The Best Wine Preserver, According to a Sommelier
In 2020, I confess that it was not hard for me to get through a bottle of wine before it went bad. But it is a new year and in 2021 I am trying to drink more mindfully, which sometimes can mean drinking a little bit less. Though old wine can be used in stews and sauces, it is so sad when a bottle gets past its prime before you finish it, especially if it's a splurge. Our resident sommelier and Test Kitchen manager, Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD, has the perfect solution for keeping wine fresher for longer.
This Vacu Vin Wine Saver allows you to savor your wine while extending its shelf life so you can enjoy it in moderation and at your own pace. Simply use the wine stopper to seal the bottle, place the pump on top and use the handle to remove the air from the inside of the wine bottle. The less air that is exposed to your wine, the longer it will stay fresh. Vacuum sealing your wine will help it stay fresh-tasting for up to a week, versus three days without a vacuum sealer. Killeen suggests corking and sealing your wine immediately after you pour a glass, so it is not exposed to air any longer than it needs to be.
Killeen loves this product for a few reasons. "I'm a big believer in pairing wine with food," she says, "so I usually have a few bottles of wine open at a time. To keep them fresh, I use a wine saver like the Vacu Vin so I don't feel pressure to finish a bottle before it spoils." She also adds that she uses it to seal really nice bottles she would normally save for company so she can enjoy them over a few days because the Vacu Vin keeps the wine tasting fresh. Not to mention, it is less than $12, compared to other wine vacuum sealers that can cost up to $80. Don't believe us? Check out the over 9,800 five-star reviews.
Whether you need help getting through your wine or you like to have a few options open at a time, the Vacu Vin Wine Saver is for you. It is affordable, easy to use and will keep your vino tasting fresher for longer. Get yours today for only $11.89 at Amazon.com.