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 best sommeliers. To this day, it is the most popular high-end waiter-style corkscrews in the business. All genuine Chateau Laguiole like this one are Made in France.
About the Chateau Laguiole Olivier Poussier.
This piece was created in honor of Olivier Poussier of France, winner of the 2000 world's best sommelier contest. Mr. Poussier's name is stamped into the sprint top as well as "2000" on the boot lever side.
Handle Material: 224 years old Yew Wood - Bois de If (Taxus baccata). Actual handle color and pattern of the item you receive may vary from stock photo.
Wood Harvest: France (Chateau de Versailles / Bosquet de la Rein) originally imported from England during the 18th century. The yew wood used to create this magnificent piece was harvested from the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles. Nearly all of the rare and old specimen trees of the castle were up-rooted during the terrible storm of December 26 1999, most of those trees were imported from around the world to the Chateau de Versailles during the 18th century has part of the 1776 gardens renovation ordered by Louis XVI. Take a look at the Versailles collectionto learn more about this wood.
Construction:12C27 Stainless Steel. All Chateau Laguiole have the same specifications and weight around 4 oz (113 grams). Overall length closed is 4.5 inches. The foils cutter is serrated and is 1.5/8" long.
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