We’ll be the first to admit it to you: although we like wine quite a bit, and have even made it one of our resolutions to enjoy a glass every Friday night, we’re not experts by any means. So, when someone told us we “have to decant wine” or “really must try a wine aerator,” we got a little suspicious. We are, above all, total weirdos who like to make each other blindly taste wine and report back on what we think. After hearing this enough, wine aeration called for a taste test.

For this FUN experiment (LOL I mean we were tasting wine), we went to a wine store and asked the wine clerk to point us to a bottle that really needed to breathe.  Then we headed home to have some FUN!!  We had three different versions of the same wine to try: straight from the bottle after pulling the cork, poured through a wine aerator into the glass, and traditionally decanted as recommended.  Remember, this has been years ago, but still it’s what we did to decide for ourselves.

The verdict? We generally agreed that the wine poured through an aerator (we used this one) was significantly better. Once we got to the third wine, which was decanted traditionally, everyone took distinct notice of new flavors, mellowed alcohol and more pleasant aroma. Then things got kind of interesting. The fourth cup of wine, which was hyperdecanted in a blender, threw us all for a loop. Some of us thought it was blander, some thought it tasted rounder and a bit sweeter. Overall, we agreed that traditionally decanted wine was our favorite.  I do not have a traditional decanter, but I am totally on the hunt for one just because I like the idea of popping the cork on a Friday afternoon and watching it breathe!!  LOL sometimes the anticipation builds up to the moment.

We have recently joined a fun online wine club where we get shipped artisan wines from all over the world that are typically hard to find. This 12th Blend Eye of the Needle Red wine was a perfect example of a wine that needs to breathe.  If you want more info on the wine club feel free to message us or check this page out and see what it’s about.  Did I mention we get our wine for FREE and you can too easily?? Yea I still am in shock as I sip these yummy wines picked for me by top sommeliers (wine professionals)!

Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator:

  • Measures 6 inches high by 2 inches wide; safe to clean in the dishwasher
  • Easily and conveniently enhances the flavor, bouquet, and finish of any wine
  • Patent-pending design speeds up breathing process by instantly aerating in the time it takes to pour a glass of wine
  • Hold aerator over glass and pour wine through for instant aeration; mixes proper amount of air in right amount of time
  • Made of acrylic, the aerator comes with a no-drip stand

Do you aerate or let your red wine breathe?  I would love to hear from you and about your favorite wines that need to breathe.

As always Peace, Love, and Happiness to you all!!!
XoXoXo – Shannon