This Chateau Laguiole Grand Cru is the latest "2020 version" of the famed waiter-style corkscrew. This model now features a "forged bee"; in other words, the bee is now an integral part of the spring (the decorated top part) instead of being soldered.
The sleek, stylish design of the Grand Cru satisfies the need for a modern and more durable wine opener. This model has the same characteristic as the classic but is more suitable for professional use (20/50 bottles per day). The added strength resides in the massif front top bolster, the part where the screw enters the handle.
Chateau Laguiole waiter-style corkscrew was created in 1993 by Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis and was the first high-end waiter-style Laguiole corkscrew on the market. Since it debuted, the Chateau Laguiole brand has been the favorite among most of the world's best sommeliers and, to this day, is the most sold (and imitated) of all high-end waiter-style Laguiole corkscrews. All genuine Chateau Laguiole corkscrews like this one are 100 % Made in France.
Karelian Birch AKA Masur Birch. This birch is not a particular species but is a praised grain figure that is most commonly fond in Downy Birch and Silver Birch. (Harvested in Finland). This Birch is commonly used for turned objects, decorative veneer, knife handles, and other small specialty items.
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).