You’ve returned from work ready for a glass of wine. Knowing you have a busy week ahead, you only want to enjoy one glass – but you worry that once you’ve opened the bottle the wine will start to oxidise. Now there is a solution: The Coravin™ Wine System. Coravin™ is a unique wine system that lets you pour wine without removing the cork, so you can enjoy the rest of the bottle another time, without any deterioration in taste.
Coravin is the brainchild of Greg Lambrecht, a man with a background in physics, mechanical engineering and medical devices. Being a lover of wine, Greg was challenged while his wife was pregnant by not being able to enjoy a glass of wine, without pulling the cork and committing to the full bottle. He tried preservation systems, but regardless of the preservation method, each time he pulled the cork, oxidation started and he’d have to finish the bottle or waste the remaining wine. His dream was to magically pour wine from bottles without ever pulling the cork, allowing someone to enjoy a bottle again and again, whenever they desired. And after many years of trial and tribulations, Coravin was born.
How does it work?
The Coravin System inserts a thin, hollow needle through the cork. The bottle is then pressurised with argon, an inert gas that’s in the air we breathe. Once the bottle has been pressurised, the wine flows through the needle and pours into your glass. After your wine is poured, the needle is removed, and the cork reseals itself. For the screw cap wines, Coravin has recently launched the Coravin Screw Caps, which, used in combination with the Coravin System, also keep your wines fresh up to three months.
No longer must you compromise by sharing a chardonnay if you prefer sauvignon blanc – with Coravin, everyone in your household has the freedom to drink what they want, when they want, sans sacrifice. Whether you have a wine collection that sits untouched, or just a special bottle sitting in a rack, with Coravin, you can pour a glass of even the most precious bottle, no special occasion required and absolutely nothing wasted.
Also, do you revel in your daily glass of wine, but wish you knew more about what you were drinking? Let Coravin help you expand your palette and understand the nuances behind each bottle.