We began dismantling Christmas at our house this week. Tree comes down, lights off of the house. Tossed out the left-over cookies, and stowed the opened gifts into the places where they will make their homes. My thoughtful brother had given me a gift bag with some wine related stuff---an aerator, some bottle toppers, other accessories, and a basket with some munchies, all in a big bag. Embarrassingly, I had forgotten to dig to the bottom of the bag, where I found an untouched, wrapped package. Inside was a VINBRITE MARC iii with vent. Well, I'll be...
So, I took the small contraption to my Lab. As I decended the stairs to the basement, I vaguely remembered mentioning to my brother that I did not filter my wines, but planned to try it some day. To my utter surprise, he had taken it to heart.
I look over my wines in their respective carboys. My eyes fall on the Italian Pinot Grigio I had started in October. It had not cleared up as quickly as I had liked. Here it is, still slightly cloudy...
, I thought, I'll just run this stuff through this device and see if it's any good
. The device, that is, as the wine smelled great.
The instructions were plain and comprehensive, and the set-up was easy. My brother, astonishingly, had included extra Vinbrite pads and a package of Vinpapers for extra clarity.
I set the thing up to run, and went to town to run some errands. Very convenient!
Several hours later, here is what I saw. I said, Wow
! This thing is pretty cool! Compare this pic below to the before pic above. The wine is crystal clear!
For a small inexpensive filter kit, this things does the trick! I would recommend this to anyone, for an easy, cheap way to give your wine a polished finish.
Thanks to my allinonewinepump, I had 30 gorgeous bottles of wine a short time later.
Most definately two thumbs up!