The Chateau Laguiole classic was created by Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis in 1993 and was the first true waiter style Laguiole style corkscrew on the market. Since it debuted the classic has been the favorite among some of the world best sommeliers and, to this day is the most sold (and imitated) of all high-end waiter style Laguiole corkscrews. All genuine Chateau Laguiole like this one are Made in France.
Handle Material: Reclaimed Oak barrel wood. Retired wine barrels are purchased and dismantled. The outside part of the handle is the inside area of the barrel, the side that is in contact with the wine. As a result the finish is slightly rough and has the color and scent of aged wine.