Coravin Model 1
Sip and share without pulling the cork
The Coravin has revolutionized how wine is enjoyed. We are thrilled to introduce and represent this amazing device. Wine poured today will last for weeks in the bottle, as fresh as the first glass. The finest restaurants are pouring glasses of older vintages of First Growth Bordeaux's and Gran Crus Burgundies, allowing you to enjoy a glass without committing to the bottle.
The Coravin™ System expands your opportunity to explore wines of any vintage, variety, winemaker, or wine growing region, all by the glass, even by the ounce. You now have the freedom to access any wine, any time, in any quantity without ever pulling the cork. And go back to your favorites again and again for weeks.
The concept is simple, but the instrument is highly sophisticated. There is a hypodermic needle that punctures the capsule and cork, guiding it into the bottle precisely on a track. There is a regulator, activated by a trigger, that pumps argon into the bottle through the needle, pressurizing the bottle with this heavy inert gas. When tipped, the pressure forces wine back through the needle and through the pour spout. When finish pouring, you tip the bottle up and the excess argon is released into the air. You draw the needle out with the handle. The cork, being naturally resilient, reseals, admitting no oxygen into the bottle.
It is quite easy to use and comes with two argon gas cannisters that last a surprisingly long time. As you become more familiar with the device, you use less and less gas. You can even view a tutorial, below.