Chateau Laguiole Shinya Tasaki - Best Sommeliers Series

by: Chateau Laguiole® - Made in France

  • This piece was created in honor of Shinya Tasaki of Japan, winner of the 1995 world's best sommelier contest. Mr. Tasaki selected this red-and-white bi-color handle, in salute to the Red and White wines of the world.

  • Mr.Tasaki was the first Japanese to win the first prize at the 8th World's Greatest Sommelier Contest in 1995. He runs the Shinya Tasaki Wine Salon based on the concept that wine is not a thing that you enjoy after tasting, but a thing that you taste after enjoying". In addition to giving lectures, writing and appearing on TV programs, his many activities include sponsoring the Komi Sommelier contest for sommeliers younger than 25 years old. He is a leading expert who has contributed greatly to spreading the pleasure of tasting wine in Japan.

    • Handle Material: Stabilized rosewood and white corian
    • Wood Harvest: India
    • Construction: Mirror polished finish 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.
  • Chateau Laguiole offers a lifetime warranty. Corkscrew will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of the *manufacturer. What is cover: Any product failure, no questions asked. We offer free warranty support (click here for details). Please contact us with any warranty claims, do not send item to France directly as it may not be handled correctly. *Disclaimer: The above warranty is offered by the manufacturer not Laguiole Imports. Laguiole Imports cannot be held responsible for any issues arising from a warranty claim.
  •  Chateau Laguiole corkscrews are made of stainless steel, this type of metal does not require any maintenance. Please do not immerse your corkscrew in water or place it in the dishwasher, doing so will be detrimental to the handle material. Periodically place a couple drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts (boot lever, screw and foils cutter). We recommend the use of oil free Sentry-Solutions-Tuf-Glide 1/4 oz Pen Applicator here
    • This model can only be engraved on the foil cutter / small blade
    • Below are the fonts available. Please keep in mind that most cursive fonts do not look good in "all caps". If you desire all caps engraving please select a block font such as Roman, Century or Garamond. Click on a font's name to see the alphabet.




    • Most personalized orders leave same or next day depending on order time. However, please allow up to 2 business days during the couple of weeks preceding Christmas and Father's day. If you need reassurance please call us at 860-245-2211 between 9am & 5pm EST Monday through Friday and we will be able to provide you with a more accurate turnaround based on your particular needs. Please keep in mind that our engravers do not work Saturdays and Sundays EXCEPT during the 2 weeks preceding Christmas and Father's Day. Please visit our "Shipping Schedule" page if you are planning on using one of our EXPRESS shipping options.

    • Engraved items cannot be returned unless we made an obvious mistake such as location, font or spelling. Location areas are "approximate." Our engravers will place engravings in the most "tasteful & appropriate" way. Please let us know if you have special requests regarding the order of words, size etc. by calling us at 1-860-245-2211. We cannot accept returns on items that were not engraved the way you "assumed" they would be unless you provided us with specific & comprehensive instructions that we did not follow. 

       Please review your engraving's spelling before checkout. Although we try to catch errors we cannot be held responsible for spelling mistakes, typos and incorrect location provided by customer. Thank you for your understanding. 

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