- 1. Coravin Model Two Premium - Wine Preservation System
- 2. Vacu Vin Wine Preserver
- 3. Coravin Model One Advanced - Wine Preservation System
- 4. Vacu Vin Wine Saver
- 5. Ivation Wine Preserver
- 6. EZBASICS Wine Saver
- 7. Coravin Model Eleven - Fully Automatic Wine Preservation
- 8. Private Preserve Wine Preserver
- 9. Sunwuun Wine Preserver
- 10. Savino Wine Preserver
- 11. Ivation Wine Gift Set with Wine Preserver
- 12. ArT Wine Preserver
- 13. REDMOND Electric Wine Preserver
- 14. OXO SteeL Vacuum Wine Saver
- 15. Barvivo Wine Saver Pump
Brand:Vacu Vin Wine Preserver
Brand:Sunwuun Wine Preserver
The Best Wine Preserver
For wine lovers pouring a fresh glass every time is special. Having the option of pouring whatever amount you want, whenever you want it, without even having to remove the cork is something a wine preserver will allow you to do. Just like a wine cooler, the way wine is stored will impact its taste. Dried out corks are a no-no as is a bottle that's left out to fester! If you appreciate wine & have a lovely wine rack but don't always finish the bottle, come back to fresh wine later on knowing that the second glass will be just as delicious as the first with a wine preservation system that helps you do just that.
Wine preservers come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes and, in our opinion, being portable is also essential. A wine preserver will essentially let you re-cork an open bottle, some will allow you to lay bottles of wine down in your cooler or refrigerator for when you return to it. Wine preservation also gives you the freedom to have multiple bottles open at a time so that you don't just have to drink the one that's open and take a tipple from the one you love. With wine preservation systems you can even have wines ready to go that you can explore with different foods.
In this review list we explored just how easy (or difficult) to use they are, essentially their design, durability and of course the variety of options there are available. All preservation systems have their pros and cons so we looked at those too. Don't let that half bottle go to waste and retain the taste.
An easy to use wine saver with a sleek and classy design, the Coravin Model Two Premium – Wine Preservation System lets you pour as if you would a fully opened bottle. It comes with an attractive carry case and two preservation capsules, usually retailing at around $18 each) that will last around 15 standard glasses. This is a luxury model and the Unclutterer best choice for design, price, and ease of use. This lovely tool will allow you to keep an open bottle of wine for months, maybe years. There are varieties of different needles that you buy separately too; regular, fast pour, and vintage. We have reviewed Model One too, which is less expensive, however, Model Two is recommended for enthusiasts where Model One is more designed for everyday drinkers.
Fast pour needle
2 capsules supplied
Different needles available
Capsules priced at a premium
Cartridges have short lifespan
The idea of Vacu Vin Wine Preserver is to eliminate the chance of spoiling a bottle of wine and keeping wine fresh by reducing oxidation. We tested the black color although there is a white available we think it looks cheap. The black at least looks sleek enough not to stand out too much. In basic terms, the idea with this is pretty straightforward. It creates up to an 80% vacuum seal using an air pump so it will decrease the rate of deteriorating wine – but won’t stop it altogether. This is certainly our best choice for keeping everyday wines. Simply pop in a stopper and use the hand pump to remove air.
Easy to use
Extra stoppers available
Don’t need gas
Won’t save expensive prized wines
Ensure stopper clicks to lay bottles
Coravin is renowned for producing premium tools for keeping wine fresh. The Coravin Model One Advanced – Wine Preservation System is the second of three on our review list and at the lowest price. We do think that Coravin Model Two is superior to this one – it shows in the price but this system is still superior if a little heavier though you wouldn’t physically notice the tiny weight difference. You can still leave the cork in the bottle when using this system, and it comes with two gas capsules. This is recommended for everyday drinkers where Model Two is more designed for enthusiasts and is designed completely differently.
Good for reducing deterioration
Least expensive Coravin wine preservation system
White color unappealing
Not for premium wines
Takes some getting used to
If you already have, or are planning to buy, a Vacu Vin wine preservation system (see no.2 on our review list) then the two stoppers supplied with the wine saver may not be enough. Perhaps you like to have a few opened wine bottles at a time? Maybe you have a few different reds and whites and didn’t want to finish a whole bottle? Perhaps you like to be able to have a specific type of wine with dinner? The Vacu Vin Wine Saver Set of 6 can allow you to add to your collection so in addition to your current two stoppers you will have 8 bottles of wine ready to pour at any one time – perfect!
Great to have spares
Can be used without Vacu Vin system
May not completely prevent leakage
Beware of fakes
Electric wine preserver
Stainless steel gift pack
Weighs 48.6oz (entire set)
If you know someone who is a ‘glass with dinner’ type of person, who never finishes a bottle and loves a stylish gadget then Ivation Wine Preserver is perfect. This isn’t for the connoisseur but it certainly fits those who love a glass. Firstly you can remove the cork using the electric bottle opener then use the wine aerator to pour. If there are any bottles open then there are two stoppers, simply put the wine stopper in and use the electric wine preserver vacuum to click it into place. With a date function the wine will not go stale. Pop all the pieces back on the stand ready to re-use. A wonderful gift, or a great item to treat yourself to!
Superb % of 5* reviews
Easy to use
Occasional use only
As the name might suggest, the EZBASICS Wine Saver is a simple to use preservation tool that is easy to like. It looks classy with its stainless steel design and it uses a simple air pump to remove the excess from an opened bottle. Unlike its plastic counterparts, this model will keep wine a little longer due to the stainless steel structure. Like other vacuum style preservation systems, this one should keep an open bottle of wine fresh and tasty for around a week. You might like that it comes with an easy date marker so you know when the bottle was first opened.
Easy to use
Leakage may occur
Smart tech wine preservation
Ultra pure argon gas
15 x 5oz glasses per capsule
Weighs 64oz (entire set)
The third of the Coravin wine preservation systems we have on our review list, yet we won’t compare the Coravin Model Eleven – Fully Automatic Wine Preservation to the others – this is unique, pricey, and in an entirely different league! If you have the budget and don’t mind paying handsomely for the privilege of keeping your private preserve collection of wine fresh, then you might want to read on. Our premium pick may seem ridiculously priced, though if you enjoy premium wine and want to keep it after trying one glass then the Model Eleven takes some complexity out of preservation systems – welcome to the digital age! At this price it’s a bestseller, works well at keeping wine from spoiling, and in our opinion is one of the best wine preservation systems we could review. If you have the budget for what we believe is the best wine preservation system then maybe the Model Eleven is the best one for you.
Lots of pieces for wine connoisseurs
Smart ‘reminder’ technology
Wine not included
There are endless tools and wine savers that promise exactly that – wine preservation – this is a little different but used by many. With the Private Preserve Wine Preserver in this review, you get a 10-inch tall spray bottle with a nozzle that allows you to spray green (non-toxic) inert gas onto corks in order to make sure that an opened bottle doesn’t spoil and the wine can be poured again so to the person drinking, it still tastes as it should. This is a great accessory which, according to the manufacturer, is supplied to and used by professionals across the world such as restaurateurs and sommeliers. If you’re saving an opened wine bottle then this is worth thinking about if you don’t like gadgets.
Works on all wines
Easy to use
Have to use every pour
Alternative brands are available
Must follow instructions
Ideally paired with a vacuum stopper
No need for a large wine preservation system with this set of Sunwuun vacuum stoppers. If you want the best wine preservation option for two bottles at the lowest price then Sunwuun Wine Preserver is your ideal pick. Better than using the original cork, and that’s even if you can get the cork back in! Simply pop the wine stopper over the opening then press the pump a few times until it forms a solid vacuum seal. Not only used in homes, they can be used in bars, restaurants and clubs where wine will be poured regularly but doesn’t want to be left open. While nothing will stop oxidization completely, reducing it for a short time is a good idea and this isn’t an expensive way to do it.
Easy to use
Keep wine for hours/days
Store upright only
Not for sparkling wine bottles
Not for screw tops
Not dishwasher recommended
The Savino Wine Preserver is a neat looking carafe that will hold wine for a few days or up to a week just as if it was re-corked which, as you probably know, isn’t always possible as the cork expands once it’s released. This is a pretty unique item and we think it looks nice too. It’s lightweight and made of both glass and food-grade BPA free plastic. This will hold a standard bottle of wine, 750ml, and it looks pleasant for pouring if you don’t want to advertise the brand of wine you’re pouring (we’ve all bought cheap at one time or another!) Just make sure that you keep it upright when stored.
Float keeps air from wine
More a fashion statement
Might prefer to simply re-cork
This is the second Ivation wine preservation gift set on our review list and great as a treat for yourself too. The Ivation Wine Gift Set with Wine Preserver would look classy sitting on any bar or worktop in the home and we think this could be the best wine preservation gift set at its price. If you prefer a more ‘sparkly’ option then the no.5 on our list is stainless steel where this one has a matt black finish. The pack includes everything for someone who likes wine but will generally have just one glass from a bottle before pouring it away or someone who likes to open a couple of different bottles to go with different foods but only have a small amount at dinner. It works electronically with an easy to use corkscrew remover, then you can put a stopper into the bottle and seal it with the air pump. Simply store for up to a week. A lovely gift at a nice price.
Good % of 4*&5* reviews
Electric with charger
Easy to use
Occasional use only
Almost identical to the Private Preserve we have on our list (no.8) but almost half the price, the ArT Wine Preserver aims at keeping bottles of wine fresh for a short amount of time. This also uses argon gas whilst the Private Preserve doesn’t specify which inert gas is used. By spraying an inert gas into the wine bottle, it sits on top of the wine to help prevent it from mixing with air. This type of wine preservation is popular and canisters like this make good gifts too. This particular model uses wine gas and is supplied with a wine stopper which should fit most bottles. If you, or the person you are buying for, don’t particularly like novelty gadgets or the idea of expensive wine preservation systems then having a spray to hand is pretty useful. We like that it comes with a stopper, it saves the battle of trying to get the cork back into the bottle!
Works on all wines
Easy to use
Have to use every pour
May prefer more ‘elite’ branding
The REDMOND Electric Wine Preserver is great and easily used to remove corks and then reseal an unopened bottle to keep wine fresh. Even just the bottle opener is effortless and worth paying out for. This has a really modern design with a blue LED feature which makes it look great for keeping on the worktop in the household bar or kitchen and makes it even better to give as a gift. The pieces supplied include a foil cutter, electric corkscrew remover/preserver, wine pourer, vacuum stoppers, and a stand. It looks just as good as it is easy to use. Remember to replace the batteries as soon as you feel the power lessening. Another tip – remove the batteries if the device isn’t going to be used frequently.
Good for gift giving
Saves manual effort
The OXO SteeL Vacuum Wine Saver makes it easy to put a wine stopper into an unfinished bottle of wine by using the vacuum pump. It will help slow down the oxidation process and will keep wine for a short while if you are a ‘one glass’ person. It has quite an innovative design which is great if you like things designed with a sleek minimalistic edge. You might like that it is dishwasher safe but we do think that’s fine for the stoppers whilst wiping the pump with a lightly damp cloth is the preferable option. It’s well worth its money, keeping wine that you might otherwise dispose of. As with anything questionably cheap, we do think this is perhaps an item that won’t last years but at this price, it might be the best way to keep wine fresh on a budget.
Easy to use
Extra stoppers available
Don’t need gas
Only for day to day wines
May leak if bottles laid
Our last review is a product with claims that, when you use the system to help preserve wine, it will enhance its taste. We aren’t sure that it is possible to improve the taste of a bottle of wine but wine preservation systems with an aerator will help to retain its flavor. With Barvivo Wine Saver Pump you will receive a pump, two vacuum stoppers, and a beautiful gift box. When using the aerator in the wine bottle whether for yourself as you pour a glass, or at a dinner party, you will know it is doing its job when you see tiny bubbles as you pour at the correct angle. It’s a little beauty, looks good, and the pump itself is so tiny the whole set is easy to store away when not in use. When you have wine left in the bottle, add the stopper and remove the air with the pump for a firm seal and it should keep the wine for days until you decide to open the bottle again.
Care needed as pump not attached to bottle
Not easy to clean
Delicate, not for big hands!
Features To Consider With Wine Preservers
The design and how it looks might be important but the way it works is essential, otherwise, it's going to be a novelty item gathering dust in a drawer somewhere. You'll find that there are two main types of tools that can keep wine fresh and they are preservers that use gas, and those that use vacuum.
The first uses an argon gas (green or inert gas) which gets sprayed into the bottle. Because argon is heavier than oxygen, it settles over the liquid and forms a protective layer so that the oxygen can't touch the wine.
Vacuum wine preservation systems suck excess air from the wine bottle, after which a stopper remains on the bottle stopping any more air from getting into it.
There are highly expensive examples that could be considered the best wine preservation systems if you are a connoisseur with the budget to match. They are typically designed with a more high-tech process.
In general, it's easy to say that with a high price tag comes higher quality and more of a guarantee that it works 100%. This isn't always the case though.
Typically a 'preservation system' is going to be a more expensive initial outlay than a spray gas as it is reusable time and time again so the price is relevant to that and couldn't be compared as they are two entirely different ways to keep the wine fresh.
There are hazards that come with anything and everything and when we are talking about wine and gadgets the same goes. We aren't just talking about the fact that a glass bottle or two is involved and the safety issues there are obvious. We are also talking about materials that a wine preserver, aerator, or stopper is involved in. For instance, plastics should be BPA free, and any materials coming into contact or near-contact with your wine should be of a food-grade standard.
Ease Of Use
One system that seems easy to use to you might not be as easy for the next person. If you choose a more complicated wine preservation system then you will need to become familiar with its construction before assembling it onto a bottle, and how to use it. You may find a system that is less complicated so they are easy to use and set up. Make sure that you are comfortable using it and that it isn't going to be difficult for you to use.
Some of the best wine preservation systems don't have to be so cumbersome that they have to stay in one place. If they are small enough and transportable then you can take it with you. Perhaps you are going on vacation where you will supply your own wines or you need it to travel with you to pop-up bars or other events where wine will be served. In this case, take a look at the size and weight, and make sure it doesn't have so many parts that can easily be misplaced. Of course, the fact that it can do what you want it to do is equally as important.
Types of Wine Preservation Systems
A spray preservation system will keep a bottle of wine. It applies spray, usually an argon gas, into the bottle which is then immediately corked (preferable with a made-for-purpose stopper). The gas used is heavier than oxygen and forms a layer above the wine, preventing any oxygen from touching it.
If you wonder if you can vacuum seal your wine then yes, there's a system for that! This type will get the air out of a wine bottle by sucking it out and with the vacuum, wine stoppers used then seal the bottle until it is next needed.
Wine Preserver FAQ
Q: What is a wine preserver?
A wine preserver is designed to keep the wine fresh. It's that simple. What isn't so straightforward is that you have to choose the best type for you. As well as the different types available as mentioned above, you will want to know that it isn't difficult for you to use, is well designed to do what you want it to do (keep the wine fresh) and does it for as long as you need it to.
Some of the best wine preservation systems can help keep wine for years. Yes, years! Most available to the domestic or small business market will keep the wine from just a few days to a few weeks.
Q: What is the best way to preserve wine?
Firstly, store it properly using an effective method such as a system that has been made for such a purpose.
Secondly, keep it out of light and away from very high or very low temperatures. Room temperature is recommended although a refrigerator, even for red wine, can really help to keep the wine tasting as it should whilst it's being preserved. When it's cold any chemical processes, after the wine has been in contact with oxygen, are slowed down therefore the oxidation process is reduced or, in some cases, eliminated.
A good tip - because the surface area of the wine is larger when a bottle is laying down, it can deteriorate faster because the larger the surface area, the more there is for oxygen to touch.
Q: How long does wine last with a wine preserver?
With a screw top or stopper that isn't vacuum-sealed, a bottle of wine that has previously been open will last up to 3 days. A vacuum system will help keep it for up to 14 days. Using a spray system is a bit more expensive and more for the enthusiast, but this type can keep wine for a little longer than a vacuum system.
Q: How do you get the air out of a wine bottle?
Simply put, use a vacuum. It sucks the air out whilst creating a seal around the bottle opening using a stopper. Preventing oxygen from getting to the wine will help keep it fresh and as flavorful as a new bottle of wine from a few days to a few weeks.
Q: Can you vacuum seal the wine?
See above, a wine preservation system that doesn't use gas will vacuum seal bottles of wine.