French 19th Century Cast-Iron Wine-Corker
Dimensions: 42″H x 18-3/4″H x 8-3/4″D
This unique apparatus has a lot to do with the history and shaping of French history and culture: the wine bottle corker. This wine corker, made, circa 1870, was used in a winery in France. Wine production is intrinsic to French culture and many aspects of French wine-making have remained unchanged for centuries. Each growing region takes great pride in the wine they produce. Once a vineyard’s grapes have been harvested, pressed, and aged, the resulting wine will be bottled and finally sealed with a cork, using an iron wine-corker just like this one.