I have an old glass carafe system with a stopper that sits firmly in the neck on the liquid leaving no room for O2. this looks like it leaves a portion of the surface exposed.
A silicone rim around the float that perfectly fits the carafe and prevents oxygen from hitting the surface of the wine.
Yes, it works essentially as described. Wine was undamaged after 48 hours and drinkable up to 72. If the glass were well made, I think results would be better. It beats the vacuum methods.
This is not an elegant display piece, it's much heavier and more irregular than the example in the photos. I wouldn't set it out with my Spiegelau glasses.
over 4 years ago
I am buying two more today.
Anybody want to buy a slightly used Eurocave two bottle vacumn thingy?
1 year ago
I initially open a bottle of wine and poured from it for a couple of hours and then pour the leftover into the Savino, placed the disc over the wine, then sprayed argon gas into the Savino then closed the lid. I stored it in the refrigerator to further reduce the rate of oxidation. After one day, I can taste significant level of oxidation in the wine.
After trying a few bottles in the Savino unsuccessfully, I read the instructions and reviews more carefully to see if I missed something, I then improved my procedures by pouring the entire bottle of wine into the Savino immediately after uncorking, place the disc over the wine immediately to minimize contact with air, then pour a couple of glasses of wine from the Savino with the disc in it. I then immediately sprayed argon gas into the Savino chamber to further isolate oxygen and then place the Savino into the refrigerator.
Unfortunately, I can still easily detect oxidation in the wine the next day. It improved somewhat from my first method but the taste still has changed and not satisfactory.
I think the act of pouring the wine from the bottle into the Savino has already provided enough contact with oxygen to began the degradation process.
A convincing concept and theory but in practice it is not sufficiently effective. So far nothing has worked for me, I tried Foodsaver vaccum, argon gas with stopper, Savino, and even the expensive Coravin system.
I plan to get a couple more just to store the wine in for consumption later.
6 months ago
over 3 years ago