Last night I had a small group of friends over to share a new series of wines I had acquired in Winters, CA. Because of the small gathering, I had a selfish thought for how popping the cork of multiple bottles would be a shame if they are not completed in one sitting. Am I alone in this mindset? If only there was a way to enjoy each without leaving them to waste. Luckily, a box had arrived in my office from Coravin….this years HOT Christmas gift.
When a bottle of wine is opened, the drinker’s window to taste, savor and learn about its complex flavors is limited to just a few days, even hours, as the uncorked bottle will quickly oxidize and dilute the wine’s intended flavors.
The Coravin™ Wine System is unique in that, unlike preservation systems which require the cork to be pulled and allow oxygen to enter the bottle, Coravin leaves the cork in place, using transformational technology that allows you to access, pour and enjoy your favorite wines by the glass whenever you like, without pulling the cork. Without oxidation, the remaining wine will continue to evolve naturally for weeks, months and even years.
Consumer use cases
The Coravin™ allows you to sip, share and enjoy fine wines without wasting a drop. Benefits include:
Expand your palate by comparing and contrasting - taste across multiple bottles in an evening, comparing vintages and varietals.
Get more creative with your food and wine pairings and serve both red and white wines with different courses during dinner.
Rather than saving bottles for special occasions, make any night a celebration by enjoying finer bottles by the Glass.
Turn your wine cellar into a wine bar. Taste your favorite wines and monitor them as they age, noting the subtle changes in their evolution, then return to them again later at the peak of their perfection.
As the host, I was able to sit back and allow my guests to match their tastes to their foods. We enjoyed our creative pairings, and when it was over, I was able to place bottles back on the rack with the notes for future gatherings. Mental disaster averted.