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Üllo - Wine Purifier - Black

Model: U001SKU: 5715622

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works, but save it for the cheap stuff

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    Caniac
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    Just to clarify for everyone- this is not a wine aerator, but is primarily designed to chemically remove sulfates from wine for those people who are sensitive to them. For those who find that red wine is a migraine trigger (like my wife, for example), the sulfites are a potential culprit. You do need to add a packet with the binding agent to the ullo for every bottle you wish to filter. These are about $20 for a six pack through their website, so figure it's going to cost you an extra $3.50 per bottle to use this thing. If it saves you a bad reaction, or allows you to enjoy a bottle of wine when you otherwise might have been afraid, that isn't too bad. We used this on four bottles of wine (reds only, they are primarily what I drink, and those are the ones that seem to be problematic for my wife, so that is what we used. It can be used on whites and rose's, as well- but isn't recommended for sparkling wines) over the course of a week. (No, I don't normally drink four bottles of wine in a week... in case my mother is reading this). The wines ranged from a $7 bottle of Yellowtail shiraz to a $30 french cab franc. In addition to drinking the wine and waiting for side effects (the only way to determine if the ullo is providing benefit for you), I did make a point to do a test of filtered vs. unfiltered wine to determine if the process affected the taste/experience of the wine itself. Both glasses in this case were aerated with the ullo, with the latter being run through before the addition of the sulfite binding agent. From the first bottle, the products flaw (to me) became apparent as it clearly altered the experience of the wine. I say experience, because it was more nuanced than just flavor (thought I found it did have some effect on flavor, as well, but in a very subtle way). It tended to smooth out the wine, rounding off tannins on those wines heavy with those, and altered the mouth feel to a different degree, as well. Everything that had been filtered seemed to lose complexity, but became more fruit forward in a way that may people may find pleasing. I personally don't want to do anything to my wine that alters its flavor in any way, at least for anything that I spent more than $10 on. I actually think it positively enhanced that $7 bottle of Yellowtail, however. So- did it help? Well, after the first bottle, my wife got her migraine that night, per her routine. But we realized she was taste testing with both filtered and unfiltered wines, which exposed her to some sulfites, even if a much lower amount than usual. After that, she stuck to the filtered wines only, and had no headache whatsoever after all three of the remaining bottles. The epidemiologist in me is quick to admit that this sample is far to small to make any firm conclusions- but it gave us enough faith to order six more filters to use for those times in the future when my wife wants to indulge. We will just make sure to use it on those bottles where we (I) wouldn't be sad to see the nuances lost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An Expensive Wine Fix With Lots Of Problems

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    VADarkstar
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    I don't react well to wines with added sulfites - even a single glass of it can give me a stuffy nose and three glasses gives me a headache that lasts from the time I drink the wine through most of the next day. My own solution to this problem has been to simply avoid wines with added sulfites. But this device is an innovative technological solution to the problem I have with sulfite-heavy wines - but it's a pricey solution. The good news is that, at least for me, the Üllo Wine Purifier works as advertised. I bought a bottle of wine that I had liked in the past - one that had given me a terrible headache. I did a "before" taste to make sure I wasn't able to detect changes in taste (there were none that I could detect) and enjoyed three glasses without any reaction whatsoever. So I'll buy-in to the concept. But I also have some criticisms of some things that should have been remedied by now (this is not the initial rollout of this device). The device uses filter packs filled with a substance that binds with the sulfites and nothing else in the wine - effectively removing the preservative from the liquid. Each filter is only good for treating a single bottle of wine and replacement filters are kinda expensive. The filters, which look like round raviolis, have a top and a bottom that should be marked - as they are, you have to look at each filter from the side to determine by a subtle shape difference which side goes "up" and which side goes "down". Also, the filters are loosely packed which means that the filtering material can collect in one side, thereby preventing the other side from doing its work - especially after the filter has been on its side while you're removing it from it's sealed foil packaging. So the filter alone appears to have two potential problems that could limit its effectiveness. The device also has a aeration feature that I don't think does anything to aerate the wine - it twirls the wine through concentric spiraling tubes but if there's no air in those tubes then they aren't aerating. Maybe it's trying to compete with the wine aeration gimmicks on the market but I'm not convinced that the aeration feature is even a feature. Finally, aside from losing a little bit of wine to the filter pack, which is to be expected, the shape of the device itself seems to hold more than a few drops of wine back and I couldn't figure out a simple way to swirl that wine down through the filter. Surely there could be a better design of the top chamber? I would probably have given the Üllo Wine Purifier two stars on design and performance overall if it weren't for the excellence in design of the chemical filter that is central to the device. But the company needs to fix some serious flaws in the surrounding hardware!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Won't make cheap wine taste less cheap

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    ITJim
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    What I liked: - Unique aerator - Device fits nicely into the mouth of my wine glass - Easy to store - Easy to clean What I don’t like: - The slow poor required to fill a single glass of wine - The taste of my wine The Üllo Wine Purifier is a rather unique product. It proports to aerate my wine, filter out those nasty, hangover heavy, sulfites that foul my wine. And restore my wine to its natural taste. I generally drink the cheap wine that you find at places like Walmart, Sam’s club, and my local supermarket. For this challenge, I chose Member’s Mark’s Black Point red wine blend. An obviously superior wine from Le Chateau Sams Club. The $10 vintage. The blend is good as far as cheap wine goes. I opened the bottle, took out four wine glasses, and started my taste tests. The first glass was my control glass. The wine was simply poured without filters or aerators. The second glass I used just the aerator portion of the Üllo. The aerator didn’t hinder the dispensing of the wine and it was fun watching the wine swirl through the aerator’s channels. The third glass I used one of the three special Sulfites filter provided in the box. The filter has an appearance like round ravioli which is right sized for the aerator. The outside layers appear to be material similar to a coffee filter. The inner core of the filter appears to be filled with a crystal-like substance. The pour this time was sleepy slow as the wine needed time to penetrate the filter. For the fourth glass, I chose to use a combination, generic aerator with a super market cheap coffee filter. And why not? The first glass tasted as expected; cheap but consistent in taste in line with prior experiences. The second glass had a slight more acidic taste to it. Not uncomfortable but noticeable. The third glass with the filter and aerator combination tasted just awful. And the fourth glass with the generic aerator and cheap coffee filter was…. Let’s just say there was no value to this combination. Now, to be fair, this product does proport to return a wine to its natural state. This includes freshly opened bottles and wine that has been exposed to the air for a while. In this case, it is entirely possible that my choice in wine was so bad that the natural state of the wine is worse than whatever Member’s Mark’s vineyard added to their blend to make it palatable. Now, to be completely fair, my experience is limited to a single bottle. Maybe it does work with more expensive wines that naturally taste better than the swill that has overtaken the American budget. Regardless, I do have two issues with this product. First, is there is no disclosure to the substance inside the filter that is supposedly the magic juju of this product. Second, the filters are not re-usable. Meaning, you must use a new filter after every 750ml bottle or four hours after first use; whichever comes first. This can add up quickly for a product that didn’t offer me much in return. I do like the aerator. Other aerators require me to hold them in mid-air over my glass. This one sits nicely in the glass allowing me to poor with greater control with both hands. I did have to wash out the aerator on my first use due to some foreign objects in the different aerator tunnels. This may be a quality control issue that needs to be addressed. Either way, be sure to rinse your aerator out before first use. The device does come with a holder so I don’t have to lay it on my counter. It also comes with a nice storage bag. The presentation of the product is nice as well. The box the product comes in looks fantastic. Just be careful when you remove the band holding the two sides of the box together. Gravity is enough to separate the bottom of the box from the top. Once you get into the box, you must hazard the finger sacrificial packing material before it will let up its prize. I believe the internal packing could use a revisit by the manufacture. Over all, my experience with this product was amusing but nothing that I’m taking seriously. At least not at my wine budget level. Hopefully, there are some reviews here form folks who used this product with quality wines and will offer a different experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Taste Difference or Lose Texture? Hmm..

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    Mark
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    I went to my local bevmo to pick up some 2014 St. Clement Vitner's Collection Merlot's. It was recommended by the clerk and it was on the $5 cent sale. Anyway.. I poured some before and after. I also had 3 other friends do the taste test. The wine i used has a strong liquor taste that overwhelms at first but soothes with a soft bitter taste. With the Uiio Wine Purifier, the wine had a different taste. It was notably from the first sip. The wine wasn't bitter or have the strong liquor taste it once had. It actually didn't taste like wine anymore! It was smooth and enjoyable. It tasted so smooth, even if you don't like wine, this purifier make's wine drinkable. Everyone of my friends agreed on this. I later continue drinking the purified wine at room temperature and i notice an after taste. I later continue to notice it more. I don't know how to explain it but it didn't taste like wine anymore it tasted like purifier took too much of the original taste of the wine. It tasted a little bit like a sand like texture in the after taste. The bevmo clerk gave me some feedback on the wine purifier, he said it mostly works to remove sulfite from wine that have been stored for a while and it helps the wine age faster too at the same time. I'm not sure, I'm not knowledgable in wine or its process but i guess i should include it in this review. I'm not a wine guy, but i do have wine here and there. I have been to vineyards and wine tasting rooms. I didn't like how after a while the after taste made the wine taste funny. I guess i do like the bitter taste. I have't tried it with other wines. I am planning on buying some more wines soon. The wine purifier comes with 4 filters and its really easy to use! It's stylish and small. Easy to store. You can buy the filters but i think they are like $30.00 bucks for 5 filters? You'll have to look it up.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unique Device That Works

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    This product is designed to purify wine. It also slightly alters the taste of wine to make it smoother per both my wife and myself who also tested it. I did read technical reviews of this device and since I am an engineer I understood the basis for why it works. The inventor did a great job in finding a way to filter out sulfites and the filters are integral to the device as they provide the reaction that cleans the wine. It is important to say that via my own research I did read that no chemicals are added to the wine, just the sulfite removal. I did not find it a problem to take the few seconds it took to pour through the filter into an individual wine glass. The product comes with a base which is handy so you can set the filter part onto it and enjoy the wine and clean it later. It did seem that using the setting to aerate the wine made the wine taster better, but that is probably a personal thing and so some people may want to pour without adding air which is the other setting. The device is very solid and well designed so that I do think it will provide years of service. The item is a little pricey but I would rather have them make a solid unit like this one versus some TV special item which people know are flimsy usually; so I do think it is worth the price. It did occur to me that this item might make a good gift for people who you can't think of what to give them. Item is boxed very plush so it looks good and the packaging no doubt protects it from damage in shipment. I think this product is a winner especially for someone like me who likes the wine taste better when I used it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

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    I wouldn't say I'm a heavy wine drinker but I do enjoy wine with certain meals or when entertaining. However, an issue has always been with the sulfites in certain wines that my girlfriend can't tolerate. I also notice that whenever I drink a few glasses of wine I wake up with a headache the next day, which is something I don't experience with high ABV beers or liquor. So I was excited to try out this product. I tried this with a red blend from Cupcake Vineyards and a Diamond from Goose Watch in the Finger Lakes. One thing I noticed is that when dealing with the red wine, the aeration definitely improves the taste/texture because it opens up the wine and lets air in as it filters. On the white, this wasn't as important so we turned off the air feature. Overall, there wasn't a major difference in taste, which is something that the inventors point out. The purpose is not to change the taste of the wine, it's to remove the sulfites which are the preservative in the wine. To that end, this product most likely worked because the next morning, no headache and no adverse reactions from the girlfriend. The packaging and quality of the product are top notch. The unit is easy to put together and take apart for cleaning or changing filters. This is a well built and designed wine filter that even comes with a display stand. I can see why it's $79 but my 1 star reduction is due to the filters. You essentially need a new filter for every bottle, or no more than 3 hours after last use which I presume is based on having the same exact wine. The filters are not cheap and if you buy the biggest pack option I think it comes out to around $3 per filter. That's an ongoing expense that might make some people think twice, but if this product allows you to enjoy wines that you've never been able to before, then maybe it's worth it and you just include it in the cost of the bottle. I would recommend it to a friend if they are a wine lover or if they are restricted to certain wines because of the sulfites but want to have access to more varieties. Having a carafe or 2 would be ideal if you are entertaining so you could filter multiple bottles into the carafes and not have to wait for each glass to filter through (it does take a minute). Interesting invention for wine lovers and hopefully as it continues to be refined and evolve they will find a way to eliminate the need for filter replacements or make them cheaper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interesting ... but average at best.

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    YourMainDude
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    The Ullo filtration/aerator system is diminutive and simple in construct. This review will be short and sweet. The Review: This product is interesting but we found it mediocre at best. The rotating head is stiff & cumbersome and not what we would consider having a 'premium' feel. Installing the filter is pretty simple. Your presented with two options once you are ready to use the Ullo, with aeration and without. I personally suffer from wine induced headaches. There are many reviews out there from similar sufferers and you'll have to decide how valid those claims are. For me, the removal of sulfites from typical heavy red's that we drink didn't result in any positive outcome. Nor is there a perceived improvement in the taste of the wine - via the aeration or filtration process. I own aerators that work to 'open up' a bottle of dormant wine and this Ullo performs no better and in some respects performs worse than other designs - so that functionality is in no way a bonus. Lastly, we've demo'd this with friends & family and no one can pin down any improvement in the resulting taste of the filtered vint. Too subjective and variance based. The last comments I'll make to the suitability of this product for it's intended purpose is the egregious price of admission for the filters and the mere fact that you will be using a lot of them if you drink with any regularity. This 'arrangement' is very similar to the shaver blade business model. If the filters were at or below 50% of the current price schedule, this business model would be more successful by way of opening the door to potentially higher volumes - regardless of the actual gains or benefits of the filtration process. This is a 'feel good' product for the purchaser and offers more in the way of having 'conversation piece' value. Plain and simple. Another indication of the 'mind set' of this offering is the price for carafes and decanters offered by Ullo. Go to their website and research that. Nothing special here - just outrageous pricing. In a nutshell, this gizmo doesn't perform up to expectations - it is way over priced for the unit and the filters and therefore I can not recommend this device as something worth purchasing ... unless you want to impress your friends.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It really works!

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    I was rather skeptical going into using this product. I saw a few youtube videos but my first question is “how can filtering sulfates make that big of a difference?” Surprisingly, it works! The product comes in a nice box that feels rather premium. It comes with the unit itself, some directions, a cloth carrying case and four filters. Each filter can filter out one bottle of wine so for me this would last me about four months as I don’t drink that many bottles a year. The unit itself has a plastic base and a rubber top portion but feels high quality overall. It is easy to clean as you simply press the bottom part out with your thumbs and it pops out. I first used it with guests over a they thought it was rather cool and fancy looking. When filtering wine it comes through in a spiral through the unit which also aerates the wine. My first bottle was a cheaper bottle of Pinot Noir which I felt would be a good test case since you can very much taste each individual flavor in that wine. I am by no means a wine expert but it is a wine that is also pretty easy to taste the quality in. We did a test sip with unfiltered wine and we all made some silly faces upon drinking it. Next, we tried it with the filter and each person agreed it tasted better overall. The fruit flavor was more apparent and the wine did not have so much of a bitter taste to it. It also felt a little smoother. Overall it improved the wine, but you could still tell it was cheap. We also tried a more expensive bottle of the same type of wine. The before and after experiences were both much more enjoyable but the filtered version had more rich flavors and again, a smoother texture. I did not drink enough to warrant a hangover but supposedly this product can reduce the likelihood of getting one since people can have allergies to sulfates which can be a cause of the hangover. I am not a huge wine drinker but this product seems to actually work and it can improve all types of wines. I recommend it if you are a casual or avid drinker of wines. Keep in mind that you will need to buy filter packets down the road but this is not a big deal if you only drink 1-2 bottles a month.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must buy for Wine Drinkers

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    Olive
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    If you are a wine drinker this is a must buy item!! First the packaging was very cool. It comes with a nice bag to put it in to carry the filters and the purifier if you want to take it to a friends place. If you want to keep it at home it has a cool stand to place it on for display. The purifier comes with four filters and you can filter a couple of bottles from one filter just as long it is within 3 hrs from the first filtered bottle. It filters the wine pretty quickly so you do not have to wait too long. If you are having guests over I suggest getting a wine decanter or two so you can use the one filter for the 4 bottles. I tested it with both an expensive ($25) and less expensive ($8) bottles of wine and you can really taste a big difference with the less expensive bottle. I tried both aerated and no air filtering and you also taste a difference. It made the less expensive bottle taste like the $25 bottle. It also made a difference with the expensive bottle. I did not think it would make a difference in taste but I was pleasantly surprised to notice a huge difference in taste. The set up was easy but I thought it was a little cumbersome taking it apart to add the filter. Once the filter was on, it was easy to select aerate and no aeration. Make sure you follow the directions before use so you can set it up easily. Overall, I would buy this for friends and family as a gift and buy another one for myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    May be it does what it says it does, tastes same

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    Packaging -------------- Comes in a very neat packaging, nice box and content looks to be well made. it comes with the purifier, and a heavy piece looks like made of rubber, looks like a good functional paper weight. it comes with 4 filters which are supposedly 1 time use Instructions -------------- Very nice and well made instructions very straight forward Functionality & Review ------------------------------- I tried this on a white zinfandel wine which i got from sam's club for 7$, i had used this wine for a couple of days and had refrigerated it before trying it out on the ullo purifier Purification - looks very easy, put the filter between the 2 pieces, close it to assemble and pour the wine Time - it takes about a minute for the wine to be purified and come through Taste - tastes the same! Purifies? - Not sure, may be it does, it will actually require me to send it to a LAB to confirm. so i cannot say if it does or does not. Cons ------- Price? is it worth 79$? Wastage - There is slight bit of wastage on the filter itself as it does not fully drain, its alcohol, do you want to waste? I personally don't believe in wine purification or wine aeration, so i may not buy this product although it might be functional and might be purifying the sulfates as it claims it does

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Feelings

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    To start I'm not a big wine drinker, the occasional glass with dinner, mostly around the holidays or with Italian food. Since I received this product for an unbiased review, I brought my wife and next door neighbors in to help with this one. We started with a red blend, I poured each of them two small glasses one straight from the bottle and one through the Ullo filter with the aerator on, not telling which was which. One couldn't tell the difference, the other two both picked the filtered/aerated glass as better tasting, with one saying it didn't feel as heavy on the tongue. We repeated the process and had the the same results. We then changed to a Merlot and a new filter just to be safe. Again one couldn't tell the difference, this time one picked the unfiltered as tasting better and one picked the filtered/aerated as better. We repeated the process with the the one who couldn't tell the difference picking the filtered as better, the one who picked the unfiltered was undecided and the last picked the unfiltered as better. The flow of wine through the filter is definitely slower and takes a little patience. My wife often has headaches the day after an evening of red wine, but didn't the next day, so perhaps it made a difference there. I think this might be a good deal for someone who entertains frequently, drinks a bottle at a time, or just uses it as an aerator until they do entertain. For for my wife who usually has a glass of wine before bed, the concern is around the filter life and replacement. The instructions say the filter should be replaced after every bottle or three hours after the last use. If the filter truly losses effectiveness after three hours, we'd have to use a filter for every glass of wine, or use it just as an aerator and save the filters until the holidays when the family is all together and we go through a couple bottles with our dinner.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a gift for a non-connoisseurs

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    I drink wine one in a while, usually only in a social situation with other people or when cooking. When I received the Üllo (pronounced, "ooo-low"), I was excited to see if I could tell the difference in a bottle wine that had been aerated and the sulfates had been removed. I took a bottle of pinot grigio that I had received as a holiday gift and I eagerly opened up the box. In it there was the wine purifier, a holder, a bag with four filters and a Quick Start Guide. I followed the directions fairly easily, but I wasn't sure if it was snapped together firmly. I think I figured out the aeration alignment. It didn't take long to pour the entire bottle of wine through the Üllo. I read several of the tips on the last page of the guide: 1. it works best with red and white wines. Carbonated beverages, such as champagne, can lose their carbonation, so it is not recommended for them. 2. Each filter can be used for 750 ml of wine. You need to replace with multiple bottles and after 3 hours of use. It is advised to pass the wine through the same filter a second time, and it typically takes longer the second time. 3. Rinse the Üllo before the first time you use it and after every use. I confess that I am not an oenophile, a wine aficionado. I did not notice a major difference in the wine after the sulfates had been filtered out. Perhaps this is really meant for someone who knows more about wine than I do. Though you can filter the wine directly into a wine glass, there is an Üllo carafe and decanter you can purchase that is a perfect fit for the Üllo. A pack of 6 filters costs $17 and a pack of 15 filters costs $34 (plus shipping). That is a little rich for my blood since I don't taste a difference. You can still use this for aeration without using the filters, so that is what I will do once I use up my last filter.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must have for a wine connoisseur

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    While I in no way consider myself to be a wine connoisseur, I definitely enjoy having a few glasses of wine on occasion, so I was intrigued to experience for myself how the Ullo Wine Purifier impacted wines filtered through this device. I was quite amazed at the noticeable difference between wine directly from the bottle vs wine filtered with Ullo. I tried the product on several different Red wines: two lower cost bottles (a Shiraz and a Merlot at roughly $10 apiece from the liquor store), a mid-price Cabernet Sauvignon (approximately $25), and a premium wine (purchased for $55). Without exception, the flavor and aroma of the wines was significantly enhanced by the Ullo filtration. Again, since I'm not an avid wine enthusiast, my verbiage may not be exact, but for me the wines straight from the bottle seemed discernably flatter, slightly more bitter with more of a heavier/licorice like finish than they did after being filtered with the Ullo, when for me they all seemed to have a much fuller flavor, seeming lighter and zestier with more of a caramel finish. I certainly enjoyed them more after using the Ullo purifier, so I definitely think the product delivers on its promises. The Ullo comes with 4 filters, with additional filters available on the Ullo website @ 6/$20 or 15/$40, so the per bottle filter cost gets down to under $3 with purchase of the larger pack. For me this cost seems fair for how much more I enjoyed the wine when compared with non-filtered wine. I do not have an aerator, so I can't speak to the difference between a wine that has been simply aerated and ones filtered through the Ullo's proprietary filtration pack, however I have no doubt that wine aficionados will be very pleased with this product and am happy to recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GOOD BYE WINE ACHES

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    When I first decided to get this product, I was skeptical. I can easily finish a bottle of wine, maybe two, by myself (go ahead, judge). Of course, during the drinking phase you dont care, but the results the day after... ugh. The Ullo is very easy to set up and use, so I wont get into that. Im a big fan of red wine and I used 2 Cabernet sauvignon and 1 Zinfandel as my test wines (the same wines I get headaches with). All three are moderately prices wines at about $20 between 2014 and 2016. Its one filter per bottle. and YES you must replace the filters. Ive seen reviews where people complain about having to replace the filter. ITS A FILTER. Just like a water, air, hepa... any type of filter needs to be replaced. So after dominating two bottles with the filters, I passed out. There was no significant change to taste, so the average drinker wont notice anything. So, I woke up the next day.. and wow wow wow wow. I was a little hung over, BUT NO HEADACHE. Hand to the God (in this case Dionysus), NO MORNING AFTER HEADACHE. So yes, this sulfite filter worked for me. I repeated this the next weekend with red wine (not a fan of whites). Same results. NO HEADACHE. Now, if you have a lower threshold to sulfites, this might not work. But for most people, it probably will. My only concern is the quality of the plastic where the wine aerates. It feels cheap and Im deathly afraid that a drop, which is inevitable, its going to break. Give this a try, Ive already recommended to my other friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Remove Sulfites with Ease

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    EXWOLF
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    This product claims to offer better tasting wine by removing the sulfites that helps preserve wine. It is very simple to use and the design is good looking but feels very cheap for a product that is expensive. Looks and feel aside, the Ullo Wine Purifier does the job on wine bottles I've tried it with which ranged from $13 to $25. I only tried it on red wine with the aerator feature on as recommended by Ullo themselves and the wine did taste great. It made a difference but only slightly. I believe this product is subject to personal taste and for people that are sensitive to sulfites and want them removed. With that being said, my brother and mother felt it made a big difference in taste and they would rather drink purified wine with using Ullo than without it. Keep in mind that additional filters have to be purchased for this product since each one must be discarded after each use with one bottle of wine. Overall, Ullo gets the job done in a simple and quick fashion while transforming your wine into what it once was before sulfites were added. Furthermore, I would recommend this product solely on the basis that it transforms your wine into what it once was before preservatives were added. Yes I did only taste a slight difference but what may be slight to me could be big for you as it was for my brother and mother.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but expensive filters

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    To be honest, I was pretty skeptical that this would make any difference. After trying it, I can say that the wine seemed slightly smoother when run through the Ullo. Is it a night & day difference? No, but it is there. The main difference I noticed was I didn’t wake up the next morning with a headache. I definitely didn’t consume any less wine than I normally would have. In fact, I probably had more than normal (purely for testing purposes, of course…) so I can only attribute the lack of headache to the Ullo. Unfortunately, this headache-free evening comes at a slight cost. For starters, it takes a minute or two for the wine to filter into your glass. This isn’t a huge deal, but you will probably notice it more than you’d think. The second drawback is that the filters are only good for one bottle OR 3-4 hours, so don’t think you’ll be able to enjoy a glass one night, then reuse the filter the following night. I imagine keeping filters around could get a little pricey, depending on how often you enjoy a nice wine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium wine purifier

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    Prat
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    Basically, what this wine purifier does is it removes Sulfites and Sediment. This is a very well designed piece and it looks intuitive (read fancy) in shape. It works with both red and white wine and with expensive and less expensive wines. It definitely helps anyone who is allergic to sulfate. When you pour the wine, it takes few seconds for the filter to purify and fall into the wine glass. There is a huge difference in the taste with and without using this filter. I even had people taste test using this filter and they all were surprised to see the difference. Similar to a pot coffee system, this one comes with a filter. You use one filter for 1-2 bottle of wine within 3 hours of the first use of the filer. So it is good to order or keep extra filters when having a party or people over. There is also a Decanter if you want to use a multiple bottles of wine with a single filter. The purifier is very easy to maintain and clean and also dishwasher safe, although I hand washed it. Overall, this is a premium product I would recommend to anyone who is allergic to sulfites and would like to taste the difference in the wine taste. It can also be a very good gift item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good gadget

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    Hannah
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    First, the package design of the Ullo wine purifier is really well done. It's sleek, modern and very eye catching. As a graphic designer, I was really pleased with the presentation and design effort that was put into this little gadget. I tried this purifier on homemade wine and store bought wine. The homemade wine's taste was way more effected than the store bought. Usually you can taste the alcohol more and there's a weight to it, but once it sifted through the purifier it tasted lighter and not as heavy in alcohol content. It was quite pleasing. There was a slight aftertaste though I noticed. It lingered for a while after drinking a glass. The store bought wine I noticed the same effects but on a smaller scale. There was no aftertaste there. The idea of having to use a filter every time I bring out a bottle of wine or after 3 hours is unappealing to me. I like things that don't require needing to buy more of something once you run out. The price is a little much too. I believe I saw $30 for 5 filters. I'd like to see the company be able to do away with the filters in light of something else.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Eliminates aftertaste, no morning after effects!

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    I have used filter/aerator devices previously and have found some to be just a fancy funnel. I was skeptical that this one would be any different. I was wrong. This is the best product for decanting/pouring wine I have found. Once you figure out how to assemble and use it, it is very easy to use. Take your time the liquid has to move through the filter for it to work. It is worth the wait. I tried before and after testing using the same bottle and there is definitely a taste difference. It seems to remove some of the after taste or tannin/tinny tastew you sometimes get with certain reds. I drink mostly red, have not tried it yet on whites, but I have friends that do, so I will be using it on those soon too. I also have to say that I honestly felt better in the morning after using this. I am not sure what the filter may have had to do with it, but I have seen other that have had the same experience. I can't explain it. Sulfite removal I guess? Anyway more than one reason to use it...Better taste and feel better in the morning!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Whites, Ok for Reds

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    2leo2
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    It's super easy to clean and the display base is smooth and sleek. As far as performance, I tried 3 different tests on a white and a red wine: one without the purifier as a control, one with air setting and one without the air setting. Visually the purifier filtered out both wines beautifully. The filter worked amazingly on the white wine, making the taste less tart and smoother. The same cannot be said of the red wine, I tasted little to no difference. Maximum filtration can be made if double filtered which made the white wine taste even better. Sad to say there was no change in the red wine. One thing that worries me is the replacement of filters. They are only an online item, but I figure as long as you are aware of how many you have there should be no problem with running out. Conclusion: If you are a white wine drinker, this will definitely make a difference in clarity and taste. (Double filter for best results)

    I would recommend this to a friend