Chateau Laguiole was the first Laguiole corkscrew to be created, dated back 1992, by French Master Sommelier Guy Vialis. The first “sommelier knife” to have adopted and adapted the ancestral handcrafting traditions and symbols of the Laguiole master cutlers, including the famous bee and the art of polishing fine handles made of precious woods and horns. In addition, Chateau Laguiole provides a much appreciated after sales service and a lifetime warranty.
Best Sommelier of the World Series: Since 1969, and every 3 years now, the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) gathers all its professional fellow Sommeliers members around the world to elect the Best Sommelier of the World. It's a fierce competition and each professional sommelier contestants has to get through their own continental contests to reach this world stage competition. Chateau Laguiole, as a prize for the Winners and best contestants, has been creating for years a customized Sommelier corkscrew, endorsed and designed by the winner, bearing his signature. That's why every sommelier dreams to get one day his name on his Chateau Laguiole opener. This series of Chateau Laguiole is thus named "Best Sommelier of the World".
Handle model: A prodige of the French "sommellerie", Philippe Faure-Brac has been awarded Best Youn Sommelier of France in 1984, Best France Sommelier in 1988 and Best Sommelier of the World 1992, in Rio de Janeiro. A figure in the world of Wine, Sommelier for the famous flights of the Concorde, Cinema, books, radio and President Of French Union of French Sommeliers since 2016. In 2021, almost 30 years after his title, Chateau Laguiole & P. Faure-Brac designed its sommelier of Best Sommelier of the World. Why only 30 years later? No one knows, but the result is sublime!
The handle is made of brass plates with Japanese Shou Sugi Ban wood inlay. This ancestral Japanese technics consists in burning 1 side of a massive wood, Pinus Radiata here, by masters burners. It is then brushed to enhance the grain of the wood. The result, or Nakatado, provides a high resistance to harsh external weather resistance for dozen of years.
Brand: CHATEAU LAGUIOLE, made in France
We recommend: Never wash the handle with water. Water will damage the precious woods and horn. To give back its shine or clear fingerprints, we highly recommend to use a microfiber fabric.
Warranty: Chateau Laguiole offers a lifetime warranty. Accesswine.hk, official Chateau Laguiole dealer, will assist you in the process. Read more in our Q & A.
- Stainless steel + brass + Nakatado (Shou Sugi Ban technics applied to Pinus Radiata wood)
- Genuine leather pouch
- Gift Box + Warranty card member
- weight of the corkscrew: 113 g.