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Vino Pop Review: Air Pump Wine Opener

Vino Pop Review: Air Pump Wine Opener
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Vino Pop is a handy wine opening set that makes opening a bottle quick and easy. Does it work as advertised? Here is our Vino Pop review.

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About Vino Pop

Vino Pop is a user friendly wine opener that will open a bottle easily and quickly without damaging the cork. The official website is vinopop.com, with a registration date of November 2013. The screen capture below was taken of the product website in June 2017.

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Claims & Features

  • Pop corks quickly without pulling or tugging
  • Will not damage cork or get bits of cork in wine
  • Simple to use
  • Does not require batteries or CO2 cartridges
  • Insert the pin, pump the handle, & pop the cork
  • Quicker & more user friendly than wine keys or battery operated wine openers

Cost

When ordering Vino Pop, there is a mandatory double offer that costs $19.99 + $5.99 P&H for a total of $25.98. The kit comes with 2 Perfect Wine Openers, 2 Perfect Seal Wine Sealers, 2 Perfect Cutter Foil Cutters, 2 Perfect Aerator Pour Spouts, and 2 organizing pouches. There are two available color themes: Burgundy or Slate. At the time of this writing, Vino Pop is not available in stores.

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Vino Pop Review

Vino Pop is a wine bottle opener that uses air pressure to help easily remove the cork thanks to its rather simple design. On the bottom of the unit is a needle which can be inserted through the center of a wine cork in the bottle you wish to open. The needle is pushed down so that it protrudes below the level of the cork. Next, you simply pump the handle up and down a few times, which pushes air down into the bottle and forces the cork upward. After a few pumps, the cork will slide up and out and your bottle is ready to pour.

Fortunately for those considering such a purchase, this is a relatively proven design, and similar devices tend to have rather high consumer ratings. It is simple to use and you will probably be surprised to find that it works about as advertised. I’ve used devices just like this and found them to work like a charm. I prefer this type of design over a corkscrew, as that can damage the cork or even send cork bits into the wine below. With Vino Pop, a slight amount of force may still be required to pull the cork off, but I think it will require less effort than other manual options.

To be fair, I have seen instances where these devices don’t really work, or the cork only raises about half an inch. I’m not sure why there are occasional duds, but it could be related to the length of the cork or the pressure inside the bottle.

I’m not usually a fan of double offers, especially because this isn’t the kind of thing that people would buy in pairs. The current offer, however, does require you to buy two sets of everything, although you don’t have to pay double shipping, which is a good thing. Most TV bonuses are not very useful, but this bonus set does offer a nice collection of wine-related accessories.

Price-wise, Vino Pop is probably on the high end of the spectrum compared to other air pump wine openers, which I briefly discuss below. Most of the openers like this cost closer to $10. It may pay to shop around.

Alternatives

You may be happy to know that there are several air pump wine openers already on the market, ranging in price from about $8-$12. This $9 model has over 200 reviews and a 4.3 star rating.

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