Update as of June 4th 2014. Coravin has stopped sales of their device after reports that a number of bottles exploded while attached to the device. The company say they're working to find a solution and hope to achieve this within 30 days but ask people not to use their device until fix is found. The system has been widely adopted by a number of high profile restaurants eager to cut down on their wine wastage.
The Coravin Wine Access Technology, CWAT for short, has finally launched and promises to allow you to crack into that precious bottle of wine in the cellar without having to worry about it going stale in the recently oxidised bottle.
A thin hollow needle pierces the cork, the small gadget then pressurises the wine using a gas called Argon, this pressurisation inside the bottle then allows people to pour their wine without removing the cork.
The technology promises to reduce wasted wine and also give people with a serious wine collection the chance of tasting a wine without needing to finish the bootle.
It’s available for the pretty hefty price tag of $299, a small price to pay for any serious wine collector. Take a look at the video below to see the device in action.
Coravin Brand Video from Coravin on Vimeo.