Cool Gadget: Portable, Lightweight Wine Saver

With camping season fast approaching, it’s time to dust off my checklist and make sure I have everything set for a relaxing retreat to nature. And I’ve just read a Globe and Mail article that’s added one item to my shopping list: the Platypus Platypreserve Wine Preservation System from Mountain Equipment Co-op. $8 gets you a light-weight, reusable, 800mL bladder that preserves your wine by eliminating exposure to oxygen. So whether you want to sip merlot around the campfire or are unable to finish a bottle at home (ha, not likely), the Platypus is a must-have gadget that’s getting rave reviews.