Distinguished Wine Panel: "Wine Saver PRO out [on] top"
Earlier this spring, at Hakkasan in London, England, an impeccable panel of judges led by Susanna Forbes tested wine preservation systems for imbibe magazine's July / August, 2008 Keep it Fresh feature. The notable panel consisted of Benoit Allauzan, head sommelier, The Greenhouse, Andrew Connor, head sommelier & wine buyer, The Lanesborough, Christine Parkinson, group wine buyer, Hakkasan group, Matt Wilkin, proprietor of The Princess Victoria and former Ruinart Sommelier of the Year, and Clare Young, managing director, Vintellect training consultancy.
On the first day of the test, 2 white wines and 2 red wines were tasted fresh and evaluated. Then on the 4th, 7th, 10th and 14th day of the test each of the wines was evaluated from the four wine preservation systems being tested, a vac-u-vinned sample, a fresh bottle and a control bottle that had simply been stored corked since the start of the trial.
And what did they find out?
We've been saying it all along, but we'll quote imbibe magazine:
"How it did ... One of the best set of scores at Day 4 continued well, with the Wine Saver Pro coming out top with the two reds on Day 10 and Day 14."
Just how far out on top?
Domaine Gilles Robin, Cuvée Albéric Bouvet, Crozes Hermitage 2005, Rhône, France.
(Characteristic to follow: Texture & Complexity)
Linda Domas Egidio Shiraz 2005, McLaren Vale, South Australia.
(Characteristic to follow: Fruit & Flavour)
Read the Wine Saver PRO review from 'Keep it Fresh'
Read imbibe magazine's 'Keep it Fresh' feature - July / August, 2008
(Source: imbibe Magazine, July / August 2008)
Sat, Sep 13, 2008