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Le Thiers Sommelier Corkscrew - Review

Mess-Free Cork Removal

Le Thiers Sommelier Corkscrew was handmade in the village of Thiers, France

French sommelier Hervé Pennequin had the right idea when he came up with the Thiers Sommelier Corkscrew. This wine tool is especially designed for the ease with which it allows you to open bottles with corks intact. It's perfect for the oenophile who pops open a vintage bottle now and then and wants to ensure there's no breakage or mess with the cork.

The Thiers Sommelier is also widely used in restaurants because of its ability to keep long or dry corks vertical as they are removed. The design of the corkscrew is in accordance with the regulations of the Confrérie de Tiè knives, used in the village of Thiers, France since 1582, where this very corkscrew is also made. This makes it the only tool of its kind with an appellation.

The Thiers Sommelier is available with a leather holster in blond horn, wood barrel and stainless steel. There are many corkscrews out there depending on your preference; we like Hervé's design because it is a well-made, portable tool. After five to 10 corks, wine enthusiasts will master bottle opening due to its linear leverage effect.

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