The friends came over and you cracked open that bottle of Italian wine. Then, you opened another and another.
Everybody leaves feeling merry and you’ve had a great night together. But you still have half a bottle of wine leftover.
So, you do what most people do. Screw the cap back on (or pop the cork back in) and leave it aside for another day.
You come back to it a few days later, pour yourself a glass, and take that first sip.
The wine doesn’t taste anywhere near as good as it did when you first opened it. And if it’s been long enough, the wine might have gone off completely.
You’ve just been the victim of oxidation.
When you pour a glass of wine, the liquid clashes with the oxygen in the air.
This isn’t a bad thing. In most cases, the wine gets its full flavours unlocked thanks to a little bit of oxygen.
Little bit is the key term there though.
If you left that glass out for a few hours, that oxygen exposure slowly changes the chemical composition of the wine. This alters the taste, often with bad results after enough time.
Now, think about what happens when you open a bottle of wine.
You pop the cork and air rushes into the bottle. As you pour wine out, more air gets in.
Then, you reseal the bottle.
What you’ve just done is trapped a whole bunch of air inside the bottle. That air’s going to keep reacting with the wine itself, changing it composition in the process.
By the time you open the bottle again, the wine is just a shadow of its former self.
That’s oxidation in action.
But of course, it’s not like you can just leave the bottle open either. Air will get in that way too, so sealing it is the only option, right? You’ll just have to drink it faster than you intended to.
That’s not the case.
If you can create a vacuum within the bottle, you don’t have to worry about the effects that the air will have on the drink.
That’s where the Pulltex Black Winesaver Vacuum Pump comes in.
It’s pretty simple.
This is a pump that you can place on the bottle of wine in place of the cork or cap. The pump will then pull all of the air out of the bottle before sealing it.
Once it’s sealed, there’s no air inside the bottle. And just as importantly, no air can get into the bottle either.
The pump also serves as a bottle cap, which means you don’t have to remove it and then try to quickly seal the bottle up.
With the pump in place, oxidation is no longer a problem. Or at least it’s not as big a one as it used to be.
So, you’ve probably got an idea of why you’re want to get your hands on this pump. But let’s look at a reasons why you’d want the Pulltex Black Winesaver Vacuum Pump specifically.
Reason #1 – It Preserves the Wine
This is the big one and it’s pretty obvious if you’ve read the rest of this article.
The oxidation process that damages your wine gets stopped in its track by the pump. There are no air-based chemicals interacting with the wine, which means the liquid maintains its chemical composition.
The end result is that the wine you eventually pour is close to the same standard as it was when you first opened the bottle.
Now, it’s important to remember that the very act of opening the bottle oxidizes the wine to a certain extent. It’s not a process that you can prevent from happening.
The pump simply allows you to mitigate the effects. Instead of the wine spending days, or even weeks, being exposed to air, it need only spend a few minutes before the pump gets put in place.
Reason #2 – It Looks the Part
You’re a wine lover.
That means you want to be sleek and stylish, right?
You don’t want some huge pump hanging off the end of a bottle, even if it’s doing a good service for the wine.
The good news is that the sleek black design of the Pulltex Black Winesaver Vacuum Pump means that it looks great when in use. It slots perfectly over most bottle lips and isn’t in the slightest bit bulky.
That means you don’t have to worry about storage at all.
This particular version of the pump also comes with the xtraWine branded. If you love our site, and we hope that you do, this pump is the perfect accessory for protecting the wines that you buy from us.
Reason #3 – It’s Cost-Effective
It’s possible that you spent quite a lot of money on your bottle of Italian wine.
But even if you only spent €20, that still means that you’re pouring €10 down the drain if you end up letting half a bottle get oxidized.
Multiply that over several bottles of wine during the course of the year and you’re costing yourself a lot of money.
So, that brings us back to the Pulltex Black Winesaver Vacuum Pump.
How much does it cost?
You can get your hands on one from our website for less than €7. If we take that €20 bottle as an example, you’re already saving yourself €3 in wine that you don’t have to waste.
The pump pays for itself. And every use after that first basically ensures that you’re keeping a little more money in your pocket.
The Final Word
No longer do you have to pour that half a bottle of wine down the sink because it’s gone off.
With a vacuum pump, you preserve the wine for longer, which means you get to enjoy it when you want to. And better still, this little investment will save you a ton of money in the long run.
All that’s left is to grab yours now before stocks run out.
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