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How effective is the Vacuvin Concerto?

Okay, update: I tried this again with Il Grigio and the exact same thing happened (a bit worse a few hrs later and much worse the day after). So I don't think it's the wine.

One thing occurred to me though: is storage temperature an issue? This is supposed to work without refrigeration, but maybe my room temperature is above normal, or maybe it shouldn't be kept at room temperature at all.

Dec 08, 2013
eternal in Wine

How effective is the Vacuvin Concerto?

Well I might just be using the word sour incorrectly. It definitely seemed like that "vinegar" taste that people describe as oxidization, and it wasn't there when the bottle was first opened (and I'm pretty sure it got increasingly worse, whatever it was).

Dec 05, 2013
eternal in Wine

How effective is the Vacuvin Concerto?

Dec 04, 2013
eternal in Wine

How effective is the Vacuvin Concerto?

Hey chowhound. I picked up a vacuvin from amazon the other day and tried it out on this bottle of red wine, but I noticed it had started to get sour a few hours after dinner when I tried it last night, and it was much more sour by this morning. I pumped it until I heard the clicks and everything, and I didn't leave the bottle lying open during dinner. The bottle has never been in the fridge.

Is this normal? I'm a beginner so I'm pretty sure that if I can taste the difference, most people can. It doesn't taste too different from when I tried this before getting a pump, but I don't /think/ I misused the device...

Dec 04, 2013
eternal in Wine

Best Chinatown eats?

Hey Chowhound. I live near Baldwin and Spadina for school and I'm looking for some good, relatively inexpensive restaurants in the area. There are a ton of options but they all tend to blur together when you don't know what you're looking at, and so far all I've done for research is skim through Yelp ratings. Any specific recs?