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

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  • Reusable vacuum wine storage set ideal for all wine lovers
  • Keeps open wine fresh for two weeks
  • Correct usage puts an end to the oxidation process
  • Includes 1 sturdy plastic pump and 1 high-quality rubber stoppers
  • Hand washable; one-year warranty
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  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 1.4 x 5 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00004SAF4
  • Item model number: 98125
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
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Wine should breathe a little, but not overnight. Putting an end to the oxidation process, which turns a favorite Merlot into vinegar, is easy with the Vacu Vin Wine Saver. Made from high-quality rubber, which will not affect the taste of the wine, the Wine Saver uses a vacuum-style pump to release air to keep a wine fresh. And it's easy to use--just place a stopper in a bottle's neck, place the pump over the stopper, and pump air out until some resistance is felt. This process is suitable for preserving all but sparkling wines, and will save Chiantis, Syrahs, and others for up to two weeks. --Madeleine Miller


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Customer Reviews

Keeps wine fresh.
Amazon Customer
It allows me to open a bottle for a glass or two when I am the only one drinking wine without feeling I will waste the wine or feel compelled to overconsume.
Julian C. Westerhout
You can feel the vacuum inside building as each pump takes more effort.
wcc2

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133 of 139 people found the following review helpful By wcc2 VINE VOICE on May 30, 2000
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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.
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360 of 396 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Shea HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 2, 2000
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The main goal in keeping wine "leftovers" is to prevent the wine from aging between the time you open the bottle and when you finish the remaining wine. Air destroys wine, so you need to minimize the air contacat. You also have to keep the wine in the fridge during this time, because 55F is a 'normal aging temperature' and since the air is already aging the wine, you want to minimize *any* other degrading that might go on. Any temperature over 55F will simply make things worse.
The vacu-vin attempts to help by sucking the air out of a half-empty bottle of wine. Note that, instead of the few pumps their literature suggests, you need about 15 pumps to get most of the air out. For many wine types the fact that you are in essence lowering the pressure in the bottle pulls the 'liveliness' out of the wine, which ruins it.
I have done a series of tests for my website comparing both a red and white after 3 days, being stored under a variety of circumstances. The vacu-vin "works" in the sense that it does remove most of the air. However, it was also found to greatly harm some wines - even when you compare its use against a simple cork.
The *ideal* method of saving wine is cheap. Simply put the wine into a smaller glass bottle, cork it, and put it in the fridge. That has the best chance to keep the most common wines for another few days in the best condition. No air at all, no vacuum either. Of course, *no* method will really keep a wine in the same state it started in. You can always cook with the wine on the second day, and move along to your next bottle!
Life is too short to drink bad or old wine :)
I'm continuing to experiment with preserving opened bottles, with various price ranges of wine, and with different wine types....
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482 of 533 people found the following review helpful By T. K. Schonhoff on August 10, 2001
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After using my Vacu Vin for a decade or so, I agree that it somewhat prolongs the life of a half-finished bottle of wine. However, I'm ashamed to admit that in all those years I never asked myself the first question that popped into the head of an engineer I know.
When he first saw me using the Vacu Vin he asked me what the gizmo was supposed to do. I told him that it vacuumed the air out of the bottle, removing most of the oxygen that otherwise quickly spoils the wine. After he stopped laughing he asked me a perfectly reasonable question. "Are you trying to tell me that this little plastic pump creates a vacuum in the bottle?"
Well, of course not I said, but it gets most of the air out. Again he laughed, and I started to wonder. Any scientist can tell you that creating a vacuum is no laughing matter - it takes serious horsepower. Human strength and plastic pumps only lower the air pressure a bit, leaving a lot of air behind: they simply cannot create a vacuum.
Thinking back to some pretty fine bottles that had soured in just a day or two with my Vacu Vin, I wondered if I'd been kidding myself all along. Since I didn't know of a viable alternative, maybe I just wanted to believe that it was working? Now that I've found a better answer, I'm sure of it.
Maybe you know that bars and restaurants selling premium wines by the glass often use a gas-replacement system that pumps nitrogen into the bottle as wine is poured out. This keeps oxygen out and protects even very expensive wines until the next time somebody wants a glass - often many days later. The only problem with this near-perfect system is that it's generally too expensive and cumbersome for home use.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Meriah L. Crawford on June 27, 2000
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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!
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