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A really awkward bottle and a corkscrew that wasnt up to the job were the cause of this new stroke of genius that has not been bettered since 1966. The patented system of the telescopic self-aligning cover always places the screw in the central part of the cork. The large screw in hardened steel with a wide and sharp profile provides maximum grip on the cork and the two large levers enable the corks to be pulled out of bottles of the finest vintages without disturbing the sediments that are typical of such wines.
These technical features and the use of the finest raw materials have made this corkscrew a must, a symbol of genius that is recognized throughout the world.
Paolo Facchinetti and Guido Rubino authored a book dedicated to Tullio Campagnolo. From Facchinettis research:
"Campagnolo travelled a lot," Facchinetti explained, "and he returned from every trip with a new idea: the corkscrew, the nutcracker, the Campastira." Facchinetti continued: "Alberto Masi was there in person at the birth of the idea for the Campagnolo corkscrew. They were at dinner and needed to open a bottle of wine. Back then, you opened bottles by holding them between your knees and using the strength of your arm to lever the cork. But on that occasion, Tullio was not able to do it, and like at the Croce dAune Pass, he said: Something needs to be changed here. Two weeks later the two-lever corkscrew was born. "What really surprises me," confessed Facchinetti, "is that Tullio was never content, like we would be, just to say that something needed improvement. He simply found a way to do it."