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Clef du Vin Pocket Wine Tasting Tool (Brushed Steel)


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When dipped into wine, the patented metal alloy on the tip replicates the aging process, softening the tannins in young wines and improving their taste.
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looking for something unique for a red wine enthusiast
Irene N on Nov 14, 2015
A very interesting gadget that caught my curiosity.
Bonnie E on Nov 24, 2014
looking for something unique for a red wine enthusiast
Irene N on Nov 14, 2015
I enjoy the portable ability of this product
chad N on Feb 20, 2015
A very interesting gadget that caught my curiosity.
Bonnie E on Nov 24, 2014
Christmas Gift
karen t on Nov 13, 2014
interesting reviewer comments. I want to try it out and will see if my husband, who has a highly developed palate, can detect the difference.
Barbara S on Jul 29, 2014
Being in the military we move often (every three years) and find that it is challenging to maintain our own cellar.
CHRISTINA H on Jul 19, 2014
Ronni L on Jun 7, 2014
I enjoy the portable ability of this product
chad N on Feb 20, 2015
Christmas Gift
karen t on Nov 13, 2014
How can this product tell you how long to cellar a bottle that you've already opened?
lah on Mar 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Every second is equivalent to one year. This would give a great indication of when would be the optimal time to enjoy your favorite bottle of wine.
Is this product recommended for white wine too?
Buck on May 31, 2012
BEST ANSWER: No, primarily red wines .
Customer Reviews

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Excellent tool.
Excellent tool. I wish I had it at dinner the other night with friends when someone ordered a bottle of wine. It was a 2008 Cabernet and was in desperate need of some aging.

I showed it off at Christmas dinner and everyone was very impressed. Its fun to use, even my Grandma wanted to try it and she wasn't even drinking wine.
January 5, 2010
I was a bit leary at first but thought why not check it out. I experimented with it on Christmas Eve during our family gathering and our test had 10 people of different ages, tastes and experiences with wine. EVERYONE was amazed and could not believe that it actually worked as advertised. The changes in each "year" of aging was obvious and exciting as we aged several whites and reds to each of "our" limits. I can't wait for my next wine testing/tasting session.
December 26, 2009
It really works!
shows the future of aging a wine, and how long is too long. Takes the "bite" out of a young wine. If used on a wine that won't age well, you can tell. Average one year of aging per second of exposure to the wine lets you "see the future" of the wines! We plan to use it on an upcoming trip to napa, and use it to tell if ewe need to drink our inventory faster! A great gift for the wine lovers!
January 3, 2009
January 8, 2012
Love mine so much I've given gifts!
I keep this in my purse for all uses! It's perfect for dining out or when I'm traveling. This is one of my favorite little gizmos. It's been great fun to try it out on skeptics. I ALWAYS win them over!

This little thing is fantastic! I've given it many times for a gift!
Yes, it REALLY works!!
This is a true scientific measuring device and it does work. Follow the simple taste-testing instructions and prepare to be impressed! I have been busy reorganizing the "drink now" and "drink next year" sections of my cellar based on the results achieved with this device.
July 8, 2008
It Really Works!
This product really works, and is a definite attention getter at restaurants. We attended a wine dinner recently, and all of the people at our table had a blast using it.
August 20, 2008
It actually works!!!
Given the price, I really was hoping that this worked. We love to try new wines, but sometimes you get one that hasn't quite reached it's time, so this is a great option to have to really enjoy a wine that we might not have otherwise. We have done taste comparisons and you really can taste the difference. It is very compact and portable with it's own little carry pouch, so you can easily take it with you out to dinner etc...I'm more than happy to recommend this product.
December 12, 2007
Unbelievable? Believe it!
The Clef du Vin should be on Ripley's Believe it or Not! Its effects on most wines are quite pronounced, taking the "bite" down by softening the tannins or intensifying the flavours. We are finding ourselves using it in every glass!
December 27, 2007
"This is a great item!"
I was impressed. I don't know how it works but it is great!
January 12, 2010