Savino is a new product on the market for the wine consumer. Their slogan is “Today’s Wine Tomorrow.”   All the wine preservation systems I’ve seen are large and take up space on the counter so when I saw this product, I new I wanted to give it a try. Finding a day where we didn’t drink an entire bottle was the problem.

On a busy evening when we only had time for a quick glass and chat Paul and I opened the 2008 Longfellow, Dry Creek Valley, Syrah.  The aromas coming from the glass were strong black pepper.  In fact it was overpowering. The palate showed complex dark berry fruit.  Layers of blackberry, spice, black cherry finishing with strong black pepper and lots of tannins.

Day 2 arrived and we were anxious to see the changes in the wine and how this was going to pour.  Did we have to reach in and take the seal off.  How is this going to work.  Very cool….when you tilt the canister to pour, the seal moves with the wine so it allows the wine to flow.

Now let’s talk about the wine. Boy did the Savino tame it down!  Much more dark berry fruit showed in the aromas coming from the glass. The tannins softened out quite a bit.  There was much better expression of the fruit showing in the wine now.  Lots of black fruit, black cherry, blackberry, some plum and a soft spice finish.

The glassware is a great size and an easy fit in the fridge should you be drinking a white wine. When you have those tall Riesling bottles that won’t quite stand up in the fridge, the Savino will be great to pour the wine in and put in the fridge to keep it chilled. It’s also a nice piece of glassware and is a great piece to preserve your wine should you only want one glass.

The Savino retails for $59.95.

Disclaimer:  I received this as a media sample from Larson Communications on behalf of Savino