Chateau Laguiole was the first Laguiole corkscrew to be created, dated back 1992, by French Master Sommelier Guy Vialis. The first “sommelier knife” to have adopted and adapted the ancestral handcrafting traditions and symbols of the Laguiole master cutlers, including the famous bee and the art of polishing fine handles made of precious woods and horns. In addition, Chateau Laguiole provides a much appreciated after sales service and a lifetime warranty.
Best Sommelier of the World Series: Since 1969, and every 3 years now, the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) gathers all its professional fellow Sommeliers members around the world to elect the Best Sommelier of the World. It's a fierce competition and each professional sommelier contestants has to get through their own continental contests to reach this world stage competition. Chateau Laguiole, as a prize for the Winners and best contestants, has been creating for years a customized Sommelier corkscrew, endorsed and designed by the winner, bearing his signature. That's why every sommelier dreams to get one day his name on his Chateau Laguiole opener. This series of Chateau Laguiole is thus named "Best Sommelier of the World".
Handle model: In 2004, Enrico Bernardo, of Italy, won the contest hold in Athens, Greece, and thus became one of the few and the youngest Best Sommelier of the World: he was only 27 years old.
This masterpiece created to honor his victory is reminiscent of Italy’s notorious design talents. Its brushed stainless-steel handle is finely filled of black lacquer to reveal inconspicuous gold-plated inlays. The traditional " bee" been replaced with a grapevine leaf, a wink to his country, one the cradles of wine. It comes in an elegant Italian style leather pouch.
Brand: CHATEAU LAGUIOLE, made in France
We recommend: Never wash the handle with water. Water will damage the precious woods and horn. To give back its shine or clear fingerprints, we highly recommend to use a microfiber fabric.
Warranty:Chateau Laguiole offers a lifetime warranty. Accesswine.hk, official Chateau Laguiole dealer, will assist you in the process. Read more in our Q & A.
Stainless steel + brushed (matte) bolster + platted-gold and black lacquer
Brown genuine leather pouch
Gift Box + Warranty card member
We provide additional engraving service for a short text of your choice.