Campagnolo BIG Corkscrew
The BIG corkscrew – A jewel of pure Italian culture
Its history, its shape, its size and its functionality have made it a true icon for anyone who appreciates wine, art and design. A new elegant finish lend it an irresistible appeal and shine, bringing a touch of novelty to a cult object to own and give as a gift.
Campagnolo's signature artisanship gives the corkscrew its very own distinctive, unique personality. Each stage of its manufacture takes place in Vicenza, in the hands of those who, for years, have used their experience to make Campagnolo products.
Quality materials and careful finishes accompany the sinuous shapes of its various parts. Each component is a characteristic feature of the Campagnolo brand. Like the screws, still today the heirs of a seventies Super Record crankset, an element that adorned the bikes of great names from the past - the likes of Merckx, Indurain and Gimondi.
A telescopic, self-centering bell positions the screw exactly in the middle of the cork and once screwed down, the two levers pull the cork out easily and delicately. This means that the bottle does not get shaken, which would disturb the sediment typical of aged wines. The corkscrew has also been designed to never twist completely through the cork, thus preventing pieces of cork dropping into the wine.
The history of a design icon
A creative man – With his intuition and innovations in the field of mechanics, Tullio Campagnolo basically rewrote the history of the modern bike, and he did not stop there. His creativity knew no limits and he reached into different sectors, his best ideas flourishing in times of difficulty. And so, in 1966, Tullio had another stroke of genius, just like he'd had for his invention of the quick release...
The start of the story – While toasting a victory perhaps, or drinking a glass of wine with some champion or other, he hurt his hand opening the bottle. This triggered not only his rage, but also his creative flair...
The first corkscrew – It took him just a few minutes to design a new kind of corkscrew, one that over the years was to become a cult object and collector's item. This was the birth of the Campagnolo BIG corkscrew.
Mechanical perfection – The Campagnolo BIG corkscrew is still a veritable jewel of mechanics, despite the slight changes made to its appearance over the years. The Campagnolo logo and the screws taken from products from the past remain as distinctive features, deeply rooted in the world of cycling.