If price isn’t an issue – I’m talking 1 percent here – the new sparkling object in this year’s wines is the Coravin Sparkling preservation system. Coravin A decade ago it pleased wine collectors and winemakers with the method of extracting wine through the cork and introducing argon gas to preserve the rest. It allows us to taste a rare or expensive wine without committing to the entire bottle. Coravin Sparkling aims to do the same for your tete de cuvee vintage champagne in regular bottles or decanters. It’s actually easier to use than the original Coravin, as there are no needles that can break. You open the cork, pour a glass, then place a specially designed cap on the bottle and use the main device to introduce carbon dioxide, the same gas that gives alcohol its aroma. It will keep your wine fresh for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. That’s more effective than a sparkling wine stopper or the old trick of shoving a spoon into the neck of the bottle. Of course, for $400, which will set you back, you can buy a lot of spoons. And I know what you’re thinking: Who has trouble finishing a good bottle of sparkling wine? High-end restaurants will want this device, but I can see it also being irresistible to collectors.
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