June 8, 2013
Coravin Wine Preservation System
Did anyone out there with an erobertparker subscription see the demo video of the new Coravin wine preservation system? This thing is pretty amazing. It was developed by a medical device inventor and uses a surgical needle to tap a bottle right through the capsule and cork allowing you to pour a glass of wine. While the wine is pouring, it is replaced by Argon gas allowing no oxygen to contact with the wine in the bottle. The surgical needle does not damage the cork and you can put the bottle back in the cellar. Parker and the inventor tasted several wines from bottles that were tapped multiple times over the last 5 years. Parker said that they were as fresh as if the cork was just pulled.