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(The Daily Beast)   A tool that lets you drink wine in the bottle without removing the cork? Shut up and take my money   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2020-07-06 3:55:08 AM  
Drink wine from the bottle?!

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2020-07-06 7:35:35 AM  
Yeah, it's called a twist top.

Don't be a wine snob, subby.
 
2020-07-06 9:09:09 AM  
Hah! As if I ever have a need to put the cork back in the bottle!
 
2020-07-06 9:45:45 AM  
La dee daa, mister or misses fancy britches I enjoy my vino from a classy like box.
 
2020-07-06 9:54:57 AM  
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2020-07-06 10:26:28 AM  
These are far from new. Nice restaurants have them so they can do pours by the glass on expensive wine without risking spoiling one.
 
2020-07-06 10:30:19 AM  
Nice ad.

Not sure I'd buy it though. Wine travels through it. So, you'd have to purge the system, like you would with any other counterpressure system, regularly. But, wine's far more sensitive to taste changes than, say, beer or soda. So, you'd have to clean & flush it, too. Also, cork loses elasticity over time & temperature - you're depending on the cork to reseal after you remove that needle, and that doesn't always happen, especially if you're storing your bottles at relatively low temperatures or if you've a particularly old bottle.

So, you're left with a system that requires you to purge it after every use, wash it after every use or risk contaminating subsequent bottles, and you still run the risk of oxidation even if you do everything else right.

I'll pass, thanks. I'd rather just finish off the bottle and not concern myself with yet another gadget.
 
2020-07-06 10:32:03 AM  

holdmybones: These are far from new. Nice restaurants have them so they can do pours by the glass on expensive wine without risking spoiling one.


Nice restaurants have proper counterpressure systems, which get purged & cleaned on a regular basis. This isn't that.
 
2020-07-06 10:41:03 AM  
Bottles? Puh! REAL wine aficionados buy their tipple in boxes now.
 
2020-07-06 10:43:51 AM  
Assuming you are a light weight, if you open, pour a glass or two and recork the wine it won't go bad in the two or three days it'll take to you finish the bottle.

Wine improves if you let it breathe anyway.
 
2020-07-06 11:25:11 AM  

FormlessOne: holdmybones: These are far from new. Nice restaurants have them so they can do pours by the glass on expensive wine without risking spoiling one.

Nice restaurants have proper counterpressure systems, which get purged & cleaned on a regular basis. This isn't that.


Well, it's not like I read tfa, man. I just meant the technology to serve wine without removing the cork.
 
2020-07-06 11:26:48 AM  

FormlessOne: Nice ad.

Not sure I'd buy it though. Wine travels through it. So, you'd have to purge the system, like you would with any other counterpressure system, regularly. But, wine's far more sensitive to taste changes than, say, beer or soda. So, you'd have to clean & flush it, too. Also, cork loses elasticity over time & temperature - you're depending on the cork to reseal after you remove that needle, and that doesn't always happen, especially if you're storing your bottles at relatively low temperatures or if you've a particularly old bottle.

So, you're left with a system that requires you to purge it after every use, wash it after every use or risk contaminating subsequent bottles, and you still run the risk of oxidation even if you do everything else right.

I'll pass, thanks. I'd rather just finish off the bottle and not concern myself with yet another gadget.


Not worth $400. I spent $15 on a Vacu vin that does the same thing.
 
2020-07-06 11:40:15 AM  
These are great if you like to have multiple bottles open at the same time but only drink a small amount of each. E.g. one bottle for your appetizer, two during dinner, another one or two as dessert. I know us farkers can finish this amount if drink without pause, but your typical self-taught wine "afficianado" isn't make of the stuff that we are.
 
2020-07-06 4:10:54 PM  
Not new, and not really useful for the home unless you are an aficionado of really old wines.

Sometimes a good wine with a cork in it for a day or two becomes something else quite wonderful. Oxygen is a miraculous thing, which is why we have decanters and aerators.
 
2020-07-07 9:00:10 AM  
Weird, it's just like 7-8 years ago when I first read about this.  Slow news day I guess.
 
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