Frequently asked questions:
Can I use repour for more than one bottle?
Repour was designed to absorb the oxygen from one 750 ml bottle of wine, enjoyed glass-by-glass. If you move it to a second bottle, it may lose its oxygen-absorbing capacity before you finish the bottle. As a rule of thumb, when your bottle is empty, so is Repour.
Can I lay a bottle on its side when it has a repour in it?
Since air needs to pass through the packet in order for the stopper to work, the introduction of moisture from laying a bottle on its side will render Repour ineffective. There is nothing harmful in the sachet, and nothing enters the wine, so there is no danger in drinking it. Depending on how long the bottle has been without Repour’s absorption capabilities though, there may still be oxygen in the bottle which has degraded it.
Does repour change the taste or aroma of the wine or nihonshu?
Testing on red, white, and rose wines by winemakers, sommeliers, and other wine professionals indicate both taste and aroma are unaffected by Repour’s technology.
Do I need to let my wine "open up" again once I return for another glass?
Because Repour so effectively reduces the oxygen from the air above the wine and from the wine itself, we have found it can be helpful to allow a moment for the wine to open up again when returning for another glass. A simple swirl does the trick.
Can repour be recycled?
Yes. Repour is made of 100% recyclable materials. We recommend checking your city’s recycling program to understand exact methods of recycling in your area as standards and processes vary by municipality in the US. Check out our Repour Recycles page for information on recycling large quantities or if you’re interested in becoming a collection point.
What is the shelf life of an unused repour?
A minimum of two years with no loss of function.
Does repour work on sparkling wine?
Repour works on sparkling wine as it removes the oxygen with no impact on the CO2, but the pressure inside the bottle can cause it to pop off the top. We know of people who are using it on sparkling wines now, but we don’t endorse that use due to the risk of it popping off the bottle. We’re working on a fixture that will securely hold Repour on a bottle so it can be used with no concern. Stay tuned!
How do I know if my bottle is securely stopped and repour is working?
repour is designed to fit 99% of bottle neck diameters. To ensure a proper seal, give repour a firm push into the bottle
Should I refrigerate my opened wine in an effort to further reduce deterioration?
With Repour, refrigeration is not needed to slow deterioration. If you want to refrigerate your wine, go ahead; it will not interfere with Repour’s ability to perfectly preserve your wine.