Coravin Model 2 – Wine access system
The year is 2024; the place is your own dining room. The occasion is your birthday, and a handful of wine-loving friends have come to help you celebrate. You produce a bottle of 2009 Claret…
‘Oh, I prefer the 2010. Have you got any?’
‘Can we try this Gevrey-Chambertin?’
‘I’d like some white. What have you got?’
Ten years ago this scenario would have had you grinding your teeth. Now you just hand each their preferred bottle and tell them to take turns with the Coravin. The way we drink has changed.
Could this happen? If Decanter’s tasting is a success, it could. Decanter is putting Coravin through its paces to see if its claims stand up and if it really is as revolutionary as it seems. Ours is a demanding test; if Coravin works for us, it will work for you.
Coravin is a needle-through-the-cork system that enables you to siphon wine out of bottles without spoiling what’s left. The needle is based on one used for chemotherapy, and a cork is similar to the implant which is put under the skin for chemo, and through which the needle goes. But don’t let this put you off. Greg Lambrecht, the inventor of Coravin, comes from the medical device industry, and he studied nuclear physics at college. When he worked at Pfizer he ‘got good at needles’, he says.
He also got good at argon gas, which is the other half of the Coravin equation. Having pushed the needle through the cork, you pull a trigger to inject argon through the needle at a pressure of 24 pounds per square inch. When the bottle is pressurised, you can pour the wine into your glass – a mouthful just to to taste, or a full glass. it’s up to you.
The wine left in the bottle never comes in contact with oxygen, and the cork because cork is elastic – reseals itself in just a few minutes. Each argon canister (or ‘capsule’ as they are referred to by Coravin) can be used 10 to 15 times, and since shipping is expensive (they can’t travel by air) it’s best to order several at the same time.
Coravin focuses on transforming the way wine is served, sold and enjoyed. Coravin designs and markets the Coravin Systems for wine enthusiasts, restaurants, wine stores and wineries. Unparalleled in craftsmanship and design, Coravin uses proprietary patented technology to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork. Wine enthusiasts can now enjoy wine sealed with corks without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing them to explore wines of any vintage, varietal or region, one taste at a time.
Coravin Model 2
The Coravin Model Two gives wine lovers the freedom to pour any wine, in any amount, without removing the cork. Whether you want a sip, a glass, or more, your last glass will taste just as amazing as your very first. Model Two is the Coravin standard, featuring the perfect balance between elegant design and durable craftsmanship. Textured rubber grips and ergonomic lines, ensure a flawless experience with every pour. Includes 2 Coravin Capsules to pour up to 30 glasses of wine.
Coravin Wine Needle – specially designed to be gentle on your corks and pour wine both quickly and smoothly.
- Properfit Clamp – the system’s easy-to-squeeze clamp with textured rubber grips, fits snuggly around the bottle neck, ensuring a secure hold and effortless pour.
- Load Cell Technology – the capsule-loading chamber creates the perfect amount of force for an airtight seal, ensuring no gas escapes.
- Premium Coravin Capsules – contain more than 99.99% pure argon gas to protect the remaining wine from oxidation.
History of Coravin
Coravin was founded by Greg Lambrecht, a medical device inventor and executive with a passion for wine and innovative technology. He was inspired to bring the two worlds together to solve and create a product that allowed him to enjoy glasses of wine without committing to the whole bottle. Greg spent years testing and improving upon his original design until the Coravin System became what it is today. Greg was approached by his friend, successful entrepreneur and wine enthusiast Josh Makower, and together they began to build a world-class company.
- Weight: 0.5 kg (with capsule installed)
- Size: Height: 22.5 cm – Width: 7.25 cm – Length: 9.5 cm
- Materials: Stainless steel, zinc, black ABS plastic, mixed poly-carbonate, fiberglass reinforced nylon, Zinc, ABS plastic, silicone rubber.