Wine Aerator… It Works!

I took a blind taste test and this little contraption does make a big difference. They even tried to trick me on the first go round. I thought I would be sampling one aerated and one non-aerated and that would be it. I said the two tasted the same and was pretty smug until I was told I drank out of the same non-aerated glass twice.

Hmmm. Okay. Give me another chance.

Two more sips. I knew which one I liked better. I described it not being as sharp. I chose the aerated one and liked it much better. I was educated that the aerator sped up the breathing process as oxygen was forced into the wine while it was being poured thus, “opening it up”.

Yeah, whatever. Fill ‘er up.

Great stocking stuffer for your favorite wine snob or for parlor tricks.
Also available at BB&Beyond. $40

QVC has a combo which is a good deal.
At an intro price of $36.12 you not only get the aerator that fits into the bottle instead of holding it over the glass like the one above, but also a foil cutter and the lever opener.

I bought one for Mr. P.M. for Christmas.
Shhhh. Don’t tell.

The Houdini Vertical Opener & Aerator

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  1. I saw an aerator on rue lala the otherday… it may be making an appearance under the tree!

  2. We have one and use it ALL THE TIME! It’s wonderful!

  3. i’ve been wanting one of those!

  4. Okay, I’m thinking this will be a great stocking stuffer since the hubs never has anything in his stocking. Thanks for the review! I would never have bought it without positive reviews…

  5. I have had my Vinturi for a couple of years now. It goes with me everywhere, even when I’m visiting the CA wineries. It is a fabulous find. It was introduced to me at Napa, by a tasting room manager and I’ve given it for gifts ever since. I should really buy a spare because I’d die if I lost mine. It even accompanied me on my 65th birthday trip to Rome and on my cruise in the Mediterranean!

  6. Ooooh, what a neat contraption!

  7. I’ve had my areator about ten years, I think…or so it seems. We saw it used at a winery and it definitely improved the red we tasted…I bought one immediately and it goes with me whenever I travel. I need a second one.