Wine Saver and Money Saver: The VinEdge

VinEdge is a great device to keep around if you want to keep your opened wine at its best and savor it awhile longer. Photo: VinEdge Products

LOS ANGELES , November 25, 2013– Tons of wine will be poured at the Thanksgiving table but there will always be one or two bottles cracked open at the end of the meal that don’t get finished. A way to keep these and other wines at their best until you drink the last glass is the VinEdge. The VinEdge is a wine pourer with an inflatable plastic bag that inflates as the wine pours out of the bottle. Air does not get in and the wine stays in its best form.  

The VinEdge was created in 2010 by three oenophiles who wanted to find a better way to preserve and extend their fine wines.


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Wine is expensive and opening a bottle at the end of a long work day to have just one glass of wine may not fit into the budget.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to open a bottle of wine and keep it at its best for days while slowly consuming the whole bottle?

The Fresh Test

We tested two bottles one red and one white.

The Red Wine Test: We placed the spout into the bottle right after we removed the cork. We did not pour any wine at this time. The wine was set to be tested at five days after the bottle was opened.

Step1: Opened the bottle.

Step 2: Placed the Vinsert (plastic bag) into the wine pourer.

Step 3: Placed the bag and pourer into the bottle.

Step 4: Poured wine from the bottle. 

The wine poured easily and the bag inflated just as the directions stated. The wine remained fine through out all five days.

The White Wine Test: We placed the spout into the bottle after one glass had been poured from the bottle. The wine was tested seven days after the wine was opened.

Step1: Opened the bottle.

Step 2: Poured a glass of wine from the bottle.

Step 3: Placed the Vinsert (plastic bag) into the wine pourer.

Step 4: Placed the bag and pourer into the bottle.

Step 5: Poured wine from the bottle. 

The wine poured easily and the bag inflated just as the directions stated. Because we had removed some wine from the bottle air remained in the bottle. The wine that remained was not at its best at the end of the seven days.

Pros:

First, VinEdge is easy to use and simple to store. 

Second, the wine does not leak from the spout if tilted. 

Third, it’s easy to clean.

Fourth, it keeps wine fresh.

Cons:

First, it’s best used for a full bottle of wine.

Second, the wine has to breathe after you have poured it into a glass.

Third, it’s a bit pricey and requires the continued buying of Vinserts. 

Overall Rating: 3/4 cup out of 1 cup. The VinEdge is a good buy for those who don’t drink a full bottle of wine in one sitting. It would also be a good investment for restaurants to keep bottles at their best.

Purchasing Info: The VinEdge can be purchased on vin-edge.com for $29.95 and the inserts are $7.95 for a 12-pack.

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Mary Moran

Upon graduating from the California School of Culinary Arts in 2002, Chef Mary Payne Moran began her professional career shelling crabs at the world-renowned restaurant, Michael's in Santa Monica.  Simultaneously, she launched her own company, Hail Mary’s, founded upon the belief that good food nurtures the soul, and began catering weddings, parties and large corporate events.

In the fall of 2008, Mary began teaching her culinary skills to others.    Currently she can be found at Hollywood School House teaching her after school cooking class, and teaching her popular "Vegetables or Not Here I Come" assembly.

Most recently, Mary has launched another division in her company as well as a chef she is now also a Certified Nutritionist for high profile clients.  She helps her clients discover their healthy way of eating.  Mary has recently been published in the Los Angeles Magazine, & The New Jersey Star Ledger.

Daily she addresses cooking aficionados through her blog - Cooking with Chef Mary as well as her how-to webisodes on You Tube.

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