My new Weinfrischhalter Geschenskset is a dream and so easy to use. Just three simple steps – Weinverschulss leicht in die Flasche drehen. Pumpe auf Weinverschluss aufsetzen und die Luft aus der Flasche pumpen bis deutlicher Widerstand spürbar is. Maybe that’s four – but either way, Bob’s your uncle, your wine is fresh and ready to drink another day.
The real advantage of a Weinfrischhalter Geschenkset is that you can open up two bottles tonight, taste and compare them, and they are as good as new the next night. The “wine suctiony thing”, as my brother-in-Spain calls it, creates a vacuum inside the bottle so that the wine isn’t exposed to the air which causes the wine to lose it’s character quickly.
$15 bucks and my wife and I can taste test two bottles of wine without either wasting two good half-bottles or getting a bad headache. Clever – and for the life of me I don’t know why I find German words so amusing.