Wine Enthusiasts Can Now Pour Wine Without Pulling the Cork
Coravin, Inc. has announced that its award winning Coravin™ Wine Access System, a new technology that allows users to pour and enjoy wine from their favorite bottles without pulling the cork, will now be available to buy for the first time in the Netherlands. The Coravin System will forever change the way wine is enjoyed, served and sold.
For the first time, wine enthusiasts are able to enjoy wine by the glass without committing to the whole bottle. Coravin’s groundbreaking wine access technology leaves the cork in place, safeguarding the wine from oxidisation and allowing it to age naturally. Wine lovers can enjoy and share the same bottle during multiple occasions, over weeks, months or even longer without any wastage. Coravin also enables wine drinkers to access wine across multiple bottles during a single occasion.
“Coravin wine access technology solves the age-old problem that wine oxidises after the cork is pulled,” said Inventor and Founder of Coravin, Inc., Greg Lambrecht. “With the launch of this innovative product, we will transform the experience of pouring and enjoying wine for everyone from the casual wine enthusiast to the serious collector, to restaurants and wineries.”
World-renowned wine expert Robert Parker has called the system “the most transformational and exciting new product for wine lovers that has been developed or invented in the last 30-plus years.”
Wine Enthusiasts: A New Way to Explore Wines
The Coravin Wine Access System enables wine enthusiasts to freely explore their collection glass by glass over multiple occasions., without committing to the whole bottle. The unprecedented freedom to enjoy bottles of wine by the glass without fear of waste due to oxidisation allows any wine lover to become more adventurous with food and wine pairings and to compare vintages and varietals.
Restaurants and Wine Bars: Expand Wine By the Glass Offerings
The Coravin Wine Access System unlocks the wine cellar for restaurants and wine bars to offer a much broader selection of fine wines by the glass. Now they can serve by the glass offerings from their finest bottles without fear of waste, and expose guests to iconic wines they may not have tried otherwise. They are also free to create special flights, verticals and new food and wine pairings.
Wineries: Customise and Expand Wine Tastings
The Coravin Wine Access System empowers wine stores and wineries to offer customised tastings to support increased opportunities for bottle sales. Retail outlets can now offer vertical or horizontal tastings, inspect bottles for flaws and faults, and customise and expand their tastings at a moment’s notice. It also helps in educating customers by comparing and contrasting vintages, glass by glass.
The Technology: How Coravin Works
Once the cork from a bottle is removed to pour wine, the wine is exposed to air and thus oxidisation begins. The Coravin Wine Access System leaves the cork in place, stopping this process. First, a thin, hollow needle passes through the foil and cork to access the wine. Then the bottle is pressurized with argon, an inert gas in the air we breathe that winemakers have been using for many years. The argon pressurization pushes the wine through the needle so that it flows into the glass without letting any oxygen enter the bottle. Once the needle is removed, the cork naturally reseals itself, and the remaining wine continues to evolve naturally. For a video demonstration, please visit www.coravin.com/tech.
Coravin, Inc. is a privately held company located in Burlington, Massachusetts focused on transforming the way wine is served, sold and enjoyed. Coravin designs and markets the Coravin Wine Access System 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 fine wines 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. With the Coravin System, the world’s first product of its kind, after being accessed the remaining wine in the bottle continues to evolve naturally and can be enjoyed later since the wine was never exposed to oxygen. For more information, please visit www.coravin.com.