As a wine drinker living with a man who doesn’t drink at all, I have a bad habit of letting three-quarters of a bottle go bad. Because of this, I often buy single cans of beer or cider when what I really want is a single glass of red. Thankfully, there’s a gadget that can fix this: Coravin’s Pivot wine-preservation system. Multiple sommeliers have explained to us how the system protects the remaining wine in your bottle from oxidation through an ingenious design involving a hollow needle, which pierces the cork without pushing it into the bottle, that allows you to, in the words of sommelier Eric Tschudi, “get what you need out of the bottle without actually opening it.” While we feel it’s worth the money you’ll save on spoiled bottles even at full price, we’re especially pleased to have spotted it available for 30 percent off at Nordstrom. I’ll be buying one for myself, but it would also make a great gift for Mother’s Day, which — don’t forget — is coming up fast.
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