assuming you have beer caps on bottle why won't a beer bottle opener work?[/QUOTE
It does however before I bottled the wine I did a dry run with the bottle capper I purchased just to get the feel for it. When I went to remove the cap it slipped a few times but I was able to get it off. I would hate to have that happen while putting in all this effort and getting the lees back into the bottle. As an added bonus it would be nice just to have the tool but I suppose in a pinch a long handled bottle opener would work.