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This Crazy Life Hack Shows How To Save Spoiled Wine With A Penny (Video)

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If you have the willpower to open a bottle of wine and not finish it, you've probably been faced with the dilemma of what to do with half a bottle of opened, oxygen-spoiled wine.

Well, worry not, my fellow vino-loving friends, because we have the answer.

According to the scientific geniuses at Reactions, the only thing you need to revive a spoiled bottle of wine is one (very clean) penny.

Here's what you do: Drop the penny in your glass of wine, and stir it around with a metal spoon. The copper in the penny, according to Reactions, reacts with the sulfur in the wine to create copper sulfide. This intimidating-sounding chemical is actually what makes your beloved vino palatable and, you know, drinkable again.

Honestly, I don't entirely get it  —  and thinking about all the dirty hands that may or may not have touched the penny I'm supposed to dunk in my drink is a little horrifying.

But, in a pinch, it seems like a great trick. Waste not, want not, right?

Check out the video below for the full details and head to Reactions for more awesome chemistry life hacks.

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Citations: Heres How to Save Spoiled Wine In Less Than 1 Minute (Cosmopolitan)