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 Giuseppe Vaccarini, former 1978 sommelier world champion and president of their international union the ASI (Association de la Sommellerie Internationale).
Handle Material: Lemonwood, aka Degame. (Calycophyllum candidissimum). This tree only grows in the Indian Ocean area (Shri-Lanka.) and is often used for fishing rods and archery bows.
Please notethat actual handle color and pattern of the item you receive may vary from stock photo.
All Chateau Laguiole are made of 12C27 stainless steel and weight around 4 oz (113 grams). Overall length closed is 4.5 inches (11.40 cm). The foils cutter is serrated and measure 1.5/8 inches ~4.06 cm).