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Coravin Needle Guide

Coravin needles lying on a surface with a Coravin Model Six standing in the background.

Coravin Needle Guide


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Needle Differences

What is the difference between Needles?

We have a Needle to support many different situations. Please see below for details regarding each Needle.

The following needles are compatible with the Model One, Model Two, Model Two Elite, Model Three, Model Five, Model Six, Limited Edition. They are NOT compatible with Model Eleven.

Close-up product shot of the Coravin Fast Pour Needle

Fast Pour Needle

Band Color (Grip): Red Gauge: 15 When to use: For a faster pour and accessing bottles with corks that are in good condition.

Close-up product shot of the Coravin Vintage Needle

Vintage Needle

Band Color (Grip): Silver Gauge: 18 When to use: For accessing an older bottle or if cork quality is of concern.

Close-up product shot of the Coravin Premium Needle

Premium Needle

Band Color (Grip): Gold Gauge: 16.5 When to use: For accessing older bottles or poor cork quality while also wanting the speed of a Fast Pour Needle.

Product shot of the Coravin Standard Needle Close-up

Standard Needle

Band Color (Grip): Black Gauge: 16.5 When to use: For most bottles and situations. The standard needle comes with all Coravin Systems except for the Model Eleven.

The following needles are compatible with the Model Eleven only.

Close-up product shot of the Coravin Standard Needle

Model Eleven Standard Needle

Band Color (Grip): Blue Gauge: Custom When to use: For most bottles and situations. The Model Eleven standard needle comes with all Model Eleven Coravin Systems.

Close up of Model Eleven Fast Pour Needle.

Model Eleven Fast Pour Needle

Band Color (Grip): Red Gauge: Custom When to use: For a faster pour and accessing bottles with corks that are in good condition.

What materials are Coravin Needles made of?

Non-stick coated stainless steel.

Why are the Model Eleven needles so much more expensive than the original needles?

The Model Eleven needle is specially crafted with 2 chambers to allow for the automatic pour. It requires a high level of craftsmanship that does increase the overall cost. We include the spout at no additional cost to ensure your wine path is completely new when replacing the needle.


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Changing & Cleaning

How do I know when to replace my Needle?

Please check the bottom of your Needle – where it inserts into the cork. It is time to replace the Needle when the non-stick coating begins to wear off and the Needle starts to appear silver in colour.

How do I change a Needle?

For Model One, Model Two, Model Two Elite, and Limited Edition please click here.

For Model Three, Model Five, and Model Six please click here.

For Model Eleven, please click here.

How do I unclog or clean a Needle?

For Model One, Model Two, Model Two Elite, and Limited Edition, please click here.

For Model Three, Model Five, and Model Six please click here.

For Model Eleven, please click here.


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Storage

How should I store my extra Needles?

When not in use, the best way to store extra Needles is in the packaging they came in. If you purchased an extra single Needle, store it in the clear tube it came in. If you purchased the Needle Kit, keep it in the box. If you have the Coravin Pedestal Base you can store your Needles for all models except the Model Eleven in the drawer of the base. Taking care of your extra Needles will keep them in the best shape, ready to be used to access wine.