Why we recommend it: Laguiole corkscrews are regarded as the best in the world. Who doesn't want the best??
Chateau Laguiole™ Gerard Basset (2010) Waiter's Corkscrew: Handle in Red Stamina wood. Lever embossed in honor of Gerard Basset, well known French sommelier. Hand made in France. Comes in embossed red leather pouch. Designed with his input this version of the Chateau Laguiole reflects his preferences.
The Best Sommelier in the world competition is organized by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, a non-profit organization headquartered in Paris. Competition takes place every three years. At least 50 contestants compete. The finalists have to survive demanding practical tests to take the title. This includes a complete series of timed tasks including blind tastings and describing in detail those wines, and identifying eight spirits in three minutes.
A keepsake. The most prestigious corkscrew in the world, this exquisite professional corkscrew line continues to grow in popularity and has been expanded again in response to popular demand.
Each corkscrew is elegantly designed to include:
Below is a video of the Laguiole En Aubrac - the other's we offer, that are made in France, employ very similar materials, tools, and techniques.