Whether you a wine connoisseur or a novice, the REDEVINO Wine Aerator will make enjoying a glass at the end of the day a far more enjoyable experience. And, just to make sure I fully grasped those benefits, I repeated a trial of the REDEVINO Wine Aerator today before reporting the results.
If like me, you enjoy a nice glass of wine from time to time, you are likely already aware of the value of decanting the wine and letting it breathe before consuming. Breathing is, simply put, letting air become incorporated throughout the wine to improve the beverage by allowing it to sit for at least 30 minutes before consuming. A wine aerator shortens the wait, rendering wine optimally drinkable as soon as it is poured through the aerator. The desirable result of aeration is a wine whose flavor is opened, with a better bouquet, improved mouthfeel and all around smoother finish.
One of the desirable features of using an aerator is it is conducive to preserving the bottle of wine in that when decanting there is a tendency to pour more wine than actually ends up being consumed. The remaining wine, if retained, will not be optimum when it is finally used. With an aerator, wine can be rendered optimally drinkable on a per glass basis. Any remaining wine in the bottle can be preserved to enjoy at a later time.
NO SPILL DESIGN
That being the case, why aren’t aerators used by all wine drinkers on a regular basis? Well, perhaps, not everyone knows they’re out there, but some wine lovers may have tried one or more of the many aerators on the market and found them not worth the hassle. “The hassle” includes awkwardness in pouring, spillage with spotting or, in the case of aerators that attach to the bottle requiring the bottle to be completely inverted to function properly, the risk of major spillage if the aerator becomes undone or detaches.
Spillage is one reason the REDEVINO Wine Aerator makes for a hassle-free experience when looking to enjoy some red or white wine. Its design makes for ease of operation and a virtually spill-proof pour. The aerator is comprised of 5 components: a wine container, metal filter, air-mix hole, acrylic stand and acrylic base. The easily-assembled aerator sits comfortably and securely on most any wine glass and allows for pouring without the need to stabilize the aerator with your hand.
Once making sure the wine enhancer is vertical and standing firmly, you just pour the wine slowly into the wine container. At that point you will hear the sound of the aerator drawing in and mixing the proper amount of air for the right amount of time, allowing the wine to breathe instantly. When finished, you just need to take out the aerator with its stand and place in on the acrylic base after use, preventing drips. The aerator can remain on the stand between pours to be done at that time. When finished for that session, just rinse the aerator’s components with water or mild soap only, dry thoroughly and return to its storage box.
PUTTING THE REDEVINO WINE AERATOR TO THE TEST
I tested the REDEVINO Wine Aerator using a fine wine with which I was familiar and can report it to have been improved with no fuss or muss.
Another way I’m looking forward to using this product is when using wine for cooking. Though the Food Channel and food magazines encourage using the same wine in recipes that one will later consume with the meal, I just can’t justify the expense and never follow that instruction. Instead, I use decent but inexpensive wines and have been satisfied with the recipe results. However, most recipes call for far less than a 750ml bottle of wine and it just goes against my grain to toss the unused portion, even though the wine would not be my usual choice for drinking. So next time a recipe calls for wine as an ingredient (that will be Monday), I’m going to use the REDEVINO Wine Aerator, not only on what goes into the pot, but the leftover pours that I now look forward to being enhanced by this excellent product.
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