I have worked in the hospitality industry most of my life, and I definitely enjoyed most of the perks that went along with that. One of those perks was getting to sample great wine on a regular basis. I couldn't possibly recommend wine that I hadn't tried, could I?
That's why part of me was a little sad when I quit work a few months ago knowing that I wouldn't get to enjoy great wine as often as I did at work. When I went to a wine tasting, the representative had everything already set up, and had all of the glasses poured. All I had to do was show up. I had resigned myself to the fact that while I would have my few glasses of wine each week after the kids went to bed, it wasn't going to be as fabulous as the wine I had at work.
I recently heard about wine aerators by Vinturi, and decided to try the Red Wine Aerator. The Vinturi Wine Aerator promises better bouquet, enhanced flavors, and a smoother finish by allowing the wine to breathe. After all, wine that has been allowed to breathe tastes better, and Vinturi's patented design speeds up the aerating process.
After just one sip of wine that was poured through the aerator, I couldn't believe how impressed I was! It did exactly as it promised, and the wine I normally drink tasted a lot lighter.
The Vinturi Wine Aerator is extremely easy to use. You just hold it over your wine glass, and pour the wine through at your normal rate. You can hear a "whistling" sound as the wine makes its way through the aerator into your glass. It's that easy! And it comes with a handy little stand to keep it in while not in use.
I decided to do a "blind taste test" and had my husband pour a glass directly out of the bottle and pour another glass through the Vinturi Wine Aerator while I was in another room. Both of us were surprised that I was immediately able to pick out the glass that had been through the aerator! I am so excited that I can now have a delicious glass of wine in my own home. And I don't even drink expensive wine!
The Vinturi Aerator is offered for white wine, red wine, or spirits. In addition to the 3 aerators, Vinturi also offers them in a stand, so you don't have to hold the aerator and pour at the same time, as well as a travel aerator!
The Vinturi Wine Aerators can be purchased directly from Vinturi for $39.95, or from retailers such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Crate&Barrel and Brookstone. At the time of this review, I found the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator on Amazon for only $31.65. These aerators would make great gifts for the wine lovers on your Christmas list this year!
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Winner's choice of red wine, white wine, or spirit aerator.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the Red Wine Aerator at no cost, in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received.