Saturday, March 28, 2009

Platypus Wine Preserver

I like wine, I really do. I like wine so much that when my husband asks if I want to split a bottle with him, I say yes. Sadly, there is always a difference between how much wine I want to drink before opening a bottle and how much wine I want to drink after the bottle has been opened. In economics we call this a time inconsistency problem.

So whenever I agree to split a bottle of wine with my husband, one of two things happens:

  1. I drink three quarters of a glass of wine, refill my glass, and try to convince my husband that it's my third or fourth glass. This is not hard to do because my husband actually has consumed three or four glasses by this point.
  2. I have a glass of wine, my husband has two glasses. Then he realizes I'm not going to drink my share and he does not want to get drunk on my behalf. So we put the rest of the wine away for another day.
It's the extra wine that causes trouble. We're not big drinkers, and wine doesn't actually last that long. So we use our wine vacuum (which doesn't really do anything), put the bottle in the fridge, and promise ourselves we'll drink the rest before it turns to vinegar.

We inevitably fail. Whenever I open a bottle of wine, my mouth is writing a check that my liver can't cash.

That's why I'm psyched about the Platypus Platy Wine Preserver. It has a stupid name (what do platypuses have to do with wine?) but I'm for it. You pour wine into it, squeeze out the air, and voila, your wine lasts longer. It's the same idea that powers boxed wine.

The only thing the Platypus Wine Preserver is missing is a straw. That would make it like a giant Capri Sun, only filled with alcohol. Awesome.

Platypus Platy Preserve Wine Preserver, 800ml


  1. Why not just give in to your heritage and buy boxed wine?

  2. I have long had a dream of drinking wine from a giant Capri Sun pouch. Thank you for making my dreams come true.