User Guide
About Your System
  • 1.Trigger


    3.Pour Spout


    5.Needle Guide


    7.CORAVIN Capsule

    8.Capsule Cup

  • 9.Needle Cleaning Tool

    10.Wine Bottle Sleeve

  • NOTE: Remove and discard yellow protective needle cover.

Pouring Wine

NOTE: Use on bottles with natural cork (remove foil to confirm), or on screw cap bottles using CORAVIN Screw Caps.

NOTE: Ensure the Needle is tight by twisting clockwise.

NOTE: Make sure lamp is in the down position before use.

  • 1.Open the Clamp by squeezing the Clamp Handles together. Place around the neck of the bottle so the Needle Guide rests on top of the foil/cork. Release Clamp Handles to secure on the bottle.

  • 2.Quickly PRESS AND RELEASE the Trigger to purge air out of the Needle and fill it with gas. The System will emit a quick hissing sound.

  • 3.Push down on the Handle to insert the Needle all the way through the cork.

  • 4.Hold the bottle with one hand and the Handle with the other. Tilt the bottle until the Spout is over the glass and the back of the bottle is raised higher than the Spout.

  • 5.Quickly PRESS AND RELEASE the Trigger to pour wine. Once the Trigger is released, wine will pour for several seconds. Repeat until the desired amount of wine is poured.

  • 6.Tip the bottle upright to stop wine from pouring. Any remaining gas in the bottle will be released and a hissing sound may be heard.

    NOTE: To optimize gas usage, allow the pour to slow before pressing the Trigger again. Lots of hissing indicates too much gas was used.

  • 7.Hold the bottle neck with one hand and pull the Handle straight up with the other to remove the Needle from the cork.

    NOTE: A few drops of residual wine may be seen on top of the cork. This is normal.

  • 8.Open the Clamp by squeezing the Clamp Handles and remove from the bottle.

  • 9.Store the bottle on its side in a temperature controlled area suitable for wine.

  • NOTE: Natural cork will reseal by itself. Cold or older corks may take a little longer to reseal. If a cork continues to drip after several minutes, the cork may not be natural and will not reseal.

  • NOTE: Leaving the CORAVIN System on the bottle for a long time may result in oxidation.

Changing the Needle
  • 1.Start with the Clamp in the down position. Grasp the Needle Grip, located at the top of the Needle, and unscrew it to release it from the System. The Needle drops down quickly.

  • 2.Tilt the Needle slightly and pull it up and away from the System to remove.

  • 3a.If installing a new Needle, carefully remove the Needle guard. Place guard onto the old Needle and dispose of according to local regulations.

  • 3b.If the existing Needle is clogged, use the Needle Clearing Tool to poke the cork/sediment through the eye of the Needle.

  • 4.Hold the new Needle by the grip and slide the pointed end back into the Needle Guide, slightly tilting the Needle.

  • 5.Screw the Needle Grip back into the System until fully tightened.

Installing and Replacing a Coravin Capsule
  • 1.Be sure the clamp is in the up position (as shown).

  • 2.Unscrew the Capsule Cup

  • 3.Insert the round end of the Capsule into the Capsule Cup.

  • 4.Quickly screw the Cup onto the System until there is no gap. This ensures a tight seal and no gas loss.

  • 5.Slide the Clamp down until it snaps into place.

  • 6.Quickly PRESS AND RELEASE the Trigger to release a short burst of gas. If there is no hissing sound, see Troubleshooting.

  • NOTE: CORAVIN Capsules are made of recyclable materials. EMPTY Capsules can be recycled according to local regulations. DO NOT dispose of unused Capsules.

Cleaning the System

Clean the CORAVIN System after each use.

  • 1.Place the Spout under a steady stream of warm CLEAN water for at least 5 seconds.

    IMPORTANT: Never press the Trigger while rinsing the Spout. This may damage the System.

  • 2.Remove from the water and quickly PRESS AND RELEASE the Trigger to release some gas, clearing any excess water.

  • 3.Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.

  • Do not submerge the System in water or any other liquids. It is not dishwasher safe.

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads that can scratch the exterior surface.

  • If after cleaning the System, it feels sticky or clogged, repeat the cleaning procedure using a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar. This is especially helpful after accessing dessert wines frequently.

  • Do not let wine dry on the System. Wipe immediately with a damp cloth.

Useful Tips

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Quickly PRESS AND RELEASE the Trigger to purge the Needle of residual wine before pouring another wine.


DO NOT unscrew the cup until the Capsule is empty. All remaining gas will be quickly released and wasted.

Before use, always check that the Needle is tightly screwed in place.

To reduce the overall use of gas, press the Trigger quickly, repeating only when the pour slows. Holding the Trigger down for long periods of time wastes gas.

When ready to finish the bottle, pull the cork.

CAUTION: Use only official CORAVIN Capsules. CORAVIN Capsules are specifically designed for CORAVIN and are filled with 99.99% pure argon gas to ensure the best quality performance and preservation of the wine.

More information can be found at about different types of CORAVIN Needles, pouring vintage wines and wines with sediment, and pouring multiple glasses from the same bottle.

PROBLEM: Wine is not pouring.
Probable Cause

The Trigger was not pressed and released to initiate the pour.

Make sure to press and release the Trigger so wine can start flowing.

Bottle is not tilted enough.

Ensure the back of the bottle is raised higher than the Spout while pouring.

The Needle is clogged.

Unscrew the Needle. Quickly press and release the Trigger, If the System emits a hissing sound, the Needle is clogged. Refer to Changing / Clearing the Needle for instructions.

The CORAVIN Capsule is empty.

Insert a new CORAVIN Capsule.

The Needle is not fully inserted through the cork.

Push down on the Handle to insert the Needle all the way through the cork.

PROBLEM: Slow pour on first access.
Probable Cause

This happens when the bottle is accessed for the first time.

Press and release the Trigger a few times to get the wine to pour. Repeat as necessary.

PROBLEM: It is difficult to insert and remove System from wine bottles.
Probable Cause

Some corks are more difficult to puncture than others.

This is normal, especially for cold corks.

The coating on the Needle may be worn.

Replace the Needle if tip is worn or damaged.

PROBLEM: The cork is leaking/dripping.
Probable Cause

The bottle has a synthetic cork which does not seal.

Only access wines with natural corks.

System was left in the cork for too long.

Remove Coravin System immediately after pouring.

The cork might be cold, old, or dry and has difficulty resealing.

Give the cork additional time to reseal or try the Vintage Needle (

PROBLEM: There is some wine on top of the cork after pouring.
Probable Cause

Wine left in the Needle sometimes drips onto the top of the cork. It is not wine coming out of the bottle.

This is normal and there is no reason for concern. Wipe the top of the cork with a paper towel or cloth.

PROBLEM: There are particles in the wine.
Probable Cause

Cork particles or sediment in the wine have passed through the Needle.

Try the Premium Needle (

PROBLEM: The System is not dispensing 15 5 oz. pours per capsule.
Probable Cause

Too much gas is being used to pour wine (pressing the Trigger too often and too long).


The Capsule Cup or Needle is not installed tight enough.

Tighten the Capsule Cup and Needle.

Safety Guidelines


  • Argon 6.5g (0.23oz) CAS 7440-37-1

    CAUTION: Needles are sharp. Handle with care.

    CAUTION: Damaged or flawed wine bottles may break when pressurized. A Coravin Wine Bottle Sleeve is provided to reduce risk of injury from broken glass.

    WARNING: Gas Capsules are under high pressure. The Coravin System is designed to work ONLY with genuine Coravin Capsules. Use of non-Coravin capsules, re-use of any part of the Capsule, or connection to sources of gas other than Coravin Capsules is dangerous and may cause injury to users or others nearby. Use of large capacity gas sources with the Coravin System can result in gas leaks which could cause serious injury or death. Large capacity gas sources are NEITHER tested NOR approved by Coravin. The use of alternative gas sources will void the System warranty and remove all responsibility of Coravin from any issues or injury that may arise. For more information contact Coravin Customer Service.

    CAUTION: DO NOT USE with sparkling wine or Champagne.

    NOTE: Not intended for use with plastic corks. For screw cap wines, use Coravin Screw Caps.

    Wine quality is impacted by many factors. Use Coravin System only as intended and properly clean System after each use. Coravin cannot guarantee the quality of any wine and will not be responsible for damage or loss of any wine unless that damage or loss is found to be caused by a defective Coravin System.


    DO NOT USE System for anything other than intended use.

    DO NOT submerge System in water or other liquid.

    System is not dishwasher safe.

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