Twin-blade corkscrew in black metal
The Bilame twin blade corkscrew, an historical part of L’Atelier du Vin’s range since 1949 (patent date), extracts and leaves the cork intact, even those which are old and fragile. (More informations)
The twin-blade corkscrew of L’Atelier du Vin, called Bilame is a classic piece for every sommelier or wine enthusiast.
When using a twin-blade corkscrew, the cork is not pierced, and thus does not crumble. This makes it the perfect option when opening old vintages which corks can be old and damaged. As the legend goes, the Bilame was the favourite tool of waiters in French “ bistrots ”. Thanks to this double blade wine opener, they could take a few sips from bottles and then replace the cork without anyone noticing they had tried the wine.
It is a somehow technical corkscrew to use, but L’Atelier du Vin’s design is very precise so the blades are thin enough to slide between the cork and the glass of the bottle neck. But they are also resistant so they will not bend.
Also available in a beautiful chrome version: the twin-blade anniversary corkscrew, Bilame Chrome.
How to use it
- First insert the tip of the longer blade. Second, insert the tip of the short blade.
- Then, rock the two blades vertically one after the other with alternate movements so the blades slowly get in between the cork and the glass-bottle
- When the blades are completely driven in, remove the cork by both pulling and turning
- The cork will come out completely intact!
Where to find the Bilame in a set:
The classic twin-blade corkscrew, Bilame, is available in the Wall Collector set,
Our expertise in wine openers
L’Atelier du Vin has a long-time expertise in wine openers. Making wine openers from all kinds: lever, T-shaped, twin-blade corkscrews… the cork extraction systems are numerous and surprising. Therefore, we have developped several options to open bottles of wine for different circumstances and for different budgets.
Designed and made in France.