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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Vinturi Aerator - Does it work?

Well, as you can see in the picture, I own one of these things and in case you can't tell from that cheeky smile, I'm not really convinced by these types of gadgets. I believe that it works in terms of micro-oxygenating your wine, but if you own a decanter and can wait a few minutes longer, your wine will become sufficiently aerated anyways.

However, if you're like me and just have to own every wine gizmo just so you can say you have it, then this thing rocks!! It's very stylish and even comes with it's own display stand and on-the-go leather pouch!  

If you're really that concerned about presenting wine to your guests and having it ready and aerated in a timely manner than this little tool can help in those time constraining moments. Plus for $39 it's not a huge investment and you can own it forever. Cheers!

P.S. if you want to purchase the thing you'll get the best price on Amazon! Check out the right side bar to see if I have it advertised somewhere...
Robert Dwyer said...

Hi Thomas,

I took note of your post with interest because I've played around with the Vinturi and other wine aerators quite a bit myself.

I did a blind tasting between:
1) Pop 'n Pour
2) Vinturi Wine Aerator
3) Soiree Wine Aerator
4) Decanter

I thought for sure the decanter would be the one we all preferred and the instantaneous aerators would fall somewhere between pop 'n pour and the decanter. However, that's not exactly how things turned out:

http://www.wellesleywinepress.com/2008/11/long-awaited-blind-tasting-vinturi-vs.html

I'd be very interested in hearing how the Vinturi does compared to a decanter and pop 'n pour in your experience- especially in a head to head blind tasting.

Cheers!

Robert Dwyer
The Wellesley Wine Press

 
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