We recommend that you keep your Coravin System in top condition with simple regular cleaning. At the end of any day you use your Coravin, a light rinse with tap water down the spout will help flush any residual wine from the system. After the rinse, press the trigger to remove any water from inside the needle. IMPORTANT: Never submerge your Coravin System in liquid and never press the trigger while rinsing out the spout. For frequent users, clean the system by pouring a little white vinegar down the spout, press the trigger a few times and then rinse with tap water. Rinsing with hot water will yield optimal results.
We recommend doing a quick trigger press after each use of the Coravin System. If you do this with the Coravin System in the base, any excess wine inside the needle will spray onto the base, which can be wiped clean.
Do not place any part of the Coravin System in the dishwasher.
If you have determined that your needle is clogged with cork particles, use the Needle Clearing Tool included with your Coravin System to unclog it.
Unscrew the needle grip at the top of the needle to release it, and let the needle drop down to rest on the needle guide. Tilt the needle slightly and gently remove it from the unit.
Hold the Needle Clearing Tool by the handle and gently poke the tool through the eye of the needle to remove any cork particles. Always hold the needle by the needle grip.
Insert the clearing tool into the top of the needle by the needle grip and slide it down to push any excess cork towards the eye of the needle.
Poke the tool through the eye to the needle again to remove any last cork particles.
Repeat until no cork is visible through the eye.
Please click here to watch our instructional video on unclogging a needle.
Before using your Coravin System, perform a visual inspection of the wine bottle you plan to access. If you notice any signs of damage or flaws (e.g. cracked, crushed, or chipped; or containing white glass inclusions, indicating un-melted glass.), then do not use the Coravin System on that bottle.
Always use the Coravin Wine Bottle Sleeve with Coravin System. Before inserting the needle into the bottle, press the trigger to expel from the system the excess oxygen or wine.
The Coravin capsules are specially designed for use with the Coravin system. The capsules Coravin contain argon for better protection of your wine, a proprietary cartridge to ensure a perfect seal and allow to serve up to fifteen glasses of 150 ml.
It is essential that you use only official Coravin capsules with your Coravin system. The Coravin capsules are specifically designed to work with the Coravin system. Other capsules will not provide the required sealing and leak. The use of capsules other than Coravin can result in injury to the user and others nearby. It also voids the warranty of your Coravin system.
The Coravin capsules contain argon, an inert gas which does not react with the wine and do not alter its taste. This is one of the seven natural gas present in the air we breathe. It is regularly used in the winemaking process.
The capsules Coravin are pressurized and must be stored at a temperature between -30 and 65 °C (-22 and 149 °F). The Coravin capsules contain a gas under pressure and may explode if exposed to heat. Store them in an airy place without exposing them to direct sunlight.
The capsules Coravin are made of recyclable steel. Before recycling, contact your local waste management site for instructions on the handling of compressed gas capsules. Do not dispose of non-perforated capsules. Only use the Coravin capsules with Coravin system. Do not discharge towards your face.