No bar cart is complete without a quality corkscrew; and Peugeot’s Clavelin Sommelier Corkscrew is the ideal gift for any wine lover. Not only does this beautifully designed corkscrew seamlessly open your favorite bottle of wine, but it also includes an integral foil cutter to get past the pesky, but necessary, foil-wrapped bottle tops. The Clavelin corkscrew is also equipped with a patented system which enables users to open a bottle of wine with a single movement, without needing to change grip. This handsome corkscrew is available in Basalte grey, and Black, and compliments any bar cart.
However, if your host or hostess is a wine expert, they may require a more specific gift for their wine cellar. If that’s the case, let us introduce you to Peugeot’s Clef du Vin, a travel-size wine aging tool. This innovative tool is a measuring device used to precisely determine the future development and “keepability” of your wines, as well as efficiently manage any wine cellar. So, how does it work? The Clef du Vin allows you to determine the aging potential and to decide whether to keep the wine, as well as allow you to enjoy a wine that is too young, without having to wait for it to go through its natural aging process.
To use, simply pour a glass of wine, taste it and remember its notes. Dip the small disk of the wine aging tool in the wine, and taste again. Every second of contact with the wine corresponds to a year of aging. After several contacts with the wine, the wine will keep its qualities, or it may improve if it has good aging potential and is worth keeping. However, if the wine loses its precious qualities after one or two seconds of contact, it has no keepability potential. You can repeat this process second after second until there are clear signs of decline in the wine.
The Clavelin Corkscrew and Clef du Vin are ideal items to gift a host or hostess who loves wine – whether they enjoy a glass of wine or are building a collection of unique bottles, each tool brings an elegant look and effective purpose to their respective bar carts.