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So you bought yourself a pricey bottle of wine as a midweek pick me up, then realized after one glass that you’re immediately ready for bed. Don’t let that bottle go to waste—after you open a bottle of wine, it gets exposed to oxygen, which will flatten its fresh flavors and aromatics and turn your treat into a disappointment. While sticking the original cork back in will slow down oxidation a little, for the best taste days later, consider transferring it to a smaller container and using one of these wine stoppers.
If you’re a wine connoisseur who’s always sampling more than one bottle, grab the original Wine Saver vacuum pump. It extracts the air from an opened bottle and seals it in with a stopper. You pump until you hear a “click” that signals that you’ve drawn out all the air. Your wine will stay fresh for up to two weeks. The pump and stoppers are reusable and easy to clean, and will work with any wine but sparkling.
These unfussy wine stoppers are made out of silicone, with a stainless steel core. They’ll create an air-tight seal to keep your wine good for longer, and work as well on other types of bottles, too. Bonus: if you have a small fridge, these will still let you fit wines in shorter spaces.
This wine stopper may not look like much, but it does exactly the job it’s designed to: it fits most wine bottles, aerates newly opened wine, and filters out cork and sediment as it pours. After you’re done drinking, use it to seal your bottle; it prevents leaks maintains freshness. It works just as well for spirits and cooking oils, too. It’s dishwasher safe, easy to use, and budget-friendly.