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Laguiole Waiter’s Corkscrew

Laguiole en Aubrac Corkscrews

Why would you choose a sommelier from Laguiole en Aubrac rather than another ?


To begin with, do you know what a sommelier waiter’s corkscrew is for ?

The sommelier, also called the professional corkscrew, is a multifunctional object : it is at the same time a knife, a corkscrew  and a bottle opener. The sommelier surpasses the limonadier, both in terms of use and in terms  of elegance.

So, what is a “Limonadier” ?

Indeed, the limonadier, which was initially a simple bottle opener, has historically been used in breweries by those known as the garçons limonadiers. They were responsible of opening the lemonades in front of the customers in order to avoid confusion with Selzt water.

As garçons limonadiers are now a lost profession, limonadiers are commonly found in the pockets of the garçon de café. Due to its historically popular character, a limonadier is therefore  more easily replaced, which is not the case with a sommelier.

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A sommelier has a prestigious and upscale character, his  many uses give him a certain elegance. Indeed, sommeliers are used by maîtres sommeliers, true specialists in oenology.  

They advise their customers to match, in the most refined and  delicate way possible, food and wine.  

To open a bottle of wine, the maître sommelier begins by using the sommelier’s knife to remove the cap. Then he folds the blade and unfolds the spiral. He turns and pushes the twist into the cork and, with the simple lever at the other end of the sommelier, the maître sommelier presses the cork out of the bottle.

What differentiates a Laguiole en Aubrac Corkscrew from another maker? 

Unlike some brands which, under the guise of French marketing, actually produce low-quality  sommeliers in Asia, Laguiole en Aubrac cutlery is an appellation that guarantees the good  quality of your sommelier. 

  1. First of all, Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews have a serrated blade because,  by cutting the lids, if it is too sharp, you risk injuring yourself. Indeed, a smooth blade  will crack the operculum instead of cutting it cleanly. In addition, a smooth blade  requires regular sharpening, which is all the more complicated to achieve as the blade  is by definition rounded.
  2. Furthermore, sommeliers corkscrews from Laguiole en Aubrac have a larger tendril. A large spiral means that you will be able to open great vintages as these have longer corks than  the average wine on the market.
  3. Finally, sommeliers waiters corkscrews from Laguiole en Aubrac® have simple lever.

The conceptualization of the single lever was carried out by engineers, which guarantees  their efficiency and durability. As a single piece of metal, the leverage is more efficient and the lever resistant to wear, which is not the case with double lever sommelier.

In fact, double-lever corkscrew is made up of two metal elements attached to each other by a system of screws. Promising to be easier to use than single lever sommelier, double lever sommelier wears out and break very quickly due to screw mounting and are, in  reality, purely marketing gimmicks.

A single lever sommelier from Laguiole en Aubrac will always be more efficient, more resistant and easier to use than a double lever model. 

Elegant, simple and durable, a waiters corkscrew from Laguiole en Aubrac will meet all your requirements.