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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 '19 at 16:48
  • I am doing 1 gallon batches, but I intend to move up to 5 gallons soon. @JamesK – Czernina Dec 9 '19 at 14:31
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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.

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