Friday, August 24, 2007

Put A Cork In It

Photo: Amazon.com

My mom thinks this is a definitely a Friday Find, but Sam thinks it's too old and that you probably already have one. So, here's how I am going to handle this situation...if you don't have one, you should really get one. If you got one for Christmas five years ago and stuck it in a drawer, go ahead and get it out - you will be happy you did. If you have one and use it all of the time, don't tell Sam.

As you may already know, this tool allows you to suck the air out of the open wine bottle to keep it fresh for a longer period of time. In addition, this is my favorite part, unlike the dear tent manufacturer, the makers of this tool know that people are easily frustrated and don't like trying to jam a big cork into the top of a wine bottle, so they made the replacement cork out of a soft silicone. Brilliant!

Now, you can read all of the Amazon.com reviews about this thing and you will find that there are some hard core wine enthusiasts out there that feel that this contraption doesn't prolong the life of the bottle of wine, but I still think it's a great alternative to fighting with a cork. Even with the knocks from the wanna be sommeliers, it still got 4 1/2 stars out of 5. My only complaint with this thing is its name - the
Vacu Vin Wine Saver - what can you do?
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For the next few days, we are going to put our feet up and enjoy a glass wine, or two - we'll see you shortly.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Yep - got one a couple of years ago and they do make a difference if it takes you a couple of days to finish a bottle of wine!

Penny Carlson said...

Seems when we open a bottle of wine, we usually don't need to cork it back up - funny how that bottle empties so quickly on a Friday night! :-)
Penny

Yummers! said...

Hi,
I came across your blog today and enjoyed reading it all!! I bookmarked it... see you again.
Joni (from Yummers)

Leeann said...

Looks like you are busy these days too! Back to school for you guys yet?
Take care!
Leeann

Kari said...

Where are you at? It's been days since you've posted. Hope all is well.
Kari

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

interesting............I thought it was a breast pump. :)
I think my old one is in the playdoe box.
But it's a wine thingy....I think we could use one of those.