Wine Talk

Snooth User: outthere

One glass at a time.

Posted by outthere, Aug 7, 2013.

This has been discussed on other forums but it seems Snoothers have not mentioned it yet.

How would you like the ability to follow a prized bottle of wine over the course of weeks, months, years? Or be able to pull a sample before a special event to ensure your wine is not corked, spoiled or otherwise tainted? All with removing the cork. I think this is an incredible invention.

http://www.coravin.com/

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Reply by JonDerry, Aug 7, 2013.

Need to get a couple of these...just hope it works and is relatively user friendly. I agree it's a great idea. Do you know anyone with one?

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Reply by outthere, Aug 7, 2013.

It was just released retail in the last few weeks so no I don't. Thinking of putting it on my Xmas list.

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Reply by EMark, Aug 7, 2013.

Sorry to be over-analytical.  It is an unfortunate result of my training and professional life.  If I construct a T-Chart for this proposition, it might look something like this:

 

Coravin Gadget Investment                                   Alternative Investment

1 X Coravin 1000                                                       Appx. 9 X 750 ml bottles of Alturas
w/ base, 2 X gas capsules
& (I assume) needle

1 X Replacement Needle
(I know I will break it.)

Sorry, OT, but, to my way of thinking, this gadget comes under the category of "stuff."  My house is sufficiently cluttered with stuff, already.  Remember, you are the guy that turned me on to Halcon.  (Thank you, thank you, thank you.)  In the past few days I have received some exciting e-mails from Halcon and, also, from Bedrock.  Us fixed-income guys know where we are going to spend our dollars.

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Reply by outthere, Aug 7, 2013.

Ha ha ha,

When you want to take an early look at one of those Halcons and don't want to expose the entire bottle to air give me a jingle!

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Reply by EMark, Aug 7, 2013.

Problem solved!

Thanks, Bud.  I appreciate it.

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Reply by JonDerry, Aug 8, 2013.

So the Coravin retails for $200+?

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Reply by outthere, Aug 8, 2013.

$200 + $99 to be exact.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Aug 8, 2013.

I found a good solution to the problem of unfinished bottles:  I married someone who likes the same kind of wine I do.  And then we took steps not to have more children, so she doesn't have to worry about drinking during pregnancy, which was apparently the motivation of this guy.  We can usually polish off a bottle long before it's turned.  Like, within a few hours. 

Sometimes we have three or four bottles going at a time, so they might sit under VacuVin for a few days, but that's not the end of the world and the nitrogen flushers would work a little better than that.  That's a lot of money to pay for a little return, but I guess when you are nursing a bottle of LaTour or Hill of Grace, the calculus is a different. 

There's a lot of gear-head tendencies out there.  Even justifying a lot of the storage solutions is pretty hard if you really look at the math. 

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Reply by jtryka, Aug 8, 2013.

Heck, for my cellar it's cheaper just to open the bottle and enjoy!  Come to think of it, that should be my life's philosophy!

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Reply by JenniferT, Aug 11, 2013.

Like fox, I often have a couple of bottles (or more) open at a time. My boyfriend and I usually make a valiant effort to drink as much as possible, lol. I don't really have a lot of wine enthuiast friends close to where I live.

I've really enjoyed seeing how many of my wines are better the day after opening. So that's kind of a bonus.

I've been using a combo of vacuvin and/or inert gas. I think it's been workout out well for us.


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