Chateau Laguiole Philippe Faure-Brac - Best Sommeliers Series
This Chateau Laguiole was created in honor of Philippe Faure-Brac of France, winner of the 1992 world's best sommelier contest. Mr. Faure-Brac is also the current president of "l'Union de la sommellerie française".
The Best Sommeliers Series was created by Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis to celebrate 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.
Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese technique that involves burning one side of a solid wood plank which will then be used as construction timber for houses. This technique allows the wood to withstand bad weather and have excellent resistance to time.
Blackwood Nakatado The wood is burned by master burners and then brushed to reveal a lively ribbed structure. Nakatado is perfectly weather-resistant thanks to the thermal modification of wood: a process that uses a temperature of 230° C without the use of chemicals. This type of wood, therefore, belongs to the durability class 1 (EN350). This wood has a lifespan of at least 30 years in outdoor use.
Metal construction: 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel and cold-forged solid brass.
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).