Wine Drinkers: Thoughts On Coravin?

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  1. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    ruby Port....now that's a good recommendation.
    Just finished off a nice old port at lunch
     
  2. John Celardo

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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I think I'm gonna need two.
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    It should go well with your chocolate fountain, for dipping fruit . And don’t forget you need some sea sprites & wood nymphs to peel your grapes and feed them to you.
     
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    Convert one into a bong.
     
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    Bong is what happens when you drink the whole thing and your head hits it.
     
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    Bong...or bang the Gong, get it on
     
  8. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    I bought a wine cooler!
     
  9. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Woohoo didn’t recall you being a wine guy. Rum & Coke. Etc.,
    I assume this is the usual 3 foot tall 30-40 bottle mini refrig sized coolers. Great size. Tell us some of your favorites.
     
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    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yeah It's a little 30 bottle GE, fridge not thermoelectric. I like sparkling wines but often forget to put in the fridge. Also a lot of craft beers are now only in the tall bottles and they will work too.
     
  12. DYohn

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    50% off would make it a lot more palatable. $200 - $400 seems a lot for what this thing does. It costs what it costs I guess but you need to "save" a lot of partial bottles for it to be a good investment at that price. For $100 - $150 it might be worth it.
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    The heavy advertising suggests the Coravin people hope to make this a big seller for the christmas holiday season.
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    I just saw an ad on TV not 15 minutes ago announcing the 50% off.

    The business major in me wonders if they shouldn't be selling the device at close to cost and build a larger customer base to buy the proprietary Argon cartridges. I'd like to assume they've done the analysis but my experience tells me that's not a given.
     
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    Like I used to tell my students: if you want to make money quickly, sell lamps. If you want to make money over the long term, sell light bulbs.
     

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