Road Test Air Cork
Get that thing away from me! Relax, it’s a wine preserver – a novel way of keeping a wine fresh if you aren’t going to finish the bottle. Looks like something from a
proctologist’s tool kit. Perish the thought. See that slim balloon on one end? You push that through the neck of the bottle then inflate it using the hand-pump shaped like a bunch of grapes on the other end. Voila! It creates an airtight seal over the wine. won’t it make the wine taste a bit balloony? No, it’s food-grade plastic. In any case, you’re hardly going to use it on a bottle of Grange. I don’t know, it just sounds like a bit of a palaver. Most other wine preservers – devices that create a vacuum inside the bottle, or inject an inert gas into it – are more of a hassle. Of course, the simplest way to avoid air spoilage is to finish the whole damn bottle. So come on Halliday, CHUG CHUG CHUG!
$30, widely available