Cordless wine preserving tool

There are two kinds of men in the world: those who like gadgets and those who don’t. I’m the crown prince of the latter tribe.

Since September, I’ve been operating a better mousetrap that will make a welcomed holiday gift for beginners and wine collectors alike.

Air is wine’s best friend and worst enemy. Once you remove the cork, the drink-it-or-lose-it quandary begins because of oxidation. In the 1990s, I discovered the Vacu-Vin: A rubber cork is inserted into the bottle, and using a plastic hand pump, the air is pumped out of the bottle. If done correctly, it preserved the wine for days.

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