The global wine-tech company Coravin will expand its line of products with the bluetooth-connected wine preservation opener, the Coravin Model Eleven.
In conjunction with the Model Eleven, the company is also launching a wine experience app, Coravin Moments, to help wine drinkers “select and savor their favorite bottles and curate unique wine experiences incorporating food, film, music, moods, occasions and more,” the company says in a release.
Both the app and new model will be available in September 2018.
The Coravin Model Eleven is the latest and fully automatic version in Coravin’s suite of Wine Preservation Openers that give drinkers the ability to drink any wine, in any amount, without ever removing the cork. This enables people to drink whatever they want and preserve the rest for weeks, months, or even years.
Users can pour a sip, a glass or more by placing the Coravin Model Eleven on top of the bottle and pressing the needle down through the cork. The light ring on the Coravin Model Eleven will turn green, indicating it is ready to pour. Then, tip the bottle with one hand and the wine will automatically start flowing.
As with previous versions of Coravin, as wine is poured from the bottle, it is replaced with argon, an inert gas used in the winemaking process, to ensure the last glass in the bottle tastes as good as the first.
The Model Eleven also features a color LED display with icons and connects via Bluetooth to the Coravin Moments app, to make it easier to optimize argon gas usage, remember when the device needs to be cleaned and monitor battery life.
These system stats are also available through the Coravin Moments app, which enables auto-replenishment of Coravin Capsules and replacement Coravin Needles.
The Coravin Moments app provides information on the characteristics and regions of each wine, and also uses proprietary algorithms to offer recommendations that identify unique wine pairings for user-inputted experiences for everything from food to film, the company says. Coravin partnered with Delectable, the app-by-wine publication Vinous, to provide information on wines for Coravin Moments.
A photo-capture feature in the Coravin Moments app enables users to add wines to their virtual wine cellar with the press of a button.
“We’re living in a time when people are prioritizing unique, enriching experiences over material things,” says Frédéric Levy, CEO of Coravin. “Wine, unlike any other beverage, sparks the senses and plays a pivotal role in creating memorable moments.”
The Coravin Model Eleven will be available for purchase online at coravin.com and at select retailers in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific for a suggested retail price of $999.95. The Coravin Moments app will be available for download on Apple iOS mobile devices.