Cellaring is an exercise in patience. Resisting the urge to crack into that 2012 Hill of Grace or the last bottle of your wedding wine is tough enough to be an Olympic sport. But what if there was a way to sample a wine that James Halliday says has “50-year cellaring potential” without opening the whole bottle too early?
Coravin’s Wine Preservation Systems allow you to pour wine without removing the cork or screw cap. The technology, which was invented by Coravin founder Greg Lambrecht in the late 1990s originally for the delivery of paediatric chemotherapy, utilises a non-coring needle which pierces the cork without displacing the material.
As the wine is extracted through the needle, it is replaced by argon gas, to ensure oxygen doesn’t impact the remaining wine. Then, once the needle is removed, the cork expands back to its regular shape with no removal necessary.
It also works for wine under screw cap. Coravin’s Timeless Screw Caps (six are included) replace the regular screw cap on a wine, and can be secured onto any bottle for use with all Coravin Needles. The self-sealing silicone protects wine for up to three months.
This means that you can have a taste or a glass of your favourite wine and feel confident that the rest of the bottle will be perfectly preserved for weeks, months or even years, depending on the closure and style.
Coravin has a range of wine preservation systems and the best for you depends on your budget as well as the style of wine you drink most.
As the wine is extracted through the needle, it is replaced by argon gas, to ensure oxygen doesn’t impact the remaining wine. The Timeless Aerator creates small jets of wine as you pour, aerating wine to deliver the same results as decanting for 60–90 minutes.
The Coravin Timeless Six+ allows you to check the development of ageing wines, allowing you to drink wines at their peak, without opening bottles too early or missing that ideal drinking window. Available in midnight blue, silver, piano black, or burgundy.
Perfect for dinner party hosts, wine connoisseurs, and tastemakers, and those who are looking to keep a close eye on the wines in their cellar.
RRP $649.95 | coravin.com.au
Perfect for anyone wanting to taste several sparkling wines during dinner or an event.
RRP $699.95 | coravin.com.au
For more on the two systems above, and to view the entire Coravin range, visit coravin.com.au