Savor, Then Save
Oct 15, 2013 04:16PM
● By Scott Blackwell
Wine Preserve, sold by at little California company called CapaBunga, prevents wine spoilage .
Oxygen is a handy element for us living breathing mammals, but it can wreck havoc on good food and drink. No wonder all kinds of packages and bottles are shot full of inert gas before sealing.
We never knew, for instance that a little gap between the cork and wine in your favorite red isn’t just air; it’s a mixture of argon, nitrogen or carbon dioxide.
For most of us, an opened bottle of wine has a lifespan shorter than a house fly around the house. But if you’re able to restrain yourself a bit longer, you might as well try to keep that last glass as tasty as your first.
Wine Preserve, sold by at little California company called CapaBunga, prevents wine spoilage utilizing a combination of these three inert gases to displace oxygen on top of your beverage. Using the device is as simple as putting a tiny tube into the neck of your prized vintage and spraying for a couple of seconds. Forget fumbling with the cork again. CapaBunga’s namesake is a silicon stopper reliable enough to allow you to store your bottle horizontally,
vertically, or even upside down.
Sold as a package with three black caps, the Ultimate Wine Preservation Kit sells for about $24 at capabunga.com