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CoraVin - worth the $300 for a high tech wine tool?


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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:56 PM

Bloomberg media has an ad for a CoraVin, which is an argon enabled wine access tool.  As I understand the game, the CV pierces the cork of the wine with a thin needle.  This allows you to pour, and maintains pressure  with inside the bottle with an argon charge.  The premise is you can leave wine for weeks, or even years (like that would happen) with no change in the wine.

 

$300 seems like a lot for the product. The capsule refills are about $8 each.  The product is intended for use with natural corks only. Synthetic corks may not close completely. Use with glass etc is not recommended

 

The ad shows a panorama of age appropriate couples.

 

It appears that some models of the CV are being offered at half price.

 

 

https://www.coravin.com/


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#2 taion

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:09 PM

Oooh that's a nice Black Friday deal.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:20 PM

 ...wine access tool.

 

Got lost here.   'To think that they once just used a sword.

 

Also, aren't some of these wine preservation gadgets somewhat behind current thinking that wine is often better in a day or so, should it stay around that long?   


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#4 Evelyn

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:24 PM

Coravin recalled some models, so you might want to doublecheck on those 50% off ones.

#5 Peter Creasey

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

I'm aware of reports of leakage of the propellant and gumming up of the nozzle.


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#6 Sneakeater

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:21 PM

Previous discussion from back in the day.


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#7 Rail Paul

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:58 PM

That was a tough MFF crowd, back then


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#8 Sneakeater

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:00 PM

Yeah.


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#9 prasantrin

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 03:06 AM

Anyone want to buy a possibly used Coravin Wine Journey Set for around 1/3 the regular price plus shipping?

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 11:35 PM

The coravin has helped me avoid a few nasty hangovers during my current project of opening all my really good bottles in my house that I've been saving for dinners out/wine dinners.

#11 Orik

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 12:41 AM

And the name is so evocative.


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#12 Maison Rustique

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 01:53 PM

I got one for my birthday a few years ago. Have used it twice.


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#13 Rich

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 06:02 PM

Grossly overpriced and doesn't work as well as glass marbles and an Ah-So Puller.