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I know you might be thinking, why the heck would I even need a wine saver or preservation product?
This was definitely the case when I was under 30, as seriously, who doesn’t finish a bottle of wine once they open it in their 20s? But now that I am well into my 30s, there are some pretty good reasons as to why I may open a bottle of wine and want to save the rest for a later date.
Some possible reasons include:
- You want to experience how a wine ages and tastes over time
- You want to open a whole bunch of bottles for tasting or to go with a multi-course-meal but don’t want to drink all 5 bottles in the one night
- You’re breastfeeding and can only have 1 glass
- You’re on a specific diet that only allows you a certain amount of wine
- Quality over quantity is your motto when it comes to wine
- You’re the sober driver, but still want a little taste
There are so many more reasons as to why you might open a bottle of wine and want to keep the rest for another night or for several days, weeks or years.
The best thing is, that in 2022 this is totally doable. You can open a bottle of wine and using a wine preservation tool you can keep that wine fresh until you next want a sip.
If you’re not aware, oxygen is the enemy of wine. As soon as oxygen gets into a bottle, it starts to deteriorate the wine and turns it into vinegar. Therefore if you don’t use a wine saver tool, your wine will start to deteriorate straight away and only last for a few days. Check out my ‘how long will open wine last‘ blog post for more details.
So what each of the products below do, is help protect the wine from oxygen, to keep it for much longer than you normally could.
So grab a glass of wine and let’s get stuck into what your wine saver options are:
1. SAYV Wine
Low cost, easy to use, accessible and for the everyday drinker
Where to buy: Dan Murphys
Suitable for: Red, white and sparkling
Introducing SAYV Wine, the newest and most affordable argon wine saver spray on the market. It hit Dan Murphy’s stores in Australia just this year and it’s only $5 for a cute little canister as shown below. I have tried this easy-to-use argon gas spray and it definitely does what it says it’ll do.
SAYV uses argon gas (an inert gas) to preserve your wine. This gas is completely safe and will not impact the wine (other than keeping it fresh) or you. It’s colourless tasteless & completely harmless. Plus it is recommended and used by wine experts around the world for wine preservation.
Price: From AU$185
Where to buy: Coravin (Use code AFF5 to get 5% off)
Suitable for: Red, white and sparkling (there is a special Sparkling Coravin)
For the wine connoisseur and hospitality industry
If you are serious about your wine and haven’t heard of Coravin, then you need to get acquainted over a good glass of wine stat. If you have a cellar and especially wines under cork and what to try them over years, then this is the wine preservation tool for you. Yes it comes at a price, but oh my, it’s worth it.
I believe Coravin is the only product on the market which allows you to extract wine from a wine bottle without actually opening a bottle. Their main systems insert a needle through your wine bottle’s cork to extract what you need from the bottle. If you want to try and preserve a bottle of say Grange or 1st Growth Bordeaux, you would use a Coravin over any other product in this post.
I have reviewed both the Coravin Model 6 (can keep wine under cork for years) and the Coravin Pivot (keeps wine for up to 4 weeks) here on the blog, so I’ll let those posts do the talking. However, it’s safe to say I love these products and feel like all serious wine lovers should have one at their disposal.
3. Winesave Pro
Cost-effective, easy to order online argon wine saver
Price: $35 (plus an extra 15% off by using the code: 2021TCBLOG15)
Where to Buy: Winesave
Suitable for: Red, white and sparkling
If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to keep your wine tasting good for longer, then at $35 it’s a pretty good investment. One canister of this 100% all-natural argon gas protects up to 150 bottles.
Winesave was invented by an Australian in 2009 and was the first handheld wine preserver made with pure argon!
4. Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump
I feel like a Vacu Vin wine saver pump is where we all start with wine preservation. You have probably been given one sometime in your lifetime in a wine pack or something of the like. Basically, it is a pump or vacuum, which sucks the oxygen out of the bottle through a special wine stopper that you pop in your bottle.
They are easy to use and will keep your wine for probably around 3 or 4 days.
So should you invest in wine savers?
I believe there are many reasons why you’d need or want to invest in a wine saver spray or tool. Therefore it really depends on your consumption and relationship with wine. Personally, I love having the option to indulge in a great glass of wine every night without the threat of having a hangover the next day because I didn’t want to ‘waste any’.
So tell me, what are your favourite wine savers? Comment below!