Celebrate in style.
Don't use a penknife corkscrew to open that Italian bottle of wine. Celebrate your favorite riders tearing it up on the World Tour scene with the Campagnolo BIG Corkscrew.
Fashioned in the traditional rabbit-ear style, this beautiful corkscrew features a bronze-finished, hardened steel construction that easily penetrates a cork so that your wine will be opened before riders pass under the flamme rouge. It features the Campagnolo logo for a little cycling style from the Italian icon.
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
People may ask which of Tullio Campagnolo's inventions are the most important; the quick release allowing gears to be changed more easily in the pre-derailleur days, or the Gran Sport (and later Record & Super Record) rear derailleurs. One may even debate who has had a bigger impact on cycling, Campagnolo or Shimano ... and the best way to do so, is over a fine bottle of wine.
While the Campagnolo vs. Shimano debate may never be decided, one area where Campagnolo definitely has the edge is with their Cavatappi or big corkscrew, inspired when old Tullio once again hurt his hand ... this time in 1966 when opening a bottle of wine.
A self-centering telescopic bell positions the vermillion (the actual corkscrew) in the center of the cork, and the two levers draw out the cork easily and gently. No more broken corks leaving pieces floating in your wine from a poorly centered vermillion, no more wrenching the cork back and forth to get it out of the bottle. As befitting any tool created by the Italian master, the levers are affixed to the main body of the corkscrew with bolts derived from those used to attach chainrings to a Super Record crankset.
Quite simply, the Campagnolo Cavatappi is the best corkscrew ever made, and remained virtually unchanged until 2013, when it was updated; not to improve the way it works, but with new plating to ensure a top-quality, attractive, and even longer-lasting finish so that it retains its character for a lifetime.
All this, and 100% Made in Italy.
Is there a warranty on this particular item? Does this item arrive with the Italian wine mentioned in the item description? What volume of Italian wine arrives with this corkscrew? Are there multiple hidden features of this corkscrew that aren't shown in the picture (because my Swiss-Army knife has a corkscrew that's opened scores of wine bottles and is merely one among ten or twelve other components; this fancy thing must have some serious extra perks!)?
Does Backcountry.com need a Gear Expert in the wine department because I am more than happy to volunteer and help out!!
I drink my wine from a box, and I dont think this comes with a knife that opens to box to extract the bag.
At 1.16 pounds, one would certainly hope that the opener came with the wine-- but alas!
Can I become Backcountry's new wine tester? How does one acquire said position?!