Wine preservation kit

Perfect for our tastings, the kit comprises a vacuum pump with three stoppers for sealing and preserving wine in opened bottles, and one special stopper for preserving sparkling wines.

We typically open three wines in each session of our tastings, and although any wine will stay fresh if recorked and stored overnight in a cool place, our kit gives extra assurance. The vacuum pump concept is simple: oxygen is the enemy of opened bottles of wine, so a re-usable rubber bung is inserted, the vacuum pump used to withdraw excess oxygen, and the vent in the top of the bung seals once the vacuum has formed.

The pressure in sparkling wines can cause a cork or bung to pop back out, but our stainless steel Champagne stopper overcomes that with its clamp system that stays firmly in place until released.

Wine preservation kit, £13.99 including UK mainland delivery. Please contact us for overseas delivery options. Choose quantity at checkout stage.

Wine preservation kit

Prices in British Pounds Sterling.


Wine and Food service aprons

Tom is delighted to offer these beautiful and practical aprons for sale, modelled here by one of the Festival of Wine staff. Perfect for the cook or the wine waiter in the family, the aprons are embroidered with the Festival of Wine logo.

Our aprons are top quality and come in a fetching Burgundy colour with the Festival logo embroidered on the chest panel. These aprons are tough as old boots. Designed for the hospitality industry, they are machine washable and colour-fast at 60ºC, crease resistant and quick drying, with adjustable halter and waist ties

Environmentally-friendly? That’s the ethos of these garments: polyester based, each one is made from recycled plastic bottles – though you would never know with the weighty but soft feel of the finished fabric. You will be guaranteed fashion icon status as you strut your stuff round the kitchen, barbecue or wine tasting table wearing one of this season’s hottest garments.

One apron £14.99 including UK mainland delivery.  Please contact us for overseas delivery options. Choose quantity at checkout stage.

Apron with embroidered logo