Classic Lever Corkscrew
Iconic tool since 1970 in L’Atelier du Vin’s range, the “de Gaulle” still remains timeless. (More informations)
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The “de Gaulle”: Iconic and historic
With a head and two large levers acting as arms, this essential winged corkscrew – available in countless iterations the world over – owes its name, of course, to General Charles de Gaulle.
Now, this classic is presented in a reissued version equipped with a special forged and “Teflon-coated” five-step corkscrew. Also known as a “pigtail,” the solid corkscrew at the end of our “de Gaulle” is made to extract any type of cork without damaging it.
The body of the corkscrew – made of zamak, a hard-wearing material par excellence – is left in its natural raw state with a simple varnish to emphasize its rugged nature. Powerful black matte rivets further emphasize the tough character of the bottle opener, with the intensity of L’Atelier du Vin’s “de Gaulle” on full display even at a simple glance.
Presented in a decorative case in striking shades of white and yellow, this iconic winged corkscrew fits perfectly anywhere in your home – blending in like a common object that is anything but common.
How to use:
1. Centre the wire extremity on the cork, maintaining the internal support of the “de Gaulle” over the bottle top.
2. Thoroughly screw in without touching the levers in order to let them rise.
3. Bring the levers down and let the cork go out.
Its two large levers lift corks gently but firmly along centreline.
Its internal support prevents the fragile bottle necks from chipping.
Its handle is also a bottle-opener.
Gentle cleaning by hand.
Made in EU.