Photo of the Day Do you know what this is? 11 Comments By Christine Humphrey Christine Humphrey You Might Also Like Photo of the Day 21 May, 2012 And the Runner-Up is… 6 August, 2012 Degustation at La Derniere Goutte, Paris 21 October, 2012 Darwin Foye 13 July, 2012 at 11:08 How big is it? What is the “scale”? Perhaps it’s a gardening tool, or a giant injector for cattle medicine? Christine Humphrey 13 July, 2012 at 11:17 It’s about 4 feet long…It is wine related. Steve Hagata 13 July, 2012 at 14:46 I believe it is a means for injecting anti-phylloxera chemicals into the soil. Christine Humphrey 13 July, 2012 at 14:58 That crossed my mind when I first saw it. I’m still not sold on the tire-bouchon response. Terry Graue 13 July, 2012 at 11:19 Would the vinter use it to take samples out of the barrels? Christine Humphrey 13 July, 2012 at 11:30 You’re on the right track… Linda 13 July, 2012 at 11:52 looks like a cork puller Christine Humphrey 13 July, 2012 at 12:15 We have a winner! When I asked the winery what it was, I was told an antique “Tire-Bouchon”, which is the French term for corkscrew or cork pull. There was no hole on the end for extraction. When I questioned why there was no “screw” per se, I was told politely. “Yes, Madame, it is a tire-bouchon!” Steve Hagata 13 July, 2012 at 14:48 Ooops-Should have read further. Cathy Henton 15 July, 2012 at 04:33 I think Steve is right on this one Christine. It’s a syringe used to inject Carbon bisulphide into the vineyards during the Phylloxera crisis. Was it at Chateau Villeneuve? Christine Humphrey 15 July, 2012 at 09:43 I agree. I think so too. Yes, it was. I went back through my photos as it was not on the schedule.