You know the feeling. Lying back after a long day with your favourite tipple and a good book… only to find your wine has gone flat. If you’ve felt the heartache of pouring previously-delightful wine down the sink, you probably need the Coravin Pivot Wine Preservation System.
Coravin is a company that pioneered wine preservation systems that help wines retain their flavour and character for up to 3 years. This new system is designed for wine connoisseurs who drink regularly; secure a bottle with a Coravin Pivot system and you will be able to drink at your leisure and still enjoy the last drop with the 3 to 5 days recommended by wine experts.
It may seem like magic but it’s just simple chemistry paired with some ingenious physics and engineering. When wine goes ‘bad’, the culprit is oxygen, which makes up 21% of the air around us. Oxygen is very reactive and its reaction with the wine as soon as a bottle is opened changes the wine’s composition, destroying its original properties.
Coravin’s Pivot Wine Preservation System solves the problem by using Argon capsules. Argon gas is extremely stable and unreactive. As wine is poured out of a bottle with an affixed Wine Preservation System, the mechanism pushes Argon into the bottle, filling up the space and keeping oxygen out. Properly installed and used, this allows a bottle of wine to maintain its freshly-opened condition for up to 4 weeks.
You can buy the Coravin Pivot Wine Preservation System (S$215) that contains:
1 x Pivot Device
2 x Pivot Stoppers
1 x Coravin Pure Argon Capsule
True connoisseurs may prefer the Coravin x 1855 Festive Bundle (S$325, U.P. S$390) brought to you by its official Singapore distributor, 1855 The Bottle Shop. This set contains:
Coravin Pivot Wine Preservation System (the full set listed above)
Coravin Pure Argon Capsules 3-Pack (worth S$50)
Le Ragose Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG 2011 (worth S$125)
With the festive season fast approaching, this may be the ideal time to get your hands on this gadget. Savour and share every last drop in every celebratory bottle with a Coravin Pivot. Psst…. I’ve already got mine!
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