How is Wine Like Golf?

Red Wine Aerator
Vinturi Red Wine Aerator

They both have a ton a gadgets that well-intentioned relatives buy for interested family members at the holidays.  In fact most of these gadgets are more novelty than necessity. 

So I may have thought when my parents gave us a Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator for Christmas, until I tried it last night. 

Although I have declared 2010 the Year of White Wine in our house we still have a considerable amount of red wines so we tried Spier Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 from South Africa.  We took two glasses and pour some straight from the bottle and another through the Virturi Essential Wine Aerator and into a glass. The wine went straight through the aerator as quickly as if it passed through a funnel.  Absolutely no waiting. 

Then we tasted both of them.  The difference was remarkable.  When we tasted the wine poured through the Vinturi Aerator it was as if it had been properly decanted and allowed to breath for 15 or 20 minutes.  It was wonderful and ready in mere seconds. 

If you are a red wine drinker you need to get this gadget because unlike that practice putting cup with the automatic return, this one is worth the money! 

I’ve looked and the best price I could find was on Amazon – Venturi Essential Wine Aerator 

You’ll love it.


1 Comment Leave a comment

  1. Kris,
    The Virturi Aerator is definitely a handy wine tool – especially if you don’t have the patience to wait for the wine to breathe!
    I’m glad our Vintage Selection Cabernet sauvignon 2006 contributed to this experiment’s success!

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