The 3 Best Wine Preservation Systems

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Even if you're a big wine fan, it's inevitable you'll end up with a half-empty bottle once in a while. Instead of letting it go to waste, the best wine preservation systems can keep your favorite wine crisp and fresh until you're ready to finish it off.

An entire system can be a big investment, so you want to make sure you know the ins and outs of all your options. Most wine preservation systems are either vacuum systems or a combination of vacuum technology and argon gas. Vacuum systems involve removing all oxygen from your bottle to prevent oxidation (and your wine getting stale). Some systems also come with argon gas capsules to extend shelf life even further. Additionally, a special food-grade argon spray can literally be sprayed into your wine, creating a top layer that blocks air from touching the liquid.

All preservation systems have their pros and cons, including price point, durability, and whether or not you can reuse them. While a vacuum system can be a bit pricier, they also tend to keep wine fresh for longer. And while a simple spray solution may not keep your wine fresh for as long, you can also use it on as many bottles as you want, whereas most wine vacuum systems only feature enough supplies to preserve one or two.

No matter which way you go, the best wine preservation systems can actually save you money in the long run. Keep scrolling for my picks, below.