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, baring his engraved name. That's why every sommelier dream to get one day his name on his Chateau Laguiole opener. This series of Chateau Laguiole is thus named "Best Sommelier of the World".
In 2010, Gerard Basset, of France, won the competition, in Santiago, Chile, and became one of the few Best Sommelier of the World. He was actually competing for the United Kingdom, where he's made the essential of his still successful career. Master of Wine, Master Sommelier, MBA of Wine Business, Best Sommelier of the World, Decanter's Man of the Year 2013, Gerard Basset is acclaimed as one of the greatest wine expert of his generation. This piece was made to honor his title. With shiny long brass associated to luxury red stamina, this piece looks like a racing motorbike, full of energy, like the Best Sommelier it was made to honor.
Brand: CHATEAU LAGUIOLE
We Recommend: do not wash with water or in the dishwasher: Chateau Laguiole corkscrews handles are made of noble woods or horns. Water will damage them.
Warranty: Chateau Laguiole offers a lifetime warranty which covers any product failure. The corkscrew will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of the manufacturer. This warranty is offered by the manufacturer, not Access Wine & Living. But Access Wine & Living offers a free warranty support: we will act on your behalf to handle your warranty claims quickly and efficiently. Contact us with any warranty claims and check here for Chateau Laguiole Warranty details.