FAQ

  • How does ArT Wine Preserver® work?
  • Do you work with industry partners/affiliates?
  • Is my canister empty?
  • What can I preserve, other than wine?
  • How do I use ArT Wine Preserver®?
  • Do you offer wholesale?
  • Can I receive an SDS (formerly MSDS) for ArT Wine Preserver®?
  • Can I preserve sparkling wine, beer, or other carbonated beverages?
  • How much argon gas is in a canister of ArT Wine Preserver®?
  • Can this help me preserve samples for virtual and in person wine tastings?
  • Can this help me preserve samples for virtual and in person wine tastings?
  • Can I alter my order?
  • How long will my wine last?
  • What is the expiration date on a canister of ArT Wine Preserver®? Does the argon go bad?
  • How many wine bottles can I save with ArT Wine Preserver®?
  • How do I cancel my order?
  • How do I know if my wine is still good?
  • Can I refrigerate open wine and use ArT Wine Preserver®?
  • How do I know when my canister is empty or nearly empty?
  • What countries do you ship to?
  • What are the ingredients in ArT Wine Preserver®? Is it safe?
  • Do I need a straw tube?
  • Can I track my order?
  • How do returns/refunds work if I'm dissatisfied?
  • My order arrived but it was damaged or wrong, what do I do?

General Information

How does ArT Wine Preserver® work?

Oxygen from the air makes wine spoil. ArT Wine Preserver® uses pure, food grade argon gas to displace the oxygen in your bottle. The argon is heavier than the air and settles above the wine.
 
More Details on how the technology works: How to Keep Wine Fresh with Argon Gas
 

How do I use ArT Wine Preserver®?

Following three simple steps is the best way to use ArT Wine Preserver®.
1) Drink: Open the bottle of wine (screwcap or corkscrew) and pour as much as you want.
2) Preserve: Spray a two second dose of ArT (argon) into the bottle. This is the same for any amount of wine left in the bottle, for 750mL size bottles. For larger sizes and wider diameter bottles 2-4 seconds is necessary.
3) Reseal: Cap the wine bottle with the included ArT Wine Stopper (one per order) or a tight sealing cork/screwcap. Resealing soon after pouring works best. But preserving bottles at the end of use, such as after the end of a shift in a tasting room/restaurant is adequate for up to 7 days of preservation.
 
Re-preserve using the three steps is necessary after pouring glasses. The argon disappates when you pour a glass.
 
 

How long will my wine last?

Wines preserved with ArT Wine Preserver are good for 7 to 30 days. Some wines may be good longer.
 
Wine (and other oxygen sensitive items) will last 3 to 5 times longer with the argon gas than without it.

How many wine bottles can I save with ArT Wine Preserver®?

ArT Wine Preserver can save up to 50 bottles of wine. The canister offers 100+ seconds of spray with a recommended dose of 2 seconds.
 
Most customers preserve a bottle more than once. A typical customer should see 20 to 30 bottles of wine with normal use. 50 bottles is typical for tasting rooms preserving once per bottle.

Can I refrigerate open wine and use ArT Wine Preserver®?

Yes.
 
Maximize the life of wine by refrigerating wines combined with ArT Wine Preserver. Avoiding sunlight and vibration will also help increase life of open bottles of wine.

How do I know when my canister is empty or nearly empty?

ArT Wine Preserver makes an audible noise when sprayed into a bottle of wine. Additionally, the canister should not dent when squeezed by hand. Lastly, there is 100+ seconds of spray per canister.
 
Your ArT Wine Preserver is empty or nearly empty if:
  • Spraying noise has reduced substantially
  • Squeezing the can in the middle makes dent (See image below)
  • Over 90 seconds of spray has occured

Left if a full unit with tamper tab in tact. Right is a unit that is empty, squeezing by hand results in a dent.

What are the ingredients in ArT Wine Preserver®? Is it safe?

Only 99.9% pure, food grade argon gas. We do not cut the argon with cheap gas such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide.
 
Argon is listed as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the Food and Drug Administration.
 
Contents are under pressure. Do not puncture or heat the canisters to avoid leaks or rupture.

Do I need a straw tube?

No.
 
ArT Wine Preserver only uses pure, heavy argon gas and does not need to be inserted more than a few milimeters into the bottle. Spraying with the nozzle in the bottle works best without a straw.
 
For special applications, such as lab uses, straws can be provided on request. Please contact us for straws if needed soon after ordering.

Can I preserve it?

What can I preserve, other than wine?

ArT Wine Preserver works for wine and oxygen sensitive food and other items.
 
Examples of items you can preserve with ArT Wine Preserver:
  • Red wine
  • White wine
  • Whiskey
  • Bourbon
  • Coffee beans
  • Olive oil
  • Spices
  • Guacamole
  • Avacados
  • Paint in cans
  • Laboratory samples (SDS can be provided on request)
 
To preserve items other than wine:
  • Compare the container size you are using with an open wine bottle. Use a multiple of the 2 second dose for a wine bottle (3 inch diameter) based on the container size.
  • For example, spice containers usually only need a 0.5 second dose. Large paint cans generally need 4-6 seconds.
 
For special applications or questions contact us! We are happy to help with DIY or lab uses. For example we offer straw tubes and special directions as needed.
 

Can I preserve sparkling wine, beer, or other carbonated beverages?

Short answer: not with ArT Wine Preserver®.
 
Carbonated beverages lose flavor when they go flat (carbon dioxide bubbles escape). ArT Wine Preserver prevents oxidation. But it does not keep carbon dioxide (CO2) bubbles in the carbonated beverages.
 
To preserve carbonated beverages you can use a combination of:
  • A pressurized source of CO2 to hold the pressure in the container.
  • Cold temperatures such as a fridge.
  • Seal that can withstand the pressure of the CO2.

Can this help me preserve samples for virtual and in person wine tastings?

Yes!
 
In fact ArT Wine Preserver® is used by the New York International Wine Competition and other professionals to make samples.
 
Virtual wine tastings can include re-packaging 750mL bottles into smaller sizes (1-4 oz) with argon to prevent oxidation. Alternatives include sending wine bottles for tasting with ArT Wine Preserver included. The ArT Wine Preserver is often used as an additional teaching tool about oxidation for your clients to demonstrate your technical wine knowledge.
 
Reach out to ryan@artwinepreservation.com for
  • Ways to roll out a virtual tasting program.
  • Sample creation guide.
  • Equipment you may need.
  • Wine club promotions.

Troubleshooting and Specifications

Is my canister empty?

Likely not! Full canisters of ArT Wine Preserver® may feel empty.
 
Here's a few ways you can check to make sure your canister is full:
  • Weight it: If you canister is over 113 grams total, it is full.
  • Squeeze it: The canister is like a metal balloon. If you squeeze it and its hard (like an unopened soda can) then its full. See image below for an example of a canister that was dented with just a hand squeeze.
 
Image: Canister on left has tamper tab in tack and full, no dent when squeezing. Canister on the right has tamper tab removed and can be dented when squeezed.
 
If the canister is full but gas is not audibly coming out, try the following:
  • There is a small white tamper tab on the top. No argon will come out if this is not completely removed. See image above.
  • Try pulling the trigger all the way up and re-seating. The trigger mechanism should be centered on the canister.
If you still have issues, reach out to ryan@artwinepreservation.com or call/text (773) 234-9519. We offer a Happiness Guarentee: Returnless replacements or a refund if there are issues after troubleshooting.

Can I receive an SDS (formerly MSDS) for ArT Wine Preserver®?

Yes! Contact ryan@artwinepreservation.com for a copy.

How much argon gas is in a canister of ArT Wine Preserver®?

12 grams of 99.9% pure food grade argon gas. This is 6 standard liters, that is 6 liters at standard (room) temperature and pressure.

What is the expiration date on a canister of ArT Wine Preserver®? Does the argon go bad?

There is no expiration date on the ArT Wine Preserver.
 
Leaks can happen over a year if not stored properly. Keep the canister dry, at room temperature, and out of the sun. Hot cars are not a good place to store the ArT Wine Preserver!

How do I know if my wine is still good?

Your wine is still good within the 30 day window unless you smell signs of oxidation. This includes nail polish remover smells or vinegar. Check out this article on What makes wine go bad for information on different defects you may encounter for open and unopened bottles.
 
Some wines may last longer than 30 days.

Industry Partners

Do you work with industry partners/affiliates?

Yes!
 
We partner with many tasting rooms, distributors, wine educators, and influencers. Please see the Affiliates page for more information.

Do you offer wholesale?

Yes!
 
We work with wine professionals and retailers throughout the industry. Please see the Wholesale Portal or contact ryan@artwinepreservation.com for partnership information.
 

Can this help me preserve samples for virtual and in person wine tastings?

Yes!
 
In fact ArT Wine Preserver® is used by the New York International Wine Competition and other professionals to make samples.
 
Virtual wine tastings can include re-packaging 750mL bottles into smaller sizes (1-4 oz) with argon to prevent oxidation. Alternatives include sending wine bottles for tasting with ArT Wine Preserver included. The ArT Wine Preserver is often used as an additional teaching tool about oxidation for your clients to demonstrate your technical wine knowledge.
 
Reach out to ryan@artwinepreservation.com for
  • Ways to roll out a virtual tasting program.
  • Sample creation guide.
  • Equipment you may need.
  • Wine club promotions.

Ordering and delivery

Can I alter my order?

Typically within 24 hours we can alter your order. Please contact us as soon as possible via call or text (773) 234-9519 with your order number. You may need to re-order and cancel the original order (with a full refund).

How do I cancel my order?

There is only a short amount of time between when you place your order and when we start processing it. If you contact us straight away after ordering, via text/call at (773) 234-9519, we may be able to cancel your order before it’s processed.

What countries do you ship to?

We ship to the United States and Canada.

Can I track my order?

Yes. We’ll provide updates at every stage of your order, from the moment you place it, through to despatch and delivery. In your delivery confirmation emails, you’ll receive a tracking reference which you can use to check the progress of your order online.

How do returns/refunds work if I'm dissatisfied?

We offer a Happiness Guarantee on all orders directly from us on this website (we cannot guarentee this for orders placed on Amazon or through other vendors).

Happiness Guarantee: If you are not satisfied with your order, we will provide a returnless refund.

We typically ask if you are willing to try some troubleshooting techniques first. We want to avoid wasting a unit, if possible, and some repairs can be done in seconds (so you don't have to wait for shipping). If this does not work, we offer a replacement, parts to fix the unit you originally bought, and/or a refund. This may give you multiple units for the price of one. However, we will always refund you if you prefer over replacement.

My order arrived but it was damaged or wrong, what do I do?

Sometimes damage occurs in shipping or mix ups happen. Please contact us with your order number and information on what happened. See our Happiness Guarentee for our commitment to supporting you.