Yeah, old school cork screws are a bi*ch. Instant carpal tunnel, not to mention shredded or incompletely dislodged corks. But there are a lot of steps in between the traditional handheld cranker and this, an electric bottle opener. My girlfriend has one like this, which I like because it reminds me of a steampunk ET, and is also pretty easy to use. Then there's the single-pull Rabbit, which I imagine ladies like because it shares the name of another fun accessory to a pastime maybe even more fun than drinking wine. The Rabbit is also about as easy as it gets when it comes to uncorking a bottle of cab. Well, until you add batteries to the mix.
Oster's cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener removes both corks and elbow grease from the wine pouring process. Bottles open in seconds, and the only effort required on your part is the press of a button. The device is rechargeable on its included base, and can open up to 30 bottles per charge. The electric opener should fit all styles of traditional wine bottle, and removes both natural and synthetic corks. It measures 2-1/4" in diameter and 10-3/4" tall.