Bottlenotes: The Daily Sip
Bottlenotes’ The Daily Sip
Tips & Tools Column
Wine community Bottlenotes featured Wine Shield in their The Daily Sip column under the Tips & Tools tag:
All too often the mood strikes us to open a good bottle of wine. And somewhere between the second glass and the end of Top Chef, we realize it’s time for bed and half the bottle remains unconsumed. So it’s decision time. Options:
- Stay up through Stewart and Colbert, and just finish the bottle.
- Stick the bottle in the fridge–which might only help prevent oxidation a little.
- Pour the remainder into an empty half bottle and recork it–a great solution if you actually have an empty half bottle on hand.
- Use the Wine Shield, a plastic film that slips into the bottle easily and acts as a barrier between the remaining wine and the air in the bottle–thus preventing oxidation.
We take the last one. And we’re true believers in this innovation since we tried it on a bottle of Oregon Pinot Gris last week, then just left the bottle sitting out for a couple days. While the Wine Shield doesn’t look terribly appealing, sort of like one of George Costanza’s pudding skins floating on top of your wine, we found that the wine tasted every bit as fresh and vibrant as when we first cracked the screw cap.