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Just curious if anyone here uses a Coravin?  I received one as a gift and I
 have been using it frequently for a variety of purposes.  It allows me to  
pour a glass of wine without opening the bottle and get multiple days if no
t weeks out of the remainder of the bottle if I only feel like a glass.  I  
also use it to take a small sample for food matching purposes and if it's d
oesn't work I put it back in the cellar with no ill effects.  It also allow
s me to try a wine before dinner to see if a wine is in good shape if I'm h
aving guests.  Not trying to sell the device just wondering how many use on

Re: Coravin
On 5/17/17 12:08 PM, Bi!! wrote:
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I've certainly heard a lot about them, not least of which was about the
fear that they could be used for fraudulent purposes.  I wouldn't mind
having one :)

Mark Lipton
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Re: Coravin
They do leave a needle sized hole in the foil and cork (the cork self seals
) but they are great for checking on the state of a bottle especially befor
e a dinner where you can taste the wine without needing to open the bottle.
  If it isn't what you wanted you can still keep the bottle unopened indefi
nitely. I use it to pour a glass then set it aside and finish it another ti
me. I have tested this a number of times (unscientifically) and haven't see
n any fall off in the wine.
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Re: Coravin
On 2017-05-17 18:08, Bi!! wrote:
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I don't use it myself (we tend to empty an open bottle) but I have
friends who do, and they are raving about it.
Comparative tastings (horizontal/vertical/…), bottle check, etc.
One of them (a winemaker) says he cannot find a difference between a
freshly opened bottle and one that has been Coravin-ed two years ago.

Éric Lafontaine

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