things to do is pull the cork out of a wine bottle.
So, a waiter’s knife is an essential tool for me.
A waiter’s knife is comprised of a knife and a screw.
The cork is covered with a cap seal.
First, I cut the cap seal with the knife, and then I draw out the cork with the screw.
Finally, I check the cork’s smell to confirm whether it is rotten or not.
I think these actions are similar to what is done at a wine drinking ceremony.
I don’t find it too much of a bother.
It is important do each of these things well.
The brand of my waiter’s knife is ATHRO.
It is a Japanese brand.
The ATHRO waiter’s knife is made in Seki City, Gifu Prefecture.
This city is famous for its knives.
A long time ago, Seki City was the city of swordsmiths.
And Seki City was also known by the name of a famous Japanese sword “Magoroku”.
So basically, the ATHRO waiter’s knife originated from the Japanese sword.
The waiter’s knife fits the hand and it is easy to use.
The wooden handle is beautiful.
That is why it’s enjoyable to use.
So I like pulling the cork out of the wine bottle.