Hervé Pennequin, French-born and living in South East Asia since 2010, has been a professional sommelier since 1988. In 2004, he finished in third position in the Best Sommelier of the World competition, representing the United States.
Since its creation, many sommeliers, worldwide but predominantly in The United States, have been using it. Each wine opener is handmade by M.O.F. (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) in knifemaking, the MOF is a title acquired by best handcrafters in their specialty, therefore knife making guaranteeing the excellence of the Thiers Wine Opener.
The Thiers wine opener is presented in two different handles: Ostrich Leather with Carbon Fiber, and Blond Horn.Each wine opener has a handmade finish thus sometimes creating a wait of a few weeks when an order is placed by a retail store.
The Thiers wine opener sells predominantly through the word of mouth. Each Thiers comes with a nice black leather holster that helps the user to carry it on the belt very elegantly in an elegant gift box.
The Thiers wine opener by Herve Pennequin was elected as the number ONE wine opener on the market in 2002 by Newsweek Magazine’s contributor Tara Weingartner (Screwpull #2, Chateau Laguiole #3).
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