Our friend Gary Twinning from the Corkscrew Chronicles recently gave some advice for people searching for good wine gifts for the holiday.
We're pleased to see Gary recommend both Coravin and Silvadore Wine Preserver. Both Coravin and Silvadore use 100% argon to create an odorless, colorless, tasteless barrier on top of the wine - preventing the open bottle of wine from oxidizing and going bad.
We respect the Coravin system - it uses 100% argon to prevent oxidation and is a beautifully looking device. But, we know that it's price point is not realistic for many wine lovers. Plus, quite frankly, we find the device to be overly complicated to use, slow to pour, and really only good for dealing with a single bottle of wine at a time.
We think our Silvadore Wine Preserver is more approachable price wise, way easier to use, faster to get wine into glasses (a key), and enables you to enjoy multiple wines / open multiple wine bottles in ways the creates all sorts of fun and new wine experiences.
Here's how Gary described the two wine preservation options:
"Coravin wine preserver: The Coravin ($200) is a tool that uses a needle to draw out wine through the cork, replacing it with inert gas to maintain the wine’s integrity (the cork reseals once the needle is withdrawn). It allows the exploration of premium wines a taste or glass at a time, preserving the bottle’s quality for its normal lifespan. Go to www.Coravin.com for more information and pricing on the different Coravin formats.
The Silvadore Wine Preserver ($15) effectively preserves wine. It is a canister of food-grade Argon (Ohio-filled) with a self-contained nozzle to protect wine with the most effective winemaking gas after opening a bottle. It is a marvelous tool to enjoy a fine wine over a number of days or even longer without it suffering negative effects of oxidation."
Read all of Gary's article here: Corkscrew Chronicles: Gifts and accessories for wine lovers
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