Cedar Rapids man invents device to help preserve wine

Published: Oct. 23, 2016 at 11:24 PM CDT
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A Cedar Rapids man says his new invention is the best way to preserve wine.

"About two years ago, I was sleeping on the couch, you know how that goes with a newborn and I just began thinking about wine, we had just poured about a half bottle of wine down the drain, and I just thought there has to be a better way to preserve wine," Tom Lutz said.

So Lutz created Repour to save himself from sour grapes.

It's a disposable wine stopper.

To use it, you simply have to remove the foil tab and place the stopper in the neck of the wine bottle, like you would a cork.

Repour absorbs oxygen from inside that wine bottle. which keeps wine fresh. It'll work for at least six months.

"One repour smart stopper is good for one bottle of wine whether you take it glass by glass, so lets so you get a glass of wine of this Tuesday and don't have another glass for a couple weeks you can get a class and then cork it again," Lutz said.

Repour officially launches this week.

Lutz plans to attend the Innovation Expo in Cedar Rapids this Wednesday, when Repour will officially be unveiled, as well as his kickstarter campaign.

Eventually, Repour will sell for about $1.50 per stopper.