Le "de Gaulle"
The ?de Gaulle? Corkscrew: an Iconic Bottle Opener
This must-have corkscrew, with its head and two big levers that look like arms, comes in all shapes and sizes throughout the world. It owes its name in France to General de Gaulle lifting his arms into the air while addressing the public.
L?Atelier du Vin carefully selected each component of the corkscrew?s mechanism to ensure that it is robust and easy to use. Our redesigned ?de Gaulle? corkscrew is equipped with a special forged, ?Teflon-coated? worm and a five-step turn to properly grip the cork and extract it.
Robust Components and a Foolproof Mechanism
?de Gaulle? corkscrew and sturdy spiral worm enables to effortlessly extract any type of cork without damaging it. The ingenious self-centring base helps to position it correctly on the neck, before plunging the metal into the soft cork.
We deliberately kept the body ? made out of particularly hard-wearing zamak ? in its original raw state, with a simple coat of transparent varnish and no chrome or paint, to emphasise its rugged nature. Its powerful matte black rivets and oversized gears further highlight its strong personality. The sturdy and authentic aspect of L?Atelier du Vin?s ?de Gaulle? winged corkscrew can thus be seen at a glance.
This iconic corkscrew, both an everyday and precious object, will fit anywhere in your house, whether presented in a yellow and white decorative case, or carefully packed in a colourful gift box with a custom note.
How to Use a Winged Corkscrew
1. Place the tip of the worm in an upright position at the centre of the cork.
2. Twist the handle without touching the ?wings?, or levers, so that they rise up by themselves.
3. Push both levers down to extract the cork from the bottle?s neck.
A User-Friendly and Multipurpose Corkscrew
The de Gaulle winged corkscrew is multipurpose, like a sommelier bottle opener. The head includes a large bottle opener to gently remove beer or lemonade caps of any size. Which means you only need one tool to uncork or uncap any type of wine bottle or fizzy drink.
This sturdy and user-friendly corkscrew?s two lever mechanism enables to extract corks efficiently and effortlessly. Indeed, its renowned mechanism combines the benefits of an endless corkscrew and those of a lever corkscrew. The pressure required to extract the cork is spread over both arms, thus reducing the effort by half compared to a single lever system.
- Its two large levers gently but firmly extract the cork.
- The inside of the base is covered in soft plastic so as to not chip the neck.
- Its handle is also a bottle opener.
- To be carefully cleaned after use.
- Made in Europe.
- Teflon-coated worm.
- Body in raw zamak, without chrome or paint.
- Transparent protective varnish.