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Sommeliers blind taste testing Repour

We feel strongly that if Repour doesn’t wow the most experienced wine experts, it’s not good enough for anyone else. So we engaged wine experts to test and review the Repour Wine Saver, and from the beginning, their feedback has been strong and positive: Repour would provide significant benefit to restaurant and bar owners by saving opened bottles of wine they have to throw out today, and by allowing them to offer more wines by the glass. Moreover, Repour was designed as a "quick pour" solution, saving on premise managers valuable serving time.  In short? Repour will save them a lot of money while improving the guest experience. Who wouldn’t love that?

Jeff Quint, Owner of Cedar Ridge Vineyards, was one of the first to field test Repour 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."


Jeff Quint, Owner of Cedar Ridge Vineyards

Tested and Recommended by Certified Sommeliers

In January 2016, we conducted our first blind taste test of Repour-saved wine with a group of Certified Sommeliers. They performed a blind evaluation of freshly opened bottles vs. bottles previously opened and saved with Repour, tasting Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Dr. Steven Greif, who is one of only 8 Certified Sommeliers registered in Iowa and is in current preparation for taking the Advanced Sommelier exam, helped to establish the evaluation protocol.

While extensive consumer and wine expert field testing prior to the Sommelier blind test had given us confidence that Repour really does work, we were nonetheless delighted with the results from our first official Sommelier blind taste test: All Sommeliers found Repour to be effective and would recommend it for preservation of wine in both a restaurant and a home setting.

Dr. Greif, Certified Sommelier, works with the Cedar Rapids Country Club as the Wine Director where he manages the wine program, wine lists, and assists in wine related training for the staff. He also gives regular wine education and tasting classes at CRCC on a range of wine topics including wine regions and grape varietals. After extensive evaluation, Dr. Greif concluded:

Dr. Greif, Master Sommelier
"In my use of the Repour wine preservation system, I have been impressed with how well it preserves wines of all types. I have tested it with various white, red and even sparkling wines with amazing results. It is my belief that the Repour’s ability to remove excess oxygen, not just out of the head space in an opened wine bottle but also directly out of the wine itself that makes it such an effective way to preserve opened wines. I find the Repour works better than any other wine preservation system that I have used and considering the ease of use and relative low cost of use, should be a part of any wine professional’s wine program or present in every wine connoisseur’s home."

Would You Like a Sample?

Are you a wine expert or Sommelier? We would love to have you field test Repour and give us your feedback. (We’re betting you’ll become a fan). Just take a brief moment to submit the following information and we’ll get free samples out to you right away.