Wine Preserving...

Wine Preserving Don't you hate it when you open a nice bottle of wine, and then the next day it went bad? So how do you store a half opened bottle of wine? What is the best way to keep a nice wine from getting oxidized so you can enjoy it another day? There are three typical ways, and the last one is the one we like the best:

  1. Put it in the refrigerator and do nothing else...
    This works with cheap white wine or box wine, but if you have a nice red wine, it really does not prevent the air from getting to the wine. Sure, it slows down the oxidation process, but the wine never really tastes the same after being chilled too much. Eventually the air will break the wine down after a day or two. Plus, when you want a nice glass of red again, the bottle is too cold and you have to wait for it to warm up (and we have a tough time being patient with wines right in front of us nagging us to be consumed!).
  2. Use the vacuum pumps...
    These do work, because they pull out the oxygen that breaks down your good wine. But there are two criticisms on the wine vacuums, a) The pump pulls out aromas too that may affect the wine (I wonder who could really tell, but this is a criticism) and b) it is a hassle for us lazy people. Yep, get out the rubber cork, get out the wine vacuum pump (it's plastic and only about 4 inches long), pump out the air, and store the wine. Takes about a minute. But for lazy people like me, it's too much of a hassle, so I do the next option.
  3. Use Wine Preserver...
    This is ingenious stuff. It is a gas that comes in a spray can with a long straw connected to the nozzle. We actually gas our giant fermentation tanks (not with cans of course, but large tanks). Because our tanks also have a pocket of air on top of the wine (most tanks are never full to the top) the oxygen can break down the wine, like in the bottle. So we spray a tad of Nitrogen gas on top of the wine (some wineries use CO2 which does the same job). Because these gasses are heavier than oxygen, they form an inert layer of gas that acts as a protective blanket over the wine, keeping the oxygen from contacting the wine. Kind of like an invisible layer of Saran Wrap. These gasses do not affect the wine, only protect it. So some person somewhere got the idea to do this same thing for wine BOTTLES. So Wine Preserver was invented. It has C02, nitrogen and argon gas that is inert (no effect on the wine). Yep, keep a can of this handy, so when you have a half bottle left, simply squirt some short bursts into the bottle and it keeps for up to a week (I understand it can be kept longer, but a half bottle doesn't last that long in my house. By the way, we do sell cans of Wine Preserver in our tasting room for $10.95. One can will give you over 120 uses.
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