Even though wine is delicious, I’m generally not able to drink a whole bottle in one night! And I know I’m not the only one who wishes that I could still enjoy a bottle a few days after opening it. It occurred to me that restaurants must have this problem all the time, and that led me to this solution:
To keep my wine fresh and tasty, I put a bit of this wine preserver gas into it. Imagine no longer having to throw out expensive or great tasting wines just because you couldn’t finish them all in one night! This can contains over 120 separate uses and costs only $9.59 on Amazon.com (with free shipping). I’ve been using my can for several months now, and it’s still not empty. Here’s how it works:
The canister contains several inert gases (nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and argon), which are all safe, non-flammable, and tasteless. It comes with a little plastic tube that you stick into the nozzle (as shown in the photo at the bottom of this post). The instructions then say to “spray one long (1 sec.) and 4 short bursts into 750ml bottle. Larger bottles require additional sprays—add one long spray for each larger size.” You then put the cork back on, and, voila, you’re good to go! The gas keeps oxygen from reaching and spoiling your yummy wine so that you can keep drinking it the next day and the next day and the next day (if you drink really really slowly!). Don’t be fooled by products claiming to create a vacuum in your wine bottle (they don’t work). Products like this one are the way that professionals and restaurants keep their wine fresh.
Amazon is the cheapest place I’ve found this product, and you can buy it by clicking here or on the picture below.