Quick product review because we were pretty astonished.
We published an article last week on champagne as a lead up to New Years Eve. One of our points in the article is that some of us don’t drink as much champagne as we should because when you pop open a bottle, you’re pretty much committed to drinking the whole think that night. The original stopper cant be put back into the neck of the bottle. Upon opening, the cork expands well beyond the size of the bottle. So drink or waste.
The tried and marginally true home DIY champagne saving tip is to put a long handled metal spoon into the bottle. It doesn’t do much to keep air out, but it does keep the contents extra cold. I’m just going to be honest, while the spoon might be better than nothin’, it has never worked for me.
We picked up a handy dandy Screwpull champagne opener & stopper set and cracked it open on NYE. We didn’t try the opener, but we did use the stopper…… man. It worked!
It functions similar to standard wine stoppers with a closure/sealer mechanism. However its made of metal and has has a much stronger seating mechanism than I’ve found in cheap plastic wine stoppers. What I noticed is that – and I’m going to use a geeky engineering term – it affected a tight seal as evidence by the rush of escaping gas upon reopening. The rubber seats vetically with consistent pressure against the top of the bottle
We sealed our bottle at the end of the evening and revisited it the next morning. Pop, whoosh….. and inside was a lovely and still vibrant half bottle of Veuve.
I didn’t expect much. I amazed
Buy this. Buy it now….. even if you only use it once a year.