Chateau Laguiole Gerard Basset - Best Sommeliers Series
This Chateau Laguiole was created in honor of Gerard Basset of the United Kingdom, winner of the 2010 world's best sommelier contest. Mr. Basset was the only person in the world to be a Master Sommelier, a Master of Wine, and a Wine MBA. Sadly, Mr. Basset passed away on January 16, 2019. He was only 61.
Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis created the Best Sommeliers Series to celebrate 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. It remains the most popular high-end waiter-style corkscrews in the business.
Stamina wood is a laminate made of veneers that have been dyed, then impregnated with phenolic resin, and compressed under high pressure and heat.
Since 2020 all genuine Château Laguiole corkscrews come with a registration card to be validated online. This is the only assurance of their authenticity and warranty.
A Chateau Laguiole collector's display is availabe here (new window).
Chateau Laguiole are shipped same business day from Florida when ordered by 2 PM Eastern time. UPS delivery can be expected in 1 to 3 business days depending on destination. International shipping options are available at checkout.
*We provide free U.S. base warranty and repair support exclusively to our customers. Items purchased elsewhere will need to be shipped to France and back to the U.S. at the owner's expanse. The original retailer will need to be contacted for assistance.
All Chateau Laguiole wine openers are made of 12C27 stainless steel and weigh around 4 oz (113 grams). The overall length closed is 4.5 inches (11.40 cm). The foils cutter is serrated and measures 1.5/8 inches ~ 4.06 cm).