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Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump with 2 x Vacuum Bottle Stoppers - White
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- Creates an airtight vacuum that preserves wine once the bottle has been opened
- Prevents the oxidation process that is responsible for the deterioration of wine
- Incorporates a patented 'click' mechanism that indicates when the airtight vacuum has been established
- Highly durable - will tolerate regular and prolonged usage
- Suitable for all but sparkling wines
- Award-winning product (used in over 35 million households and more than 80 countries throughout the world)
- Contains: 1 x Wine Saver Pump and 2 x Vacuum Bottle Stoppers (both re-usable)
- Also available in black and stainless steel
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The idea for the Vacu Vin Wine Saver emanated directly from the taste of spoiled wine - something that its inventors wanted to prevent once a bottle had been opened. The device was the first of its kind within the international market and has revolutionised the wine preservation process. It is now used in over 35 million households and more than 80 countries throughout the world.
The Wine Saver is a vacuum pump that extracts the air from an opened wine bottle and re-seals it using a rubber stopper. The airtight vacuum inhibits the oxidation process that is responsible for the deterioration of wine. The vacuum is created by placing a stopper into the neck of the opened bottle and pumping it until resistance is detectable. The pump incorporates a patented 'click' mechanism that indicates when a sufficient airtight environment has been established.
The Vacu Vin Wine Saver is suitable for all but sparkling wines. It is highly durable and easy to clean via wiping with warm water and conventional detergents (if necessary). The Vacuum Stoppers are dishwasher safe.
The Vacu Vin Wine Saver Family
The Wine Saver is also available in the following formats:
1) An alternative black color that is also accompanied by 2 x Vacuum Bottle Stoppers.
2) A black or white pump that is packaged alongside 1 x Vacuum Bottle Stopper.
3) A stainless steel pump that contains 2 x Vacuum Bottle Stoppers and 2 x Wine Servers/Pourers.
4) An alternatively-shaped black Concerto pump that is accompanied by 4 x Vacuum Bottle Stoppers.
5) A larger white pump that has an enhanced vacuum-creation capacity.
In addition, it can also be purchased as part of the Vacu Vin Wine Set, the Wine Saver Gift Set (White or Black) and the Wine Essentials Gift Set (White or Black).
About Vacu Vin
Vacu Vin was originally established in 1986 in order to manufacture and distribute the iconic Vacuum Wine Saver. Since then the family-owned company has evolved into a leading brand within the housewares industry, offering an array of barware accessories and kitchen gadgets that are characterised by their quality and innovative functionality. In addition to the Vacuum Wine Saver, Vacu Vin’s product portfolio also includes the award-winning Rapid Ice Coolers and Pineapple Slicers, all of which are now used in over 35 million households and more than 80 countries throughout the world. A specialist in-house design team are constantly striving to add new items to the company’s ever-evolving assortment in order to satisfy the demands of the modern-day consumer.
Social Involvement and Fundraising
Social involvement has always been at the forefront of Vacu Vin’s philosophy. The company employs over 150 mentally and physically disadvantaged people at their head office production facility in order to assist in the assembly and packaging of almost every product. Vacu Vin also funds the ‘Sharing Success Foundation’, which has helped over 50,000 disabled children and contributed significantly to the development of new facilities in numerous countries.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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....
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An essential tool for any wine lover to keep your favorite bottle fresher longer.Published 13 days ago by Karen K.
Works as advertised and the best wine bottle sealer I have used, and I have tried many!Published 1 month ago by Rodney Laney