I’m sure we’ve all had those tearful moments when you have half a bottle of wine left at the end of the night and reluctantly pour it down the drain. With non-sparkling wines, it’s easy enough to just screw the lid back on, pop it in the fridge and drink the rest the following night, but with sparkling wines, you can’t just push the cork back in. That’s where the brilliant stopper pictured below comes in…
Last night to celebrate a friend’s new job (congratulations Lee!) we opened a bottle of the delightful Philippe Michel Cremant du Jura sparkling Chardonnay. We only had a glass each and had half the bottle left and there’s no way this beauty was going to waste. Such a stopper can be found on eBay for just a few British pounds. It has a rubber plug surrounded by stainless steel which sits on the top of the bottle, with two hinged sides which clamp firmly under the rim of the bottle, making it more secure than a normal bottle stopper may fire out with the pressure!
I don’t normally drink alcohol on a school night, but this Cremant du Jura is one of my favourite wines so it didn’t take much persuasion. When popping the stopper off, there was still a burst of fizz, and my glass was full of bubbles. It tasted just as good as the night before. For just a few pounds, this is something that no wine fan should be without. A tiny but worthwhile essential investment!