10 of the Best Wine Stoppers and Tools for Preserving Wine
Maintaining the quality of an open bottle of wine or Champagne has never been easier.
Whether you keep a fully stocked wine cellar, enjoy the occasional glass of cabernet sauvignon, or fall somewhere in between, it's important to keep the proper tools on hand to preserve a bottle of wine. From basic wine stoppers that will keep the contents of your bottle good for a few days to innovative wine preservation systems that maintain the quality for years, you'll find there's a wide range of wine tools available to suit your specific need, whatever it may be.
The most simple version of these products are basic rubber bottle stoppers, like a colorful set from Rabbit. They feature a sturdy grip, which keeps the stopper in place even as you move it in and out of the refrigerator or pantry. You can even use the multi-colored stoppers to remind yourself of when you opened a particular bottle (think blue for Wednesday and maroon for Friday). And while you may not think it's possible to preserve the pop, fizz, clink inside a glass of sparkling wine or Champagne, we found an under-$10 Champagne stopper will do the trick. It creates a super tight seal, which prevents both leakage and the bubbles from popping.
Looking for a way to preserve an open bottle of wine for months—or even years? While most wine stoppers only maintain the quality of wine for a few days, two products from Coravin—their original wine preservation system for corked bottles and screwcaps—will do just that.
Rabbit Bottle Stoppers
In four moody shades of burgundy, navy, gray, and black, these rubber bottle stoppers are perfect for preserving a bottle of wine for a few hours or a few days. The rubber grip helps anchor the stopper in place—and we love that they're dishwasher safe.
Shop Now: Rabbit Bottle Stoppers, $8.95 for four, surlatable.com.
Rabbit Pro Aerator and Stopper
This savvy two-in-one system acts as both a wine aerator and stopper that you can leave in a bottle of wine.
Shop Now: Rabbit Pro Aerator & Stopper, $24.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Coravin Wine Preservation System
The ultimate wine preservation system, this tool allows you to pour a glass of wine without ever having to remove the cork (no corkscrew or wine stopper needed!). It preserves the contents for months—or even years—ensuring that each glass tastes as good as the first.
Shop Now: Coravin Model Three Wine Preservation System, $199.95, surlatable.com.
Rabbit Champagne Preserver
Never let a bottle of bubbly go flat again with this genius Champagne or sparkling wine preserver. Users call it "chic and simple to use," "high quality," and "impossible to break."
Shop Now: Rabbit Champagne Preserver, $15, amazon.com.
Macy's Wine Stoppers
Show your love for the Big Apple with this set of wine stoppers and corkscrew inspired by the Macy's flagship store in the heart of New York City.
Shop Now: Macy's Wine Stopper, $20 for three, macys.com.
Shiraleah Reindeer Bottle Stopper
Vacu Vin Wine Saver/Stopper
Think your bottle of Champagne will go flat after a few hours of being opened? Think again. This handy bottle sealer helps to preserve both the bubbles and flavor in sparkling wine for up to one week. And with more than 1,500 four- and five-star reviews, who could argue with that?
Shop Now: MiTBA Champagne Stopper, $9.97, amazon.com.