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#1 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » March 28th, 2017, 8:23 pm

Not sure exactly how this works, but it sounds like a cartridge/stopper that absorbs oxygen from the dead space in a bottle. On Kickstarter now:



Of course, my reaction to these things (I own a Coravin) is always that I rarely have a half-empty bottle to use them on.
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#2 Post by PeterJ » March 29th, 2017, 3:54 pm

So now we need a discussion of whether absorbing 100% of the oxygen is as or more effective as never opening the bottle at all and creating an Argon-rich atmosphere in the open space, or creating that atmosphere in an opened bottle. Al????
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#3 Post by brandon spears » April 26th, 2017, 12:48 pm

i bought one, but i'm a sucker for tech.
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#4 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » April 26th, 2017, 7:04 pm

brandon spears wrote:i bought one, but i'm a sucker for tech.
Let us know how it works out. If you want a Coravin, I'll trade you!
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#5 Post by brandon spears » April 27th, 2017, 1:01 pm

will do. i normally either drink a bottle in one sitting on give it away. I have never had any sort of vac system work worth beans.
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#6 Post by Bob Foster » June 7th, 2017, 12:56 pm

Got an e mail about a new wine preservation system called Halo.

Anybody seen one or tried one yet?
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#7 Post by Scott G r u n e r » June 7th, 2017, 1:00 pm

Nope. And not much discussion about it last time around... http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vie ... o#p2261277
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#8 Post by Ben Sherwin » June 7th, 2017, 1:01 pm

I did a quick search via the Google machine on the Interwebs and it doesn't appear to be new or very good.
http://www.qvc.com/Halo-Intelligent-Vac ... 35856.html
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#9 Post by Todd F r e n c h » June 7th, 2017, 2:27 pm

Ben Sherwin wrote:I did a quick search via the Google machine on the Interwebs and it doesn't appear to be new or very good.
http://www.qvc.com/Halo-Intelligent-Vac ... 35856.html
Not the same product, though odd they'd use the same name as another product on the market, in the same industry

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#10 Post by Bob Foster » June 7th, 2017, 6:09 pm

The e mail I got was about the ZOS Halo.
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#11 Post by Blake R Maso » June 7th, 2017, 6:34 pm

You guys need to drink faster..

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#12 Post by J a y H a c k » June 10th, 2017, 8:17 am

Sounds like the systems they used for fire suppression in the computer room at computer centers. I don't know if they still do. We used to say, "when the Halon gas alarm goes off in the room you're in, sit down, put your head between your legs, and kiss your ass goodbye."
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#13 Post by Mark Christenson » June 30th, 2017, 3:20 pm

I am getting one to try with Vermouth. I have a bunch that I use for cocktails, and they usually go bad before I finish them. If this works I will be stoked.
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#14 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » July 1st, 2017, 6:53 am

Mark Christenson wrote:I am getting one to try with Vermouth. I have a bunch that I use for cocktails, and they usually go bad before I finish them. If this works I will be stoked.
So I should throw out my bottle of Vermouth I opened 20 years ago? [bye.gif]
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#15 Post by Mark Christenson » July 1st, 2017, 9:40 am

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
Mark Christenson wrote:I am getting one to try with Vermouth. I have a bunch that I use for cocktails, and they usually go bad before I finish them. If this works I will be stoked.
So I should throw out my bottle of Vermouth I opened 20 years ago? [bye.gif]
Oh, no--I'm sure it's fine :-)
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#16 Post by brandon spears » September 22nd, 2017, 11:52 am

got mine today, curios to see how they work. Seems to use some sort of pellet in the cartridge, maybe some sort of sicaca bead?
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#17 Post by Frank Drew » September 22nd, 2017, 9:18 pm

What's sicaca?

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#18 Post by JeromeHan » September 23rd, 2017, 7:56 am

Aren't those the desiccant packets that say do not eat?

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#19 Post by GregT » September 23rd, 2017, 10:15 am

Maybe the Seoul International Animation Cartoon Artists Invitational Exhibition?

In any case, that Halo thing says it sucks the oxygen out of the bottle. And what? Leaves a vacuum? Why is that a good idea since it will result in any dissolved gas in the wine filling the space? Or does it replace with argon, in which case it's nothing new?
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#20 Post by Todd F r e n c h » September 23rd, 2017, 4:21 pm

I've received mine, and having trouble with both thus far. First one wouldn't unscrew, no matter what I do. 2nd one did, easily, but when doing the setup, I had to try 4 times to get it so it wouldn't stay red, with a brand new cartridge.

Haven't experimented with wine yet, but thus far I'm not impressed with all the problems
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#21 Post by b. c@stner » September 23rd, 2017, 4:30 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:I've received mine, and having trouble with both thus far. First one wouldn't unscrew, no matter what I do. 2nd one did, easily, but when doing the setup, I had to try 4 times to get it so it wouldn't stay red, with a brand new cartridge.

Haven't experimented with wine yet, but thus far I'm not impressed with all the problems
Go figure... [snort.gif]
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#22 Post by brandon spears » September 27th, 2017, 7:49 am

opened the two I ordered and they went together no problem. Used it on a bottle of Miner Cab this weekend. Tasted pretty close to the same on day two, much better than the vacuum seal I have used in the past.

I will probably not be using them in my business as they say it takes 30 minutes to neutralize all the oxygen. This is definitely a chemical reaction and not a mechanical solution. Over all seems to work well, probably behind a Covin in effectiveness.
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#23 Post by Scott G r u n e r » October 5th, 2017, 12:35 pm

Mark Christenson wrote:I am getting one to try with Vermouth. I have a bunch that I use for cocktails, and they usually go bad before I finish them. If this works I will be stoked.
They should sell quality vermouth in six-packs of Airplane bottle size.
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#24 Post by Mark Christenson » October 5th, 2017, 12:37 pm

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
Mark Christenson wrote:I am getting one to try with Vermouth. I have a bunch that I use for cocktails, and they usually go bad before I finish them. If this works I will be stoked.
They should sell quality vermouth in six-packs of Airplane bottle size.
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#25 Post by Todd F r e n c h » October 5th, 2017, 12:39 pm

Been using them, can't tell much of a difference between them and the WineSave canisters thus far, but I did put one in a bottle of cab Jen opened before her trip, so when she returns, it will be at least 8 days 'preserved', and that will be a better test of how well this works.
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#26 Post by AndreR » October 18th, 2017, 1:32 pm

Ordered 5 of these for my restaurant in order to expand our wine by the glass offerings.
After reading all the comments on the Kickstarter page i decided to open 2 of the units and test it on 1 white and 1 red.
My red wine tester has a narrower neck than the white i chose, so the unit fits nice and snug in the red.

My red wine test results are as follows. Opened the bottle and poured 1 glass. Immediately placed a halo in it that had been tested and confirmed to be working.
1 day later, i poured a taster, and quickly tested the unit to confirm it's still good and then returned it to the bottle. The wine still tasted as it should.
3 days later i poured another tasting glass, tested the unit and returned it to the bottle. Halo unit still showing green and wine still taste good.

My white wine did not go so well.
Tasted the wine 1 day after using the halo and it had already lost a lot of flavour/taste.
2 days later i poured another tester and also tested the halo unit...tested red...
The wine had lost pretty much all it's flavour...i will not sell it in this state.
So the unit lasted 3 days in total in my white testing bottle.

I am interisted to see how long the unit will last i am using in my red testing bottle....currently not very optimistic.

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#27 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » January 28th, 2019, 9:58 am

This seems to be the only thread on the ZOS wine preservation system, which is on the market. Not a good sign lol. But has anyone used it extensively? I gather from comments on the WineEnthusiast page, the original cartridges had some problems that may have been resolved now.

https://www.wineenthusiast.com/zos-halo ... 2-pack.asp
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#28 Post by Todd F r e n c h » January 28th, 2019, 10:16 am

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 9:58 am
This seems to be the only thread on the ZOS wine preservation system, which is on the market. Not a good sign lol. But has anyone used it extensively? I gather from comments on the WineEnthusiast page, the original cartridges had some problems that may have been resolved now.

https://www.wineenthusiast.com/zos-halo ... 2-pack.asp
I love mine but the cartridges run out SO fast and they are SO expensive...I just stopped using it.
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#29 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » January 28th, 2019, 12:59 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
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I love mine but the cartridges run out SO fast and they are SO expensive...I just stopped using it.
Could you describe what you mean by fast Todd?
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#30 Post by Mark Christenson » January 28th, 2019, 2:22 pm

I use mine mainly for storing vermouth, and they seem to work quite well. I probably get a couple months out of an open bottle of vermouth, vs. quite a bit less without them. That said, they're not cheap over the long haul, although they're not bad in the intermediate (although vermouth isn't that expensive either, so maybe I'm optimizing when I don't need to :-)
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#31 Post by Todd F r e n c h » January 28th, 2019, 3:58 pm

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 10:16 am
I love mine but the cartridges run out SO fast and they are SO expensive...I just stopped using it.
Could you describe what you mean by fast Todd?
Maybe 4 bottles??
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#32 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » January 28th, 2019, 5:32 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Maybe 4 bottles??
How many times were you accessing each of those bottles?
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#33 Post by Todd F r e n c h » January 28th, 2019, 5:34 pm

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Maybe 4 bottles??
How many times were you accessing each of those bottles?
Once - I mean '4 uses' overall.
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