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Vacu Vin 3-Piece Wine Saver Pump and Stopper Gift Pack, White

Vacu Vin 3-Piece Wine Saver Pump and Stopper Gift Pack, White Review. Vacu-Vin wine saver system. The only thing sadder than pouring spoiled wine down the drain is not opening it at all because you can’t finish the bottle at one meal. The one and only, original Vacu-Vin, used in more than 10 million homes worldwide, is the easiest, most affordable way to preserve opened wines. The Vacu-Vin pump removes the air (and the oxygen that spoils wine) from opened bottles. Place it over the reusable stopper and pump out the air. The more stoppers you have, the more bottles you can save! One-year warranty. Includes one pump and two stoppers. Gift boxed. Fits any size or type wine bottle. Additonal stoppers available here

 “Enjoy the same bottle today and tomorrow.” 2000-05-30
By wcc2 (Washington DC)

Without the VacuVin a bottle of wine presentings a daunting undertaking – are we ready to drink 4-5 glass of wine right now? The VacuVin eliminates this problem by allowing you to remove the air from the bottle after you have opened it, which slows the oxidation which turns the wine sour.

You stick the rubber stopper snuggly into the bottle top, place the VacuVin on top and pump its handle 4-8 times (depending on how empty the bottle is). With each pump, the VacuVin sucks out more air though a narrow slit in the rubber stopper. You can feel the vacuum inside building as each pump takes more effort. The vacuum then holds the slit closed.

The beauty of this, is that it takes no time at all – maybe 15 seconds, tops. With the VacuVin, I’ve been able to enjoy the same bottle of wine for upwards of a week. One hint for a better vacuum seal, is to run the rubber stopper under water before using it – a little moisture helps achieve a better seal, especially when the rubber stoppers are no longer new.

 “An essential item when you don’t want to drink it all now” 2000-06-27
By Meriah L. Crawford (Richmond, VA USA)

This is a great tool for anyone who likes wine. I use mine all the time. It does preserve wine well and is quite easy to use, but I would encourage you to get extra stoppers and to use only Vacu Vin brand. I’ve found that other brands don’t always work very well.

For red wines at optimal drinking age, don’t rely on the vacu vin for more than 1-2 days, 3 at most (and that will be too much for some). You may find that younger wines even benefit from a few days. This is worth trying if you open a bottle and find you don’t like it. Or, if it’s that bad, preserve it for cooking.

Enjoy!

 “Simple and effective solution for unfinished bottles” 2001-08-11
By Ryuji Suzuki (Cambridge, MA USA)

I find bottles resealed with this vacuum stop to maintain freshness longer than with a cork. Although it depends on the kind of wine, I find the wine is perfectly enjoyable for a couple of days, and in some cases still acceptable within a week. I could never enjoy bottles resealed with cork more than a day after, before started using this product.

However, after experimenting several things, I found a few tips I describe below will help maintaining wine fresher than just using this product without thinking. These steps are unnecessary if you know you will finish the bottle.

1. Chill the bottle before opening. You need to do nothing if the bottle is just out of wine fridge. You can warm the wine in the glass later.

2. Pour chilled wine into glasses just after opening the bottle, and seal the bottle with vacu-vin right away. You can aerate the wine in the glass. If you know you’ll have three glasses for yourself, you can even pour into three glasses now! The idea is to minimize the time the wine is exposed to the air.

3. Keep the vacuum sealed bottle refrigerated. However, before drinking, make sure you warm it up to your regular serving temperature (I like most reds at 65-70F) and aerate the wine.
If you serve wine too cold, you may feel it tastes flat and acidy, with less body, and you might incorrectly think this is because of imperfection of the vacu-vin.

Finally, once opened, I don’t think any wine can be stored for a long time without losing freshness, and this product is not an exception. It merely helps extending acceptable storage time from one day to a few days.

 “The best wine saver I have found!” 2000-05-04
By Ireland (Marin County, California)

If you truly want a easy to use wine saver that works this is the one to buy! It is the only one that I have found that keeps my open bottles of wine from spoiling. My friends have loved receiving them as house warming gifts too! This is one product that has live up to it’s name “Wine Saver!”

 “The most useful thing” 2006-09-05
By K. Richter (Sunshine State)

I bought my Vacu Vin set about 4 years ago and it’s still working perfectly. It’s so easy to use and it does preserve the wine flavor for at least a few days. We no longer have to finish a whole bottle in one sitting or risk a spoiled wine. I’ve recommended it to a few of my friends and they all say they can’t live without it now.

Few things of note:

* Even with Vacu Vin, the wine will start to change flavor if kept over a week.

* You do need to pump a lot more than the instruction indicates. Keep pumping until you feel a strong resistance.

* Vacu Vin cannot be used for wines with fizz (such as Vino Verde, Champagne, etc). The reduced pressure will suck the gas out of the wine and make it flat very quickly.

* It’s better to keep the bottle upright so there’s no pressure on the rubber stopper (It does not need to stay moist like a cork).

Its purpose is to keep a leftover wine until you finish it, and it does that quite well.

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