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  • Enjoy your favorite wines by the glass, without pulling the cork
  • Wine flows out but oxygen never gets in, eliminating the problem of oxidation
  • Explore your collection glass by glass, without committing to any bottle
  • Easy to use and allows you to access multiple bottles at a time
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4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8), Yes (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

A Dream Come True, with Caveats

PROS:
*Ideal for 1 or 2 glasses at a time.
*Check the development/maturity of wine without wasting a whole bottle.
*Sample/compare multiple different wines without...Read complete review

PROS:
*Ideal for 1 or 2 glasses at a time.
*Check the development/maturity of wine without wasting a whole bottle.
*Sample/compare multiple different wines without waste.
*Indulge in an expensive bottle over several occasions.
*Superb quality of design & manufacture, and impressive packaging. Flawless.

CONS:
*If a wine needs time to breathe it will still need time to breathe.
*Older wines that have sediment will need time to settle before you access them, or you will need some sort of filter.
*A drop or 2 of wine will come out of the cork after the bottle is stored horizontally, leaving a sticky spot on the capsule or occasionally on whatever is below.
*If you use this on a cork that has shrunk or otherwise deteriorated, you are in for a big mess.

TIPS:
*Give a quick "puff" of gas before plunging the needle into the cork, to purge the air out of it, otherwise you will inject that air into the wine.
*I always use the Extra-thin "Vintage Cork" needle, as the corks seal better than with the standard needle.
*You can access older wines with sediment while keeping them horizontal, although a few drops may come out of the spout immediately, before you can put a glass underneath.

I have only been using the Coravin since Nov. 2013, so I can't speak to the long-term, but the first bottle I accessed tastes the same now as it did then. But both Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson have compared wines accessed 3 years prior with un-accessed companion bottles, and tasted no difference.

Since my wife doesn't drink, I never finish a bottle in one sitting unless we have dinner guests. So for me, this is a dream come true.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Beware!!!

The first time I used the system it was to open a bottle of 1997 Almaviva. The needle proceeded to push the entire cork into the bottle effectively opening the entire bottle and defeating...Read complete review

The first time I used the system it was to open a bottle of 1997 Almaviva. The needle proceeded to push the entire cork into the bottle effectively opening the entire bottle and defeating the purpose (not to mentioned poorly opening it because the cork ended up inside)!

Coravin claims anything older then 10 years is considered "old" and is prone to this very problem when opening. Apparently there is a thinner needle designed to be used for such "old" bottles, but the needle needs to be purchased separately. It's astonishing that there's no mention of this in the instructions; it's also astonishing that they wouldn't include this special needle with the Coravin considering that most wines expensive enough to warrant opening with the Coravin will indeed to be at least 10 years old.

I haven't used it a second time because I'm afraid of ruining a second bottle of wine. And perhaps it will work quite well - but as far as the needle that's included, it's a faulty product and Coravin is aware of it and not letting customer know upfront... so it gets a 1 star rating from me.

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(38 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Dream Come True, with Caveats

By JK

from NYC, NY

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Check Development No Wast
  • See comments

Cons

  • See comments

Best Uses

  • See comments

Comments about Coravin 1000 Wine Access System:

PROS:
*Ideal for 1 or 2 glasses at a time.
*Check the development/maturity of wine without wasting a whole bottle.
*Sample/compare multiple different wines without waste.
*Indulge in an expensive bottle over several occasions.
*Superb quality of design & manufacture, and impressive packaging. Flawless.

CONS:
*If a wine needs time to breathe it will still need time to breathe.
*Older wines that have sediment will need time to settle before you access them, or you will need some sort of filter.
*A drop or 2 of wine will come out of the cork after the bottle is stored horizontally, leaving a sticky spot on the capsule or occasionally on whatever is below.
*If you use this on a cork that has shrunk or otherwise deteriorated, you are in for a big mess.

TIPS:
*Give a quick "puff" of gas before plunging the needle into the cork, to purge the air out of it, otherwise you will inject that air into the wine.
*I always use the Extra-thin "Vintage Cork" needle, as the corks seal better than with the standard needle.
*You can access older wines with sediment while keeping them horizontal, although a few drops may come out of the spout immediately, before you can put a glass underneath.

I have only been using the Coravin since Nov. 2013, so I can't speak to the long-term, but the first bottle I accessed tastes the same now as it did then. But both Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson have compared wines accessed 3 years prior with un-accessed companion bottles, and tasted no difference.

Since my wife doesn't drink, I never finish a bottle in one sitting unless we have dinner guests. So for me, this is a dream come true.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Coravin Replaces my Cork-screw

By Piedbeauty

from Houston,Texas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Works as advertised

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Single Serving Of Wine

    Comments about Coravin 1000 Wine Access System:

    I am single and until this product came along, I had to resist the urge to open a bottle of wine when I was on my own. I couldn't drink a whole bottle, and I didn't want to waste fine wine. The Coravin Wine Access System allows you to use a syringe in lieu of a cork-screw to access one glass of wine-- when you finish pouring a glass, you remove the syringe and the cork reseals itself. The system works with the use of pressurized inert gas that fills the empty space that was previously filled by the wine you just pouted out. The gas prevents oxidation of the wine The product is said to allow the wine remaining in the bottle to continue to age as it otherwise would have even if the bottle had not been accessed. I have not owned the product long enough to determine whether this last claim is true, but I am thrilled just to be preserving a bottle of wine even though I have accessed it to enjoy a glass.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Beware!!!

    By n/a

    from NY

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Coravin 1000 Wine Access System:

          The first time I used the system it was to open a bottle of 1997 Almaviva. The needle proceeded to push the entire cork into the bottle effectively opening the entire bottle and defeating the purpose (not to mentioned poorly opening it because the cork ended up inside)!

          Coravin claims anything older then 10 years is considered "old" and is prone to this very problem when opening. Apparently there is a thinner needle designed to be used for such "old" bottles, but the needle needs to be purchased separately. It's astonishing that there's no mention of this in the instructions; it's also astonishing that they wouldn't include this special needle with the Coravin considering that most wines expensive enough to warrant opening with the Coravin will indeed to be at least 10 years old.

          I haven't used it a second time because I'm afraid of ruining a second bottle of wine. And perhaps it will work quite well - but as far as the needle that's included, it's a faulty product and Coravin is aware of it and not letting customer know upfront... so it gets a 1 star rating from me.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          "The greatest wine tool out there"

          By Cabby Rob

          from Fontana, CA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun to use
          • Looks good
          • Well Made
          • Works Great

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Can Drink The Good Wine
          • Glass Of Wine As You Want

          Comments about Coravin 1000 Wine Access System:

          This is the best wine tool I have. You can have a glass of your good wine at any time and not worry about having to drink the whole bottle or wasting the rest of the bottle. If I think I am going to have a couple of glasses of wine I just dispense into a decanter the amount desired.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Game Changer

          By The Red One.

          from Sugar Land TX

          Pros

          • beautifully engineered
          • High Quality
          • Ingenious Concept

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Drinking My 99 Point Wine

            Comments about Coravin 1000 Wine Access System:

            It's a life changer in how I consume and manage my collection. Gifted 3 to friends/enthusiasts and changed their lives too.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            coravin

            By kwbtx

            from Houston, tx

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Coravin 1000 Wine Access System:

                  great for having just a glass of a special wine or a bottle you won't finish.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Product works as advertised

                  By mansfjj

                  from Florida

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Hold
                  • Effortless
                  • Works well

                  Cons

                  • Argon Cartridges - Costly
                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Using Half A Bottle

                  Comments about Coravin 1000 Wine Access System:

                  Used the product to share wines without needing to use the entire bottle.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Limited use but great product

                  By GP

                  from New Jersy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Brilliant Idea
                  • Idea
                  • Quality

                  Cons

                  • none so far

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Coravin 1000 Wine Access System:

                    Is a great idea and while a bit of an indulgence, for being the only wine drinker in the house it lets me enjoy a good bottle over a few weeks.

                    Would recommend watching video on use but after that is actually easy to use. So far no complaints and product looks and feels very high quality.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Excellent for wine collectors

                    By Grits0924

                    from Chesapeake, VA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • A fair price
                    • A great product
                    • Easy to use
                    • Performs Exactly As It Cl

                    Cons

                    • The Refill Cartridges Are

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Coravin 1000 Wine Access System:

                      To taste wine without removing the cork. Great for older wines to see if they are ready to drink or are on the down turn.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Not Sure, Yet...

                      By Barry

                      from Washington Crossing PA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Drink Want You Want

                      Cons

                      • Clinical Lacks Tradition
                      • Maybe I'm Old Fashioned

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Coravin 1000 Wine Access System:

                        Seems to work great but contrary to world order. Some things best left as they are.

                        May be a great product but maybe not for me.

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