Many wine bottles are now screwtop, but not all of course so a good corkscrew is still vital!
For many years the only type of corkscrew I could use was the counter type where you first turned the main section one way into the cork and then turned the top section the other way bring the cork out of the bottle. I had a wooden one.
Then I discovered this type
and found that these were even easier. Happily my brother-out-law - my sister's b-i-l - gave me one for Christmas a number of years ago (thank you, Ian!) and have used it ever since.