Food & Wine
Try Coravin Pours at Many of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022
August 05, 2022
Written By Coravin
Before Coravin found a place in home bars around the world, it garnered praise from professionals in restaurants, wine bars, and wineries. If you don’t know the story, it goes a little something like this:
Greg Lambrecht, inventor and founder of Coravin, combined his knowledge of medical-grade needles with his passion for wine to create a device that could extract wine from an unopened bottle. The first iteration of the Coravin wine preservation system was purely for personal use in the late 1990s – fast-forward several years, the first Coravin (Model C1000) became available for purchase. During his years of testing, Greg worked closely with winemakers and industry experts to blind taste wines accessed, 3 months, 6 months, 3 years after they were first accessed. As you might’ve guessed, the wines were as fresh and flavorful as the day they were first accessed.
Today, many wine professionals and wine lovers around the world use Coravin wine by the glass systems to explore one glass at a time and preserve the rest of the bottle for weeks, months, and – yes – years. In fact, Coravin is being used in about half of 2022’s world’s 50 best restaurants. If you’re looking to explore new food and wine experiences, these are some great places to start.
Since 2002, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has reflected the diversity of the world's culinary landscape. The annual list curated by a panel of 1,080 culinary experts provides a snapshot of some of the best destinations for unique culinary experiences and serves as a barometer for global gastronomic trends.
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New York City
Atomix, Koreatown (#33)
Located in Manhattan's Koreatown, this intimate 14-seat restaurant provides a tasting menu experience around a U-shaped counter. The menu is inspired by Korean traditions and techniques, and the wine list is an ever-changing offering of classics and wines from avant-garde producers.
Le Bernardin, Midtown (#44)
Located just steps from Radio City Music Hall, this culinary institution with Chef Eric Ripert at the helm has been serving up seafood and French classics for nearly 50 years. The wine menu is overseen by wine director, Aldo Sohm, a legend in the wine world. Pulling from a 15,000-bottle collection, the menu focuses on pairings that complement Chef Eric Ripert’s cuisine. We’d love to visit this cellar featuring 900 wine selections from 12 different countries with vintages dating back to 1875.
Ikoyi, Piccadilly Circus (#49)
Launched in 2017 by Chef Jeremy Chan and restaurateur Iré Hassan-Odukale, Ikoyibuilds its menu around British micro-seasonality, sustainable line-caught fish, and aged native beef. What makes the menu special is… the spices. Most are meticulously sourced from sub-Saharan West Africa, enhancing the flavor of each dish. Food lovers flock to Ikoyi for the signature dish of smoked jollof rice which pairs nicely with many of the French and Italian wines on the wine list. We recommend indulging on the drinks pairing, made possible by Coravin Timeless Three.
The Clove Club, Shoreditch (#35)
Diners visit The Clove Club in Shoreditch, London, to enjoy a relaxed, fine dining experience featuring modern, elegant dishes rooted in technique but presented in a truly artful way. The Clove Club uses both Coravin Timeless and Coravin Sparkling to pour wines by the glass to pair with their seasonal tasting menu. According to The Clove Club’s sommelier, Coravin Sparkling is a game-changer. “Because we are closed two days a week, we used to waste a bottle and half [of sparkling wine] on a weekly basis. Not only do we not have waste since using the Coravin Sparkling, but we are now able to offer a Prestige Cuvee by the glass and truly elevate the customer experience.”
Le Clarence, Paris 8e Arrondissement (#28)
Le Clarence uses Coravin Timeless and Coravin Sparkling to serve prestigious and limited production wines alongside traditional French dishes with modern, global flavors woven in. Nestled within a 19th century private mansion, Le Clarence has earned itself two Michelen stars for its overall experience.
Visiting Denmark, Italy, Spain, or South America? Try some of these best restaurants – all pouring with Coravin.
Restaurant Jordnær | No. 38 and just outside Copenhagen in Gentofte
Alchemist | Comes in at No. 18 and is in Copenhagen
Piazza Duomo | No. 19 on the 50 Best list, located between Genoa and Turin in Alba
Uliassi | Located in Senigallia on the Adriatic Sea and comes in at No. 12
Oteque | New entry coming in at No. 47, in Botafogo district in Rio de Janeiro
A Casa De Porco Bar | No. 7 on the list, located in São Paulo
Leo | No. 48 and in Bogotá
Don Julio | No. 14 and in Buenos Aires
If you enjoy a meal and wine at one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022, tag us on social media, @coravin. We’d love to live vicariously through your food and wine exploration.
If you're a restaurant or bar owner looking to expand your wine by the glass menu, contact our team.