Wine Aerator Review: Vinturi Essential Wine Aeratorcategories: Wine, Wine Accessory, Flavor, Bouquet, Finish, Breathing Process, Aerating, Aerator, Vinturi, Bar Tools, Decanter, Decanting, Wine Aerator
Wine AeratorAerating wine is something that true wine enthusiasts know the value of. Younger wines, particularly red wines, have a puckering power that tends to dry the mouth out and need to be softened before tasting. This dry quality comes from tannins that develop from the grape seeds, stems and skins used to make wine.
Simply uncorking a bottle will not give the wine enough air to breathe. Some wine tasters use decanters or pour wine into wine glasses to allow this process to happen. The most effective way to do it, though, is with a wine aerator. A popular brand is the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator.
A compact acrylic funnel with a rubber grip, the Vinturi is six inches high and two inches wide. Some users have noted two slightly visible fold lines extend up from each air hole that look like cracks in the plastic funnel. This is a normal manufacturing outcome and not a flaw.
The Vinturi comes with a no-drip stand and is dishwasher safe. A sucking sound can be heard as wine flows through the aerator. This seems to be just the right amount of air needed to open the wine up, release aromas and enhance the flavor. Users should be careful to pour wine at just the right speed. Pouring too fast will cause the bottle to overflow. Pouring too slowly will make the wine not aerate properly. For about $40, the Vinturi guarantees a fresh blended taste through many bottles of wine.
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