Laguiole Corkscrews

An addition to our February blog:

We just got in these beautiful Artisan corkscrews from Laguiole in the heart of France.

Come in and take a look. Craftsmanship does not get better than this.

Village de Laguiole

Just around a bend lies a village: Laguiole, proudly built around the church of Saint-Matthieu. In just a few hundred yards, your car journey takes you from the green and blue of the Aubrac plateau – scattered with brown dots that are the cows of the same name – to a lively village center where several shops sell gastronomic products made in the Aubrac region. These include the famous Laguiole knives and the Forge de Laguiole workshop, where both the shop and the manufacturing facility can be visited for free all year round.

taureau de Laguiole en AubracFrom this oasis you can discover treasures such as the hospice, or the fresco in the chapel near the cattle market where you can admire the impressive Laguiole Bull. In winter, when the plateau is draped in white, the Laguiole-Bouyssou ski resort offers 14 runs equipped with 11 ski lifts. If you like cross-country skiing there are 50 km of paths, as well as a place for sledding and a track for hiking with snowshoes.

February 2017

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Welcome to the latest Wine Hardware of Sonoma Blog.

It’s been very wet on Sonoma plaza for the last few weeks but the sun is out and everything is drying out now, just in time for Valentines Day next Tuesday.

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We have great gifts for your significant other throughout the store whether you want to surprise them with a wine cabinet or a unique corkscrew.

We are offering free shipping on wine refrigerators up to 199 bottle capacity like this beauty.

You can also pick up either of these at the store directly

For the book lover, we have an extended library of wine and cookbooks including this must have.

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This is a great gift for the spirits drinker. The Helix Whiskey Glass.

It aerates your favorite liquor or spirit by spinning on it’s own conical base, unlocking all the delicious aromas before you sip!

And finally, this antique style Epicureanist Kings Corkscrew will grab everyone’s attention.

See you at the store soon, it’s going to be a beautiful weekend.

Pliny the Elder

“In wine, there’s truth.”
Pliny the Elder, Natural History

Welcome to first Wine Hardware Blog of 2017

Wishing everyone all the very best for a healthy and happy 2017.

I will be letting you know about all the interesting and fun things and activities to be found at the store here in Sonoma and also talking about topics relevant to the wine enthisiast, expert and casual.

These may include storage, tasting, shopping, hints and the odd wine recommendation as well.

Open seven days a week, our store is situated on the Sonoma Plaza and is a unique experience for locals and visitors to see everything related to wine, except the wine itself.

From custom racking projects, big and small, wine refrigerators, big and small to books and accessories and everything in between.

We can help you translate your dream wine room project into reality with a free consultation and CADs so you can get closer to your goal.

Now it’s January, you probably are not thinking too much about how your wine collection is being stored.

Truth is it’s a perfect time to think about you storage needs as the warm weather will be here in just a few months and if you are looking at a larger, custom wine cabinet or wine cellar situation, it takes a few months to get the design as you want it and then to manufacture takes a couple of months, realistically.

We also have the perfect selection of wine and cheese related gifts for late Christmas and the New Year.

Also, a fun way to learn about and increase your wine knowledge.

We’ve just got in some wonderful sandstone Cellar Accents for your wine room or garden.

See you at the Wine Hardware of Sonoma store soon.

“In Wine, there’s truth.”–Pliny