Handmade in Laguiole, France, the Forge de Laguiole corkscrews, often called the "Sommeliers," are the only high-end waiter-style corkscrews to feature the traditional shepherd's cross on most models (check photos). This model does not have the shepherd's cross because the wood is raw and not sanded smooth to preserve the color of the wine stain.
Forge de Laguiole created this wine opener in collaboration with professional sommeliers in France and worldwide. Its ergonomics, elegance, and efficiency earned it the "Prix Design Plus" (the Design Plus award) in Frankfurt, Germany. Additionally, each of these incredibly efficient masterpieces is entirely hand-assembled and completed by the same craftsman to ensure pride in the finished object.
The Forge de Laguiole workshop is located in the tiny village of Laguiole, France - Pop. 1300 - where the famous style of knife first appeared in the early 1800s.
Today, Forge de Laguiole represents the pinnacle of quality in the Laguiole cutlery business. Their reputation for integrity, ethics, and innovative designs has made these small 100 employees company the "Must Have" Laguiole luxury brand.