This is a must have item. For a long time I scoffed at these stoppers, if you open a bottle of fizz drink it. But someone gave me one as a present and it does come in handy. Hence when the old one died, a new one was purchased. If you like to change wines with dishes, you can keep in the fizz from aperitif to after, even to the next day's meal. My elderly mother (90)who lives alone and likes a glass of fizz or two, but not more, can save some for later. Forget the spoon in the top get one of these.