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Kevin Vogt

Master Sommelier (MS) and Owner of Wine Country Connections (wine shop and tastings), Yountville, CA

 

We pour over 70 wines by the taste and by the glass in our wine shop and tasting room in Yountville.  Before using Repour, we were wasting quite a bit of wine.  The Coravin is not optimized for pouring two ounce pours over a long period of time, so when bottles would get below 1/2 full, they would start to oxidize and we would have to use them quickly or lose them.  Since we started using Repour in July, our lost wine on bottles we use a Repour on have dropped to nearly zero.  Thanks for creating such a brilliant product.
Kevin Vogt Master Sommelier endorses Repour
Will Costello Master Sommelier endorses Repour

Will Costello

Master Sommelier (MS) and Estates Ambassador, Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Estate Wines

 

After 6 weeks of testing Repour on a number of different wines, and using the skills I have learned over my career as a Master Sommelier, I can say Repour is one of the most astonishing products I have seen in over 10 years. I use the word astonishing exactly to its definition; “extremely surprising or impressive; amazing.

Michael Meagher

Master Sommelier (MS) and Principal, Sommelier On-Demand Hospitality Services

 

Everyone with restaurant experience knows the sad sorry of a great bottle of wine being opened for a glass pour, then it gets sent to the purgatory of hanging around the backbar, going unsold for a few days. Until one day the cork is pulled and sadly the remains of that bottle have to be poured down the drain, or sent to the kitchen for cooking, as it's just a shadow of the greatness that it once was. The fact that Repour brings spoilage down to nearly nil, in and of itself is a really big deal.

Michael Meagher
Jason Caballero Advanced Sommelier and Lead Sommelier at Michael Mina Bourbon Steak, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, endorses Repour Wine Saver

Jason Caballero

Advanced Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers), Lead Sommelier, Michael Mina Bourbon Steak -- Fairmont Princess
Repour is an incredible little slice of simplicity when it comes to preserving wine. It is majorly convenient for a myriad of reasons: No need to scrub a machine, no need to keep up with gas, you get to use all of the wine in the bottle, and it doesn’t take 40 minutes to pour a glass of wine. From a straight cost saving perspective, it’s worth its weight in gold. Anyone can use them, you don’t need training to pull a “cork” out and pour wine. The fact that the wine has to reopen is absolutely amazing and almost unbelievable! The wines have stayed ridiculously fresh. I won’t use anything else from here on out when it comes to managing the Reserve By-The-Glass program.

The Wine Guys

The Wine Guys is one of the leading wine influences and bloggers, appealing to both millenials and baby boomers, with their reviews of fine wine and wineries.

We don't usually vouch for wine products, especially when it comes to wine savers (we've tried them all, and only a few work), but @repourwinesaver is an incredible product we recently tried out that's too good not to share!...We tested it on two bottles between one week and two week intervals....and there was no detectable signs of oxidation or change....Extremely user friendly, no complicated pumps or needs, just plug and go, and it helps that ti's pretty cheap too.  No, we aren't getting paid or compensated for this post, we genuinely do love this product and recommend it to all levels of wine lovers!
thewineguys endorsement
A.J. Ojeda-Pons, Wine Director and Sommelier for Repour Wine Saver

A.J. Ojeda-Pons

Wine Director and Sommelier, the Lambs Club, NYC
We have been successfully using the @repourwinesaver on our #bytheglass program @thelambsclub to keep our wines fresh for service until the last glass! #innovative #wine #tools #sommlife #keeponpouring #geekytools #winesaver

Amanda McCrossin

Sommelier at PRESS and Wine Writer @SOMMVIVANT
When I first discovered them I was really skeptical and then I tried it out and I put it in a wine and after 3 1/2 - 4 weeks the wine was still perfectly in tact....I was really impressed and it's really inexpensive. It's a lot easier than some of the pumps I've seen. It's easier than getting a tank of argon gas, which is what restaurants typically use. This is a really simple, easy way to keep your wine in tact. (from YouTube @SOMMVIVANT)

Andrew Harris

Sommelier, Bachannalia Restaurant, Atlanta
(Via Instagram @ausomm) ...this is a pretty damn cool new technology!...I took a bottle of a 2005 Croix du Beaucaillou that I poured 3 glasses out of and then put the stopper in. I let it sit for 13 days then I opened it and tried it with my executive chef, who has one of the best palatest I have ever seen. Both of us were pretty amazed to see that the wine was perfectly sound....the folks at @repourwinesver didn't pay me....Just want ya'll to quit wasting wine by pouring it out...Check it out!

Scott Neal

Winemaker at Coeur de Terre Vineyard
It is a wine saver that actively removes the harmful Oxygen from your wine keeping it fresh for months....even when enjoyed glass-by-glass. Cheers!
Bobbie Burgess, Sommelier, Restaurant Tyler, Starkville, MS

Bobbie Burgess

Sommelier, Restaurant Tyler, Starkville, MS
Thanks to Repour, we have really changed how we are able to serve wine. We are a smaller (but growing) restaurant, and Repour allows us to offer wines by-the-glass which people typically aren’t familiar with. We are now serving 32 wines BTG - up from 10 before Repour - and our wine sales are up 500% in the 3 months we have been using them! We use Repour on all of our still wines and on our dessert wines, too; they are fantastic on vintage Port. Since we made the switch, there has been zero waste due to spoilage, and we are saving more than $400/week in wine damages — and making money where we used to lose it. Thank you for creating such a wonderful and necessary product. This is something we truly believe in, and every restaurant and bar should get on board and start using them.

Gary Luchtel

Owner and Winemaker, Fortunati Vineyards, Napa, CA
I finally reopened that bottle of wine I closed with Repour five months ago (at 65% full)...The wine showed no evidence of acetic acid increase...Argon could not have done this job unless maybe, and that is a big maybe, if you gas daily and chill in the frig...I'm a believer.

Rick Dean

Wine Blogger and Photographer
(After 4 day test stopped with Repour on an Oregon Pinot Noir from Teutonic Wine Company) Does it taste the same today as it did on Monday? Let's find out...the nose is beautiful...very berry...color has stayed the same which means that there has been no oxidation....here we go...(taste)...It's remarkable. It tastes as fresh right now as it did on Monday... This is a $32 bottle of wine...so spending $1.50 to save the bottle so I can drink this wine over several days or several weeks makes a lot of sense to me.

Elizabeth Dames

Assistant Clubhouse Manager, Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers
We deal with a significant amount of wine waste because of the number of separate bars we have set up on any given night. Most wine preservation products I have tried are cost and time prohibitive. Since we've started using Repour, I'm savings hundreds of dollars each month on wine waste. Repour is both effective and easy to use. Since starting with Repour we've been able to expand our BTG offerings in our a la carte dining and we've reduced waste considerably for our banquet business. Repour is working great for us!

Anthony Garcia

Sommelier, The American Club, Kohler, WI
We all want wine to last forever, especially after it’s been uncorked. You perhaps, selfishly, tasted an epiphany wine and now you want others to taste the hype. But wine exposed to the elements starts turning into vinegar or cooking wine with every passing minute. Don’t read me wrong, oxygen is great for wine for it allows the wine to evolve, but like everything in life, it should be exposed in moderation. As sommeliers, we look for ways to expose everyone to the endless world of wine, but besides being wine liberators, we also need to look at our bottom line. Opening an expensive bottle of wine for someone to have one glass doesn’t make financial sense #$ @repourwinesaver has the solution. I admire what Repour has accomplished here, to save wine one Repour at a time. The wine stopper removes harmful oxygen from inside, keeping the wine fresh. I tested Repour with 4 different wines of different varietals and bottle shapes and I’m very pleased with the results. It has a one fits all closure and it really does save wine lives. This product gives Megan and I the flexibility to have only one glass each and we still are able to enjoy the rest of the bottle at a later date. We love this product and will be using it far into the future.
Anthony Garcia Sommelier endorses Repour in instagram
Jeff Quint, Owner of Cedar Ridge Vineyards

Jeff Quint

Owner of Cedar Ridge Vineyards, was one of the first to field test Repour in his tasting room and loved it
Here at Cedar Ridge our restaurant closes every Sunday and we don’t re-open until Wednesday. In the past that meant every Sunday we had to pour out hundreds of dollars of wine. Now, with the Repour Wine Saver, we simply replace the corks with the stopper when we leave here on Sunday. When we come back on Wednesday the wines are as fresh as they were when we opened them.