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    Ruth Niles Bottlestoppers

    I'm hoping someone here can help me. I purchased the 10 pack of #301 stoppers from Ruth Niles (Very nice woman by the way) but I'm not a wine drinker so I don't have any bottles to test the fit of the stoppers. Every other bottle I had, the stopper didn't fit. Either the mouth was too small or too large for the rubber O-Rings to seat properly. For those of you that have purchased these stoppers and also have tested the fit in wine bottles, do they create a good seal? Thanks

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    bottle stoppers

    Rob
    Yes I've turned Ruth Niles stoppers and they do seal
    but like the others I still would not lay the bottle down
    and count on it not leaking.
    but they do seal well
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    Rob,

    I also use the Ruth Niles stoppers and have found that they do a good job of sealing. I have noticed the same as you that there appears to be no standard size of the opening for wine bottles, but I have yet to come across one that the stopper just did not fit. I do agree though, you shouldn't count on the stopper if the bottle is laid down.

    Cheers!

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    I could be wrong....some of you wine experts correct me if necessary. I thought I read somewhere the reason they lay the wine on the side is to keep the cork moist so that it doesn't dry out and deteriorate.

    I use Ruth's winestoppers and have had no problems.
    Ken

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    Ken F is correct it is to keep the cork moist
    however the people that I have sold them to
    wanted to know who was putting it back in the frig.
    it should be finished ( so I was told )
    and it is the night before a holiday
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone
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    Both Ken's are on the money. But you can also use the stoppers for beer (big bottles), vinegars, oils...olive and such. Oh yeah...works well in Champagne bottles too!
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    My SO and I go through enough bottles to give a thumbs up to both Kens... but I'll admit we do put bottles back in the fridge from time to time. I like my whites a lot colder than the wine fridge gets them.
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    ...and I advise that people use these lovely bottlestoppers tableside.

    If anything needs to go back into the refrigerator, I suggest they replace the cork. I don't see any need to subject the wood to the low temps and humidity of a refrigerator.
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    I have been using Ruth's wine bottle stoppers and have not had any problems with bottles leaking while they are on their side. They are the best I have purchased.

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    Rob, unlike others I have encountered that problem with Ruth's design. The size differences of the o-rings are too great to seal many bottles. I'd say that about 1/4 to 1/3 of wind bottles don't get a good seal as a result (either too loose or too tight).

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    I have left a half full bottle on it's side overnight and Ruth's stopper did not leak a drop. I would still be reluctant to store a bottle this way since if the stopper is bumped it might loose the seal.
    I too will not use any other stoppers. IMHO they are the best on the market.
    Barbara in Remlik Virginia

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    That's been my worry. These will be gifts for those in my family that are wine drinkers. Like I said in my post, every bottle I have at my home, the stopper won't seal. Either the stopper slides in past the first o-ring (too loose) to the 2nd o-ring where it's too big to slide into the mouth to create a seal. I wonder if the manufacturer of the stoppers could design an o-ring that was wider which would then seal pretty much any bottle. Like in the pic I drew


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    Rob,

    Those do exist... I can't remember which company I saw that sold them, but it was most likely Penn State, Rockler, or Lee Valley...
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    This is what PSI sells. Never tried one so I don't know if they work on all bottles.

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    That's what I saw, Greg... I would think those would work better, regardless of bottle size.
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