A good wine night for your author usually ends with the draining of two or three bottles – drunk in order (descending) of price and/or expectation (sometimes after beer, but never before). The good stuff goes first, when you can taste it – the swill comes at the end… when you cannot. Anything else is wasteful.
The benefit of a wine stopper is that you can hit pause on 1 of 3 without fear of polluting it with little bits of cork while you take a sneak peek at the properties of 2 of 3 to convince yourself that the extra money that you spent was money well spent. Of course, it could be used for responsible assimilation – but where’s the fun in that? The Borg Wine Stopper lights up and the batteries are replaceable.