A new twistable and re-useable cork called the Helix has just been unveiled begging the question - why has it taken so long?
The design is simple.
A thread around the side of the cork mirrors one in the neck of the bottle and allows for twisting.
Additionally, the traditional cork material and airtight seal prevent the wine from going off.
The makers are aiming the product at the £5-£10 "popular premium" wines meaning you may be able to raise a glass to this dinner party saviour sooner than you think.