Wine Lovers in China Will Soon Experience Wine Without Removing the Cork

Coravin partners with Summergate to launch Coravin System in Chinese market

BURLINGTON, Mass.--()--CORAVIN, Inc., maker of the Coravin™ Wine Systems, which allow users to drink wine without removing the cork, today announced that Coravin will soon be available across China. In a partnership with leading fine wine importer, Summergate Fine Wine and Spirits, wine enthusiasts across the fast emerging wine market in China will be able to enjoy wine by-the-glass to taste and savor wine like never before.

“Coravin is committed to revolutionizing the way wine is enjoyed, sold and served around the world. As we continue to see global momentum around the growth of wine by-the-glass programs, we’re excited to share the system with consumers in China and are thrilled to partner with Summergate for this launch,” said Frédéric Levy, president and CEO of Coravin, Inc.

Founded in 1999, Summergate is a leading player in the Greater China drinks market with a focus on wine, spirits and beverages. The Coravin System represents the first consumer product in the Summergate portfolio.

“Coravin is a game changer in the wine industry and a natural fit for our portfolio of world class wine producers,” said Ian Ford, chief executive officer of Summergate Fine Wine and Spirits. “With so many bottles of fine wine sold in China, Coravin will provide wine lovers across the country the unprecedented ability to taste and enjoy their wines without ever pulling the cork.”

Since launching its Asia Pacific operations in late 2015, Coravin has already made significant strides in the market and is now available in Hong Kong/Macau, Singapore, New Zealand and Taiwan, with many other markets soon to open. The global wine community has quickly welcomed Coravin, with hundreds of restaurants across Asia already utilizing the system to enhance their wine by-the-glass offerings and thousands of consumers using it in their homes.

The Coravin Model Two, Model Two Elite, Coravin Capsules and full range of Coravin accessories will be initially available at Pudao Wines, China’s top wine store. For more information on Coravin, please visit www.coravin.hk.

About Coravin

Coravin, Inc. is a privately held company located in Burlington, Massachusetts focused on transforming the way wine is served, sold and enjoyed. Coravin designs and markets the Model Two, Model Two Elite and Model Eight Wine Systems for wine enthusiasts, restaurants, wine stores and wineries. Unparalleled in craftsmanship and design, Coravin uses proprietary patented technology to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork. Wine enthusiasts can now enjoy wine sealed with corks without feeling the need to commit to the whole bottle, allowing them to explore wines of any vintage, varietal or region, one taste at a time. With Coravin, wine, after being accessed, remains in the bottle, continuing to evolve naturally. It can then be enjoyed later since it was never exposed to oxygen. For more information, please visit www.coravin.com.

About Summergate

Founded in 1999, Summergate is a major player in the Greater China drinks market. Through 11 registered offices across Mainland China, and 2 offices in Hong Kong & Macau, Summergate works directly with several thousand contracted retail buyers, as well as hundreds of downstream distributors.

Summergate hand picks internationally renowned brands based on their reputation for and commitment to quality. Summergate exclusively represents over 100 brands from 16 of the world’s leading drinks producing countries. Acting as sole distributor since 2007, Summergate has firmly established Perrier as the principal imported sparkling mineral water in China. Woolworths Ltd Australia acquired Summergate in January 2015.

Contacts

Coravin, Inc.
Simona Meynekhdrun, 646-428-0627
coravin@allisonpr.com

Contacts

Coravin, Inc.
Simona Meynekhdrun, 646-428-0627
coravin@allisonpr.com