CORAVIN™ NEW PREMIUM NEEDLE
The Premium Needle provides a smoother pour than the original Standard Needle, and the many-hole design pattern has been proven to greatly reduce the amount of natural cork fragments in a glass or bottle of wine. It marries the gentleness of the Vintage needle and the speed of the Fast Pour needle to deliver an elevated wine experience.
All Coravin needles are stainless steel and Non stick, providing durability and easy insertion over hundreds of pours. The Premium Needle is easily identifiable by the gold color band at the base of the grip.
Non stick Coating
Allows for effortless insertion and removal of the needle through the cork for over hundreds of pours, when using a Coravin System.
Minimizes disruption to the cork, effectively allowing the cork to reseal completely after the needle is removed. Coravin's Wine Needle design was inspired by non-coring biopsy needles, which are delicate enough to be used during surgical procedures.
Textured Grip Surface
Allows for quick removal and replacement with a different needle as required.
|SPECIFICATION||Faster pour needle||Standard needle||Vintage needle||Premium Needle|
|Band color (grip)||Red||Black||Silver||Gold|
|Materials||Non stick; coated stainless steel||Non stick; coated stainless steel||Non stick; coated stainless steel||Non stick; coated stainless steel|
|When to use?||For a faster pour and accessing bottles with corks that are in good condition.||The ideal needle for most bottles and situations. The standard needle that came with the Coravin System.||For accessing an older bottle or if cork quality is of concern.||Delivers a faster pour than the original standard needle and reduces cork remnants in wine.|
|Pour Speed||About 19-25 seconds. More than 20% faster than the original Faster Pour Needle.||About 25-29 seconds. More than 20% faster than the original Standard Needle||About 53-57 seconds, same as the original Vintage Needle.||About 25-29 seconds. More than 20% faster than the original Standard Needle|
What are the primary benefits of the Premium Needle?
The Premium Needle uses a different hole pattern than the other Coravin Needles, leveraging over 250 little holes, that are almost invisible. This needle allows for less coring of the cork and a faster pour than the original Standard Needle.
How can I tell which needle I have in my Coravin?
Bands around the grip of Coravin needles are color coded for easy reference
Red - Faster Pour needle - 15.5 gauge
Black - Standard needle - 16.5 gauge
Silver - Vintage Cork needle - 18 gauge
Gold - Premium Needle - 16.5 gauge
What is the difference between the Needle Clearing Tool that came with the Premium Needle vs. my Coravin System?
The Needle Clearing Tool that came with the Premium Needle is flat on the end, which helps remove cork or wine particles from the small, almost invisible holes. The Needle Clearing Tool that came with the Coravin System is round at the end, which enables you to push cork or wine particles out through the two holes at the bottom of the needle.
If the holes are so small, what happens if they get clogged?
The Premium Needle Clearing tool should correct this issue by pushing any fragments out. Additionally, regular cleaning of the Coravin System will help to prevent clogging.