This is a great buy if your wine lover is like me – often emptying only half a bottle. Yes, the half-bottle trick works well enough, but it’s a lot easier to use the Vacu-Vin to preserve an unfinished bottle of wine.
Another reason I like the Vacu-Vin is that it enables me to open two or three bottles in an evening and not feel guilty about it. Often, I’ll open a bottle and find that it doesn’t quite go right with my meal — and being the geek that I am, I’ll open another (and another) to try and get a closer-to-perfect match. Or, I may want to have a glass of white before moving to a glass of red toward the end of the meal. Since the Vacu-Vin comes with two stoppers, you can keep two bottles fresh for the next few days — although if your wine lover is as geeky as me, you might want to purchase additional stoppers for the stocking.