The BEST vacuum system(s).
Sometimes I want to open that bottle… but I only want a glass of wine, and I might not get back to the rest for awhile. Solution? Tami of Carlos Creek Winery recommends the Vacu Vin Wine Stopper System, $21.95 as “the BEST way to reseal your wine bottles!”
If you’re looking to spend a bit more than $20 (or, a LOT more) Scott from 65 Vines Winery recommends the CORAVIN™Model Eight Wine System, $239 — a big investment, but check out how it works:
“Enjoy your favorite vintage without removing the cork – or disrupting the natural aging process. The precision-engineered Coravin Model Eight Wine System uses a needle, clamp and argon gas to effortlessly pierce the cork and pressurize the bottle.”
Magic. A brilliant solution for those spendy bottles (you maybe don’t want to share) — perhaps, a bit overkill for my budget wine finds, though!
The key to wine.
Jeff from Urban Forage recommends waiter corkscrews, also referred to as “wine keys”, because they do everything — “you can trim a foil cap, pop a cork or take off a bottle cap.”
With dizzying numbers of corkscrews to choose from, costing anywhere between a couple bucks and several hundred- what’s the best option?
Having had a number of good (and bad) corkscrew experiences, this $12.95 Waiter Corkscrew does the trick – along with a beautiful rosewood handle and nice gift packaging, you’re pretty much set for gift-giving.
It also doesn’t hurt that waiter corkscrews are also “compact and cool-looking” as Jeff notes — it’s always a bonus to look like a pro when you open your wine, right? That’s only helpful if you actually LOOK pro using it, so we’ve included a handy video below from our friends at Wine Folly. And, our best recommendation is to practice, practice, practice. Guess that means you’ll be popping a few bottles this weekend!
Pro Tip: If the tip of the worm pierces the bottom of the cork, it can drop cork shreds into the bottle and ultimately, your wine. While a few cork floaties won’t hurt you (or affect the wine), its not the most elegant way to enjoy it!
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If you need to take your wine everywhere (and we don’t see why you shouldn’t)… Jackie at Millner Heritage Winery recommends Chris’s Stuff Insulated Wine Clutches, $19.95.
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