Automatic Wine Preserver by Brookstone
Purchased at: Amazon
Brookstone says, “Ensure that your wine stays fresher to the last drop. Our Automatic Wine Preserver automatically pumps air out of an opened bottle of wine to help prevent oxidation, which can degrade flavor and bouquet. Simply insert into an opened bottle, secure, and the vacuum automatically removes all excess air to help keep your wine fresher between glasses. Is your wine at the right serving temp? Now you’ll always know. The Automatic Wine Preserver’s built-in thermometer monitors wine temperature to help you serve it at the correct temperature.”
Expectation/What it Means:
The Automatic Wine Preserver is designed to not only remove a significant amount of oxygen from an opened wine bottle but will also monitor the “vacuum” and if air leaks back in will pump it out again.
What it also means is that if “Automatic Wine Preserver” is the most inventive name they could come up with; Brookstone needs some serious help in their marketing department. That’s the equivalent of Ford calling a new model “A Car with Four Wheels”. For the remainder of this review, we’ll be calling AWP which is only slightly less imaginative.