Why we recommend it:Laguiole corkscrews are regarded as the best in the world. Who doesn't want the best??
Chateau Laguiole™ Shinya Tasaki (1995) Waiter's Corkscrew: In honor of Shinya Tasaki, renown Japanese sommelier, who was named best sommelier of the year for 1995. Designed with his input this version the Chateau Laguiole reflects his preferences and comes in signed leather pouch.
For his commemorative Laguiole, he has chosen both a Red and White handle and pouch.
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:
Long Forged Knife Blade.
Smooth Rounded Boot Lever.
Boxed in its own custom leather pouch.
And the Etched Bee Emblem (Napoleons symbol representing industry, efficiency and productivity) ensures that each piece is a genuine Chateau Laguiole.
Handmade in France.
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.
A VinGrotto racking system fits your cellar like a Savile Row suit and provides your wine with the safe cocoon it deserves. Once you have a cellar built by VinGrotto, you too will enjoy the satisfaction that comes from beginning your evening by opening your cellar door, breathing in the cool humid air, choosing the perfect bottle, and proceeding with your plans for a wonderful evening.