Coravin is a Massachusetts-based company that makes it possible to serve wine without opening the bottle. The Coravin system was invented in 2011 by Greg Lambrecht, and in ten years the device has become a working tool for numerous wine restaurants and wine enthusiasts in daily use worldwide.
Coravin's operation is based on a small needle that penetrates the cap and argon gas. With Coravin, wine can be poured into a glass from a bottle that is still closed with a cork. Argon gas protects the empty space formed in the bottle so that the wine cannot oxidize. Consequently, rarer and more valuable wines can be offered by the glass in restaurants too, without the potential otherwise unsold bottle causing wasted costs.
Already in December 2013, Coravin was awarded as the world's most innovative wine product by La Revue du Vin de France.