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Campagnolo Big Corkscrew Review

There are a lot of corkscrews out there but this one is unique and unusual. Campagnolo Big Corkscrew review will explain why it stands out by a mile. And despite all the ‘it is not about size’ claims, it does makes an impact because it is huge. But, there are a few other interesting points to consider before investing 179 EUR. So here are my personal observations and findings after using it for over a year.

It Is Named ‘Big Corkscrew’ For A Reason

It is a big corkscrew. There are no two ways about it. If you compare to the usual double-hinged corkscrew, Campagnolo is more than twice the size. Having said that, I actually found using it somewhat easier. I needed very little effort to pull the cork out – it seems that hands are going down by themselves.

This wine opener feels quite heavy and solid, hence leaving a luxury impression about it. It weighs almost one kilogram, or more than two pounds. You feel it when you use it, but I would not say that it is too heavy to the level of uncomfortable.

The size of a Campagnolo Big Corkscrew is 30 x 12 cm and the housing box is 32 x 15 x 8 cm and the corkscrew.

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Campagnolo, Made In Italy

Tullio Campagnolo founded the company in 1933. He famously engineered some of the changes to the groupsets on his racing bikes. The company went on to patent 135 innovations until this day. All of them in the field of cycling. Yes, Campagnolo is a bicycle component manufacturer, mostly known, among other parts, for its exceptional groupsets and wheels.

The company is still privately held and run by Tullio’s son Valentino. It employs around 750 workers, and all of their components are made in Italy. Or, to be more precise – Vincenza – the same city it was founded more than 85 years ago.

It is still a mystery to me, how and why Campagnolo ended up making corkscrews, to be completely honest. But I appreciate the fact that these wine openers are partly hand made in the same iconic engineering workshops.

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The Build and Engineering

Campagnolo stresses the fact that The Big Corkscrew is made by the same engineering team that is making its bicycle components. It is also reassuring to know that the materials used in making a wine opener are the same that the company uses to create those high performing bicycle parts.

One of the more obvious innovations is the telescopic bell. It positions the worm dead-in-the-centre of the cork preventing any unnecessary cork damage when pulling. It also prevents it from going through the cork at the same time.

I personally admire every part of this solid, Italian made corkscrew. The finish is exceptional with nice engraving. Maybe it’s just me, but I also admired the rivets look the same as on the bicycle.

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Campagnolo Big Review Close Up

Is It Collectable?

Considering that it is handmade and coming from iconic Italian bicycle component manufacturer it is definitely a unique corkscrew. But how collectable and how quickly it will become it will depend on the popularity, number of units sold and whether Campagnolo will stop making them.

What also will appeal to collectors is the fact that it is made from a variety of metals. This reduces the supply and likelihood that it will become a limited item. At the moment you can buy one that has a bronzed or satin metal finish. For me, both are equally impressive.

Considering that it is becoming very popular worldwide, I think Campagnolo will introduce a limited edition option at some point. This will definitely be even more in demand by the collectors.

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Large Wine Opener

Unique Gift Option For Some People

I feel that there are two types of people who would truly appreciate this Campagnolo Big Corkscrew as a present:

Wine lowers – every person who loves wine tend to invest more in things that supports their hobby. Using an impressive and unique wine opener would definitely be a great thing. What a conversation starter for one’s wine tasting session too.

Cyclists – Campagnolo is a bicycle component maker with a name that is recognised by every cyclist. They would love to own a useful dining table accessory that comes with such provenance.

This Big Corkscrew also comes in a very impressive box that opens like a gate to reveal very impressive housing and a book with a history of the company. A great way to add the story and appreciation to your gift.

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This Campagnolo Big Corkscrew Review only covered one interesting item. Discover more: see my guide on what is made in Italy to learn about more different and unique things that are still made in Europe today.

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