By Alexandria Rae Cubbage, 16 July 2019
This unique device offers you the opportunity to enjoy a taste or a glass of wine without having to open the bottle. It utilizes a medical grade needle as well as Argon gas (a safe and inert gas used by winemakers) to pressurize the bottle to enable you to extract your desired amount of wine. Then, once you’ve finished pouring your glass and have removed the Coravin from the bottle, the cork expands back because it is naturally elastic. You can return the bottle back to the cellar just like it was never opened.
The Coravin was designed by Greg Lambrecht, a wine lover and a medical device inventor, who wanted to drink wine while his wife was pregnant without having to open an entire bottle of wine. He just wanted to enjoy a glass.
The Coravin is a great option for those looking to taste many bottles in one setting, so for those studying for the Master Sommelier and Master of Wine exams this tool can be quite useful. It’s also handy when you are trying to decide on wine for pairing for a meal as it enables you to try a variety of bottles in order to select the best match. And for those trying to gauge where a wine is in its development, the Coravin offers the opportunity to take a sip from a bottle to see how a wine is coming along in its evolution before committing to opening the entire bottle.
We have the following models available for you to choose from:
Coravin Model One: It’s the standard model and is available in white with blue accents
Coravin Model Two: This option is the Coravin with a dark graphite finish