I am bottling my first wine soon. However, I am not sure if I should invest in a winged corker, or a floor corker. What are the pros and cons of each, and which should I invest in?

  • How many bottles?
    – James K
    Dec 7, 2019 at 16:48
  • I am doing 1 gallon batches, but I intend to move up to 5 gallons soon. @JamesK
    – Czernina
    Dec 9, 2019 at 14:31

1 Answer 1


Floor corker :

  • A bit more expensive
  • Much more stable to use
  • Bigger, more space required to store

Winged corker :

  • Less expensive
  • Less stable to use (requires much more care)
  • Easy to store

I have a floor corker that I bought for about 50$ and I bottled over 100 bottles with it. The stability is the key, it works so well, no worries to tip a bottle, etc. I would recommend the floor corker without hesitation.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.