The Coutale Sommelier corkscrews are designed by Philippe Bernède, French winemaker, vintner and owner of Clos La Coutale. Over the years he became increasingly frustrated by the poor quality of the corkscrews that crossed his path. After a day of struggling to open his wine at a tasting he set out to create his own! Et voila! The first Coutale corkscrew was born! Coutale Sommelier is now a complete line of corkscrews. The French patented spring-loaded double lever adds ease, control and power to your uncorking experience. Coutale Sommelier is the ONLY spring-loaded double lever corkscrew.