From France’s Laguiole region, renowned for their expertly crafted knives, this folding corkscrew is the work of a single master cutler whose craft begins with shaping the wood handle and concludes with fitting the stainless-steel implements. Arriving in an attractive storage box, this opener makes an extraordinary gift.
Ultrastrong, durable Sandvik stainless steel is used to forge the corkscrew and foil cutter.
The contoured handle is handcrafted from bamboo.
Includes a serrated foil cutter with built-in bottle opener.
The decorative chasing on the metal spine serves as the signature of the craftsman who made the tool.
4 3/4" long when folded; 4.8 oz.
Made in France.
This fountain is the first design that began the movement of modern day reproduction antique absinthe fountains, hence the name "#1 Original." It is an exact copy of an original fountain, from the acorn finial to the waves in the mouth blown glass reservoir.
Absinthe fountains were mostly used in high-end bars because of their expensive price tag. They were brought to the table, where the customer would prepare the absinthe himself. Absinthe fountains were (and still are) the preferred way to prepare absinthe, as one can perfectly control the rate of water. But unfortunately due to accidents, very few fountains have survived intact with its original glass bowl.
Proper use consists of: pouring an ounce of absinthe into an absinthe glass, then placing an absinthe spoon on top of the glass and a sugar cube atop the spoon. The lid of the fountain is removed and fresh water and ice is added into the glass bowl. The spigot is slightly turned and the ice water is slowly dripped from the fountain onto the piece of sugar. The cold sugar water then drips from the spoon into the glass of absinthe releasing oils and perfuming the air with fennel, grand wormwood and anise. The combination also begins to turn milky white in color, as the water mixes with the anise. Refresh water before each use.
Fountain will accommodate 1 to 4 people at one time. Drink ratio varies from 1 part absinthe, to between 3 to 5 parts water, depending on one's preference. California Prop 65 compliant when properly used.
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Stands 20.25" tall and 9" under each spout.
Simple assembly required.
Imported from France.
$ 14.99One of our most popular spoons, this attractive spoon has the word ABSINTHE stamped out in the grill and is covered with a high shine from chrome over brass.