The Best Sommeliers Series created by Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis to celebrates the world's best sommeliers. Each authorized piece was designed with the Sommelier's input and, as a result, reflects his preferences.
Since debuting in 1993 Chateau Laguiole has been the favorite corkscrew of many of the world's best sommeliers. To this day it remains the most popular high-end waiter-style corkscrews in the business. All genuine Chateau Laguiole like this one are Made in France.
This piece was created in honor of Olivier Poussierof France, winner of the 2000 world's best sommelier contest. Mr. Poussier's name is stamped into the sprint top as well as "2000" on the boot lever side.
Handle Material: Yew wood, Chateau de Versailles, France. The yew wood used to create this magnificent piece was harvested from the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles. Nearly all of the rare and old specimen trees of the castle were up-rooted during the terrible storm of December 26 1999, most of those trees were imported from around the world to the Chateau de Versailles during the 18th century has part of the 1776 gardens renovation ordered by Louis XVI. Please take a look at the comparable Versailles series model here. Please note: Actual handle color and pattern of the item you receive may vary from above stock photo.