I kind of like bottle stoppers that don't show the metal of the stopper. I decided to try another one to see how it would look and this is really easier than the Ginter type. It's not a pretty one, haven't even put a finish on it other than sanding sealer, but I wanted to try it out. I used a Ruth Niles stopper, which are my favorite. After testing three glasses of wine, I have to admit it doesn't make the wine taste any different.