Repour

Wine Saver Stopper

Wine Preserver

This wine preserver can keep an open bottle fresh for weeks—or longer. You might not know that oxidation is the culprit that robs wine of taste once the bottle is open. Repour is a smart stopper that effectively blocks out air, preserving your vintage in a drinkable state.

Chemist (and wine lover) Tom Lutz created Repour to make
a bottle’s last glass taste as good as the first. It’s Made in the USA and contains oxygen-absorbing materials that remove oxygen from the bottle and the wine itself, too.

With Repour in place of a standard cork, you can save a full bottle of wine, even if you’re only drinking a glass at a time over days, weeks, or months. Now there’s no pressure to finish a bottle or toss it—it’s patiently waiting for you.
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Keep wine good to the last glass—for months.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Tom
    Tom

    Hello Grommet fans! I’m Tom Lutz, Founder and Inventor of the Repour Wine Saver. If you’re like me, you hate pouring wine down the drain. I hope you’ll enjoy keeping your wine fresh with Repour just as much as I do. I’m here and available to answer any questions you have. Cheers!

  • George
    George
    7/18/2017 10:53 AM

    How long will the stopper last?

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 11:08 AM

    @George Our Repour Wine Saver has been tested to last days, weeks, and even months. We are currently in process of testing beyond that, and have high expectations. Remember that one stopper works for one complete bottle of wine, even when consumed glass by glass. The stopper will work for as long as you enjoy your bottle.

  • Alexander
    Alexander
    7/18/2017 11:28 AM

    @Tom

    Sorry, but confused with " The stopper will work for as long as you enjoy your bottle." Does that mean that your Stopper will last only one bottle - one time. If they can be reused - If so, How long, how many times?

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 12:51 PM

    @Alexander Repour is designed with the Oxygen absorption capacity of a minimum of 1500 ml of air (or 10 glasses of "air"). With careful tracking and saving between bottles, it is entirely possible to extend one Repour Stopper to multiple bottles. For example, if you consumed 1/2 a bottle of wine and saved it with Repour and finished the bottle at the next sitting, you would have "used" 2.5 glasses of air. In this way, Repour would work for 4 bottle of wine. The real challenge comes in saving the stopper from one bottle of wine to the next as if left out to the environment it will become quickly used up. We encourage creativity in tracking and saving an opened stopper, but because we want users to have the best possible experience we only formally recommend/endorse use of "1-stopper per bottle".

  • Paul
    Paul
    7/18/2017 10:57 AM

    Not sure about the magic oxygen-removing material, but does it work as well as the storage caps and units that pump-evacuate the air in the bottle? Would love if it did...although mine only have to last a few days, not weeks :)

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 11:11 AM

    @Paul Repour is tremendously more effective than the vacuum pumps. Vacuum pumps reduce oxygen levels to 4-5%, which only extends the shelf life briefly. We get oxygen levels down to 0.05%, and the dissolved oxygen in the wine to less than 0.03ppm. Because of this, and because the stopper is continuously and actively absorbing any oxygen present, our Repour Wine Saver lasts so much longer (months) without any wine degradation.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    7/18/2017 12:28 PM

    @Tom What I perceive that you're being asked by Paul and many others here, Tom, is for how many uses can this Wine Stopper be used, ie: once the first bottle of one is drunk, can the Wine Stopper be used on another bottle of wine with the same results, and after that bottle of wine is finished off, the stopper can be used for many more bottles of wine with the same results? Thanks for answering this particular question, CATherine

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 12:50 PM

    @Catherine Repour is designed with the Oxygen absorption capacity of a minimum of 1500 ml of air (or 10 glasses of "air"). With careful tracking and saving between bottles, it is entirely possible to extend one Repour Stopper to multiple bottles. For example, if you consumed 1/2 a bottle of wine and saved it with Repour and finished the bottle at the next sitting, you would have "used" 2.5 glasses of air. In this way, Repour would work for 4 bottles of wine. The real challenge comes in saving the stopper from one bottle of wine to the next as if left out to the environment it will become quickly used up. We encourage creativity in tracking and saving an opened stopper, but because we want users to have the best possible experience we only formally recommend/endorse use of "1-stopper per bottle".

  • christine
    christine
    7/18/2017 11:05 AM

    How are these different from the silicone "rabbit" stoppers I have for my wine?

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 11:13 AM

    @christine The Silicone "rabbit" stoppers have both decorative and vacuum functions. Our Repour Wine Saver stopper has active oxygen-absorption, which brings the oxygen levels in the air above the wine, and the wine itself down to virtually zero (less than 0.03ppm!). Because it does this actively and continuously, it works effectively to prevent the wine degradation and keep your wine fresh for up to months (and perhaps more, we're still testing!).

  • Alexandria
    Alexandria
    7/18/2017 11:22 AM

    Is this reusable or meant to be thrown away after each bottle? If not reusable, I hope it is recyclable.

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 11:32 AM

    @Alexandria We found that municipal recycling in the U.S. typically "screens" out items the small size of Repour (unfortunately), so if put in your curbside recycling, it is unlikely it will be recycled. However, the individual components (plastic housing and rubber bottom) are recyclable, so if customers send the product back to us, we will recycle it (in volume) on our end. Hope that helps!

  • Tom
    Tom
    7/18/2017 11:30 AM

    If one stopper may be taken off and put back on multiple times over weeks on one bottle, why can't the same stopper be used on multiple bottles over the same period of time with the same number of re-corkings, say 4 or 5?

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 12:21 PM

    Repour was designed for the capacity (air volume) of one bottle of wine, taken one glass at a time (1500 ml of air), for however long that bottle is enjoyed. So the capacity of a single stopper is not related to the number of corkings, but rather for the anticipated air volume of one bottle being enjoyed one glass at at time. For example, if you enjoyed most of your bottle the very first time you opened it, and only had one glass left, the Repour Wine Saver would be working to keep oxygen out of a fairly large amount of air in that bottle. So, it would be using a lot (but not all) of it's capacity, even though you had only recorked the bottle once in that case. Hope that makes sense?

    If only used on 1/2 of a bottle of wine would there be capacity left? Yes. We want to ensure 100% success in saving wine, so while we hope users will find solutions that work best for the use habits, we only endorse 1 stopper per bottle to ensure success.

  • Steve
    Steve
    7/18/2017 11:42 AM

    Tom - Can the stopper be reused for more than one bottle or is the Repour a single bottle stopper that is meant to be disposed of after use?

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 11:55 AM

    @Steve Yes, each Repour Wine Saver stopper is a single stopper designed to be used for one bottle of wine (for however long you enjoy it), then disposed after use. Each stopper was designed for the air volume capacity of one bottle of wine, enjoyed one glass at a time, for an extended period of time. The stopper capacity is designed based on air volume. This is why one stopper works for one bottle.

  • Howard
    Howard
    7/18/2017 12:02 PM

    @Tom So put into more consumer friendly terms: Each bottle of wine requires a new stopper. And stoppers should not [or can not] be used for another bottle? It seems to me that the purchase of the Repour Stopper makes sense ONLY if you have an expensive bottle to open and you want to save the remains. Not sure that a $9 stopper for a $20 bottle makes economic sense. I got excited at first. Sorry.

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 12:30 PM

    @Howard The 8.95 is for 4 stoppers, so it's actually $2.24/stopper. If spending $2.24 can save just one glass of wine worth as little as $3.00 (a typical $15.00 bottle of wine) then Repour has saved you money. The higher the value of your wine, of course, the more Repour saves you. Customers tell us that using Repour also lets them open up more varieties to offer guests, without fear of having to throw any out. So there is a $ savings benefit, along with being able to enjoy your wine with more freedom.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    7/18/2017 12:32 PM

    @Howard Amen, Howard. I'm with you. Was too very excited at first, and the initial idea is fantastic; however so much waste regarding the plastic that Tom reports cannot or will not be recycled precludes me from purchasing even one of these clever stoppers. I'm too environmentally aware to be adding to more plastic polution, regardless of being able to better enjoy that one bottle of awesome wine.

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    7/18/2017 12:43 PM

    @Catherine Hi Catherine! The materials themselves actually are recyclable but often municipal recycling does not always accept/recycle items its size. Repour has offered to recycle these themselves, however, saying "if customers send the product back to us, we will recycle it (in volume) on our end." Thanks for your question!

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 12:53 PM

    @Andrew Thanks for helping clarify, Andrew.

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 1:03 PM

    @Catherine -- Perhaps further comment will help here: We were shocked to find out that despite being made of recyclable materials, that due to curb-side recycling practices in the US, anything the size of Repour (and actually a little bigger) that is placed in curb-side recycling actually ends up being sorted out of the recycling stream at recycling facilities. We take the environment and the footprint we leave very seriously. We welcome the return of any/all used stoppers to us, from which as a manufacturer we can follow different recycling protocols than traditional "curb-side" recycling and ensure any returned stopper is fully recycled.

  • Sheila
    Sheila
    7/18/2017 2:29 PM

    @Tom I was an early backer of this project on Kickstarter. To all of you who are concerned, I have successfully used a single repour on multiple bottles of wine. I think Tom is being a good maker in this instance. He doesn't want to over promise. In my experience, I have been able to use the repour on 4-5 bottles of different wine, with different amounts and varying time periods. Obviously, things vary, but it is far from a "one off" product and is far better than any other wine preserver I have ever used. Ordering more today.

  • Tom
    Tom – Special Guest
    7/18/2017 3:37 PM

    @Sheila Thank you very much for your early backing of Repour and for sharing your experience with the grommet community. Moreover, I'm glad Repour is working well to save your favorite wine. Cheers!

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