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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Removing air from an unfished bottle of wine is prudent otherwise the wine will oxidize more quickly thus destroying the taste of the wine.

The Vinara Wine Bottle Stopper is a clever little bottle stopper that also has a built-in pump to remove some of the air from the botttle. After inserting into the bottle firmly, the pump will evacuate most of the remaining air... but you'll have to do a lot of pumping to get rid of that air. 40 pumps or so to remove the air from a 3/4 full bottle and 60 pumps or more to remove air from a half-filled ( or is it half-empty?) bottle. That's a lot of pumping and will leave too much time for your guests to start dispensing off-color jokes about what you're doing to that bottle of wine.

There are more efficient ways of removing air from the bottle... the Vac-u-vin comes to mind. Vacu Vin 0981450 Wine Saver Vacuum Wine Pump with 2 Stoppers. I also worry about the longevity of this since the pump shaft is plastic and seems like it could snap quite easily if tilted too far from vertical.

I was provided a sample for review.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2013
Vinara does it again! We own the Vinara wine aerator decanter and when we saw e-Selling had more Vinara products we decided to purchases this wine stopper. This wine stopper is amazing! Not only is it a wine stopper but it also has a built in vacuum pump to help preserve the wine for a extra 7-10 days. This item is a MUST for every wine drinker!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I've seen several products that will seal a partially full bottle of wine. Some of these work well and are inexpensive, but they all allow air in the bottle to gradually oxidize the wine. The Vinara vacuum pump stopper is the only product that I've used that both seals the bottle and removes most of the air that's already in the bottle. I tested the stopper with a half-empty bottle, and it was very effective. Creating a partial vacuum not only removes most of the air in the bottle, it creates a very tight seal that prevents air from bleeding back into the bottle. The stopper takes a little effort to use, but if the partially full bottle is going to stay on the shelf for a while, it's worth the effort to keep the wine fresh.

A product sample was provided for review purposes.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is not my only vacuum solution for keeping my red wines fresh: I also own a Rabbit Metallic Red Electric Wine Preserver. While comparing my review sample of this stopper to that device is apples to oranges, I will say that this is easily as effective as the more expensive solution.

What I love about this is it's small, fits every bottle I have tested it with from 375ml to 1.5 liters, and does positively seal the bottles. Plus, it works perfectly as a stopper even if you do not use the pump feature.

The pull rod on mine has some play, but does not affect the operation. And as others have stated, you do have to do a lot of pumping. On the other hand, while you have to perform a lot of strokes, it's still quick and I did a side-by-side with the battery-operated pump I mentioned above and - believe it or not - the elapsed time is almost the same. Of course, the effort is a but more, but not by much there either.

Since this is a little labor intensive and time is money, I would recommend this as a home solution more than for a restaurant or bar (although it is still suitable for those uses too.) I mention this to set expectations because there is no true downside to this pump. If you drink red wines and it takes a day or so to go through a bottle you would do well to grab one (or a few) of these. Although I received mine as a review sample I am planning to purchase a few more and retire the rabbit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2014
I love this bottle stopper. It keeps my wine fresh and is so much better than using the regular cork.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2014
This is a great concept, however, when you have to pump this stopper about a 100 times...well, I guess I will just finish the bottle rather then get carpal tunnel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 3, 2014
Great concept. Removes all the air from the bottle so that you can keep the wine longer if you don't finish the entire bottle. The product is well built. I've had for 3 months now and used it to recork about 10 bottles. No issues. Looks brand new like day 1. The only reason for a 4 star is that it takes too many pumps to get a good seal. Takes about 120 pumps for a half bottle and more if you have less than a half bottle. The saving grace is that it is quick. Takes about 30 seconds to pump 120 times. The great thing is that after 120 pumps, then I can keep the open bottle for another month or more if I want to. Good product overall. Does exactly what is was intended--to extend the life of an opened bottle of wine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2015
These are the best vacuum wine bottle stoppers for the money. The rubber portion goes up further than other designs, allowing you to pull it off easier. There is a metal portion just above that which adds strength. This is where other vacuum stoppers have cracked. We recently both a third stopper after using two others for a year or so. Very happy with this purchase and highly recommend them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2014
Works great so far. The instructions say to do up to 40 pumpsbut I find that even 10 is enough. You cannot beat the price too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINARA takes us form the beginning to the end with their elegant, well-designed, thoughtful products. After using their foil cutter, the pump cork remover, and the aerator to bring out the pleasures of the wine tasting, now they have added a wine bottle stopper. And what a clever idea they've come up with. Just as it is important to let the wine breathe when first opened (using, of course their wine aerator!), it is equally important to evacuated the air inside the bottle to make the wine last longer. This stopper has a lever that is easy to pump and create a vacuum inside the bottle above the remaining wine. All parts of the stopper are made with safe materials - just to reassure us that once again we are in good hands with VINARA. Grady Harp, April 14
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