When I’ve had an especially busy week and Friday rolls around, I absolutely love unwinding with a glass of good wine. There are a few wines that I especially favour but for quite some time, I’ve wished that I could bring out the flavour of the wine I drink properly with an aerator.
I’d heard in the past that all wines are best if decanted, which basically means that the wine is poured into a container to expose it to the air and release more of the aroma compounds. Generally, red wine is at its best if decanted one to two hours before serving and white wine should be decanted about ten to twenty minutes before being poured.
But for those that just don’t have the forethought to pour their wine in advance, there’s the aerator, a device that adds air to the wine to give the same improved flavour that exposing wine to air through decanting provides. I couldn’t wait to try out the Vinturi Aerator to see if I could notice a difference in my favourite wines.
In addition to being a great gift for a wine connoisseur, the Vinturi Aerator is also incredibly stylish. I loved the sleek look of the black and clear stand designed to hold a wine glass directly below the aerator to make pouring perfect wine fast and easy. I bought my very favourite wine to test the aerator: Naked Grape Pinot Grigio. It is such a nice light wine that’s not too sweet and not too dry. Since I drink it fairly often, I was excited to see if I could notice a difference using the Vinturi Aerator.
I poured a glass of wine and with the first sip I noticed a difference. The wine’s flavour was much more developed and I could taste distinct tropical fruit flavours that hadn’t really been noticeable before. I have to admit, I was surprised by just how much of a difference the aerator made. And unlike many aerators I had considered buying in the past, the Vinturi Aerator is incredibly reasonable! With an approximate retail price of less than forty dollars for the aerator or seventy dollars for the deluxe set featuring the aerator and no-drip tower, it’s a sure-to-please gift for any wine lover.
If you’re just dying to try out the Vinturi Aerator for yourself, you’re in luck! Vinturi is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader their choice of either the red wine or white wine Vinturi Dexlue Aerator Set! To enter to win, just sign up for the Vinturi Enthusiasts newsletter. Not only will you be entered to win this giveaway for doing so, you’ll be the first to learn about all kinds of great promotions and deals from Vinturi!
I am so happy that I am finally able to taste for myself the difference that an aerator makes and I love the stylish look and effectiveness of my Vinturi Aerator. If you love good wine or are shopping for a wine aficionado this Christmas, check out the Vinturi Aerator and give a gift that makes good wine even better!
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