I recently received a sample of Savino Connoisseur, a glassware product designed and advertised to keep wine fresh for up to a week. I was leaving for a work trip to Barcelona and I knew that with all the work I needed to do and the events we already had scheduled, I wasn’t going to be able to finish a bottle of wine I had just opened. It was a 2006 John Robert Eppler Cabernet, so I didn’t want to see a drop go to waste. I decided I was going to open it and have a glass every day over a three day period.
The product looks like a decanter – a pretty glass container that you could put on your table – and was very simple to use. You open your bottle, pour what you do not drink into the glass container, put the float in at an angle, seal the container with the glass top and pop it in the fridge. It holds a full bottle of wine and is safe to put in your dishwasher.
The wine tasted the best the second day but did not lose its essence the third or even the fourth day. I’ve tried a few wine preservation devices and found that this one is definitely the best of the bunch. I’m usually not in a situation where wine remains unfinished at my house, but when I am, I’m reaching for my Savino Connoisseur. At around $60 for the glass version and $30 for the plastic version, it’s an investment that helps to preserve your long-term wine experience.