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TSA Approves Corkscrews on Planes. Now Citizens Demand Access to Wine Bottles.

by Nannette Eaton on March 6, 2013

Update: On June 4, 2013, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reversed their decision to allow small knives on planes, and will confiscate the standard corkscrew (pictured below) if present in carry-on bags at the TSA screening check-points.  #OneStepForwardTwoStepsBackPulltex Pulltap Corkscrew Wine Key Bottle OpenerThe United States Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced yesterday new guidelines that will allow corkscrews on domestic flights in the United States, effective April 25, 2013. As delighted as the Wine Harlots are about the new regulations (as wine keys are de rigueur for any self-respecting oenophile, we inadvertently have had many, many corkscrews confiscated by security agents around the globe) we now call for the TSA to amend the liquid rule to 750 ml (the size of the standard wine bottle), as the current rule of 100 ml really doesn’t require the need for a corkscrew. C’mon, Homeland Security, if you let me bring delicious wine on the plane, we promise we’ll share!