So you’ve got a bottle of wine and since New Year’s you’ve promised yourself that you won’t just down a whole bottle by yourself. If you open the bottle and don’t drink it all you have to find the cork, squeeze that back in and put the bottle in the fridge. Unless fortified, wine won’t last more than a week in there before losing all its flavour.
Then there is the guest wine. Even the most generous owner might bulk at having a glass from the bottle of €3000 wine and then throwing the rest away the next day. Those of you looking after charter budgets will definitely want to take a look at this this cool and handy product: the Coravin Model Two. A device that will help keep your wine fresh for months or even years after ‘opening’.
Here’s how it works. A needle on the Coravin pierces the cork and lets wine through to be poured out. The bottle is pressurised with Argon gas that prevents oxidation and when you pull the needle out, the cork re-seals itself and you needn’t use that bottle again for years if you don’t want to.
When you see what the Coravin can do you’ll scream ‘Witchcraft!’ But no, it’s not witchcraft it’s science… or something.
Here are a few product features to win you over:
- 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. Two capsules are included with each Coravin System allowing up to 30 glasses of wine to be poured.
So, there’s convenience for the solo drinker and there’s the ‘wow look at my gadget’ factor for the show offs. For all you yacht chefs this contraption is pretty nifty for you too. The cooking wine can be kept at a premium, and the drinking wine you keep on hand to use as chef fuel will keep for as long as you want it to.
These amazing magic machines are £249 from www.coravin.co.uk and you can check out the Coravin Model Two in action in the video below.