Vacuum Wine Stopper

You can’t buy small bottles of wine in Turkey. We are a family of two, so we buy everthing in small packages, but unfortunately not wine. Wines is almost always offered in bottles of 750 ml.

This is a problem because, you can’t open a wine and put it simply in the refrigerator and continue to drink it all week. The taste changes significantly, especially after 2-3 days. There is a simple solution for this, which I discovered unfortunately very late.

This is a vauum wine stopper. Do you know how difficult it is to find it in Turkey? I found this one in France, in a souvenir shop of a monestery! I am sure that you don’t have to go that far to find it, but I still bought it when I saw it in France. Just because, hmm, why not?

For those who don’t know how this works, I’m going to try to explain it. The small part in the picture is a stopper. The bigger part is something like a pump. You set it on the stopper, and you move it as if you are pumping air in it until you hear a “click”. You are actually taking air from the bottle.

You can open a bottle now, without worrying about whether you will be able to finish it or most of it will be wasted. You can trust that your wine will be safe for days, much more than 2-3 days, as long as you close it with the vacuum stopper. Just remember that you can’t easily open the sopper if you vacuumed the air from the bottle.

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Non-spill Pourer

Non-spill Pourer

This pourer was indluded in a gift package, so I don’t know where it can be bought and how much it costs. If you wish to buy something like this, you may search for something called wine pourer or non-spill pourer.

If you serve wine at home, you should know that there is always a drop to fall on the table. Even if it doesn’t drop immediately, it will slowly flow down on the surface of the bottle until it finds the table.

This little thing prevents this from happening. You put this thing on the top of the bottle so that the little spiral part goes into the bottle and that’s all! You may serve the wine now without spilling.