O.K. - there's a lot of "10 Best" and "Cool New" wine gadget articles out there. Tons. And Tons. But...we really like this one. First of all, a Sommelier is actually doing the testing and opinionating about the gadgets. That's fun.
The Wine Gadget Tests
Second, the Sommelier - Andre Hueston Mack - is a really funny and entertaining guy. You can't say that about all Sommeliers, but you can about him! It's a fun video to watch and you'll see how Andre cuts through the marketing BS and determines what works. Check it out:
One thing that we'd challenge Andre on is the effectiveness of vacuum pumps. While they are indeed popular in some restaurants, there effectiveness is pretty limited. See why we doubt the marketing claims coming from vacuum gadgets in our article "Vacuum Pumps Suck - by Design and Poor Science."
If you want to preserve the fresh taste of your open bottle of wine for another day, don't suck. Create a 100% argon barrier to stop the oxidation, and place your bottle in a cool and dark place. Just don't trust the "click"...
We love this idea - combine brackets, wine, and March Madness!! And we're proud to help sponsor Luke's March Madness event. Check out the Cork&Taylor podcast home to view his good - and fun - wine content.