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Mar 21, 2008 03:14 PM

Wine sealer?

I tend to be the only person in my house who enjoys wine, but I rarely like drinking an entire bottle in one sitting. Do any of the "sealers" on the market actually work? I'm not expecting anything to keep an opened bottle fresh for days on end, but it would be nice for a bottle to last for at least a day or two. Any suggestions?? I've tried searching this board with a variety of combinations but haven't come up with anything - my apologies if I just missed it.

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  1. I have a rubber stopper that works fine. Google on wine bottle stopper. I also find that a cork from a dessert wine works, too, though you might have to shave it down a bit.

    1. Vacu-Vin and the Private Preserve gas systems work fine for me. The method I am using now is to pour the remainder of the wine into smaller bottles - I drink one glass at a time, so I fill up three 187.5 ml bottles (splits) with the other 3/4 of the bottle and then open one bottle on successive nights. I got the bottles at Big Lots - they were selling 4-packs of 187.5 ml wine for $3.00 a pack. 75 cents a bottle is probably cheaper than what you would pay for empty ones of that size somewhere else!

        1. re: Joe Blowe

          Ah, of course. I didn't even think to check the wine board. Thanks for the link!