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Platy Wine Preserve

Platy Wine Preserve
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Product Code:  PD102
Brand:  Platypus

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Although we now have lightweight hip flasks for those who enjoy the 'spirit' of outdoor life, there are also those who enjoy a refined glass of wine with their dried meal after a long day in the fresh air.

The biggest complaint is always keeping the wine in top condition over time, as (if there's any left) once the bottle is open, the wine can go off and the taste be ruined next time you want to enjoy a glass.

So those wonderful people at Playtpus have come up with the wonderful and remarkably simple solution for all connoisseurs, enthusiasts and casual admirers of wine.

Playtpus say:
One truth remains, the delicate taste of wine change upon exposure to oxygen. That means wine is best enjoyed within a few hours of being opened. If not properly preserved, wine can go bad in as little as 2 to 8 hours.

PlatyPreserve is the best way to protect the taste of an opened bottle of wine by completely eliminating the presence of oxygen. While alternative methods might have you pump air out of the bottle or inject gas into the bottle, PlatyPreserve has you transfer your unfinished wine into an air tight reservoir to truly protect the taste of your wine so it may be enjoyed several days or even weeks later.

With PlatyPreserve, you can open a bottle of wine, if only to enjoy one glass. Or open several different bottles - such as a red and a white - with the flexibility to enjoy them at your leisure.

Since PlatyPreserve is a flexible container, the air can be removed from the wine by simply squeezing the container to expel ALL of the air. This can not be done with a rigid glass container.

Collapsible containers offer an easy, recyclable alternative to brittle glass, a light-weight alternative to pack and enjoy wine wherever you go and the select materials ensure maximum leak protection and provide zero taste transfer. And you can chill your wine easier in the nearby streams!

Perfect for all outdoor activities, including picnics, hiking, open air concerts, kayaks and more!

HOW DO I CLEAN MY PLATYPUS OR NALGENE BOTTLE?

Use hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly with hot water. It is best if you use a bottle brush to reach into the seams of the Platypus and the threads of both the Platypus and Nalgene bottle. For tough cleaning jobs, add 1/4 cup of baking soda to 3/4 cup of water (double for larger containers) and shake for 30 seconds. Add 1/4cup lemon juice, shake 10 seconds, and vent by loosening cap away from face. Repeat shaking and venting three times. Expel as much air as possible, cap bottle, and allow to soak 20 minutes. Rinse three times with hot water.

Caution: When adding lemon juice to baking soda, effervescence occurs and will cause pressure to build in a capped Platypus or Nalgene bottle.
 

HOW DO I DRY MY PLATYPUS OR NALGENE BOTTLE?

Platypus bottles and Hoser reservoirs can be dried by blowing a little air into them and letting them stand uncapped until the water evaporates. Big Zip reservoirs are easily dried with a dishtowel through the large opening. You can also prop them open with a spoon or other utensil and let them air dry.

FOR BEST RESULTS IN HYGIENE AND WATER TASTE, DO AIR DRY YOUR WATER CONTAINERS BETWEEN USES!


CAN I PUT OTHER BEVERAGES IN MY PLATYPUS OR NALGENE?

You can put a variety of beverages in your Platypus or Nalgene bottles and reservoirs. Just make sure you clean it thoroughly after each use to prevent bacteria from growing in the reservoir and/or tube.

ALSO NOTE: IF YOU USE YOUR BOTTLE FOR BEVERAGES OTHER THAN WATER, IT MUST GO UP IN THE BEAR BAG WHEN MAKING CAMP. This greatly increases the weight of the bear bags. Therefore,

we will generally insist that bottles are empty before going into the bear bag.


HOW DO I DISINFECT MY PLATYPUS OR NALGENE BOTTLE?

To disinfect platy add one ounce of unscented household bleach (such as Clorox Regular or Clorox Ultra) to one liter of clean water. Mix for 10 seconds. Fill Platypus or Nalgene and drinking tube, if you are using a hydration pack version, with solution and leave filled over night. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.


HOW DO I BOIL MY PLATYPUS OR NALGENE BOTTLE?

Lay Platypus in a pot and keep mostly covered with water. Make sure that the Platypus is not resting on the bottom or sides of the pot. Also, do not cover the pot when boiling. Watch your Platypus for pressure

building up in the bottle if water insideis boiling. Do not microwave your Platypus. You can fill a Nalgene bottle with boiling water and then empty. Dip the cap and threaded portion of the bottle into boiling water.

How to Clean a PlatyPreserve:

  • Rinse PlatyPreserve thoroughly with warm water (no soap)
  • Turn PlatyPreserve upside down to dry
  • Repeat after each use


Specifications:

  • Capacity: 27 oz. (800 ml)
  • Dimensions: 5 x 10.5 in. (14 x 26.5 cm)
  • Weight: 9 oz. (26 g)

 

Average Rating (6 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
No more w(h)ining
Friday, 24 July 2015  | 

It's a platypus but with a wine-y outer, colourful, so you don't confuse it with your water with disasterous but hilarious results... Nice.

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Rating:  
Nice item, but really just a Platypus!
Thursday, 20 November 2014  | 

I bought a couple of these, one for myself and one as a present.

Whilst they are specifically advertised as a container for wine they really are simply a normal Platypus in disguise.

They have a label on the outside for you to write the name of the wine, well you could do that on all Platypus's (or should that be Platypi?!), and the blurb claims that you can squeeze the air out, that can also be done on other Platypus's!

So ... nice idea ... but a bit of a gimmick. It is however of the normal Platypus quality.

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Wine platypus
Monday, 20 January 2014  | 

Great product and lovely touch inside delivery. Thanks a lot!

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Rating:  
Tuck it away!
Monday, 16 December 2013  | 

Good for carrying water too! Effectively keeps the air out when filled with wine.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Spoil Yourself!
Tuesday, 21 May 2013  | 

Excellent service, as ever.
Not tested the "preserving" qualities yet but a nice product for a bit of pampering.
I never object to carrying a full bottle into the wilds & this product means I no longer have to be resentful about carrying the empty one out!

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Platy wine preserve
Tuesday, 19 March 2013  | 

Very lightweight. I have been looking for something like this for a while

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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