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Coravin's automated wine saver is for rich wine snobs

Or restaurants. Because it's $1,000. Check it out.

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Jessica Dolcourt

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Coravin has announced a new, fully-automatic high-end wine saver that lets you to pour single glasses of wine without even opening the bottle.

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At $999, you won't be surprised that this digital gadget can also take pictures of your wine labels and keep track of all the wines you own. (That $999 converts to roughly AU$1,270 and £735.)

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It also recommends wine you could try with fun pairings, like David Bowie music and cake. 

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Coravin never removes the cork -- it punctures a slight hole through it.

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The cork then shrinks back on itself, keeping out oxygen that degrades the wine's flavor over time.

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The cheapest Coravin model comes in at $200 (roughly AU$250, £150), but the fully-automated version shown at CES 2018 costs about $1,000 (roughly AU$1,270, £735).

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Is it better? Hard to think so, though we haven't tested the two side by side.

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But if you're a restaurant or wine bar trying to preserve expensive bottles -- or an individual with an impressive collection, it could make more sense.

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Take in the Coravin Model Eleven, a working prototype, in the next few slides.

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Get the low-down, and our first impressions, here.

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