To Aerate or not to Aerate?

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To Aerate or not to Aerate?

To aerate or not to aerate? That is the Wineaffair question!

Why use a wine Aerator?

Aerating wine allows the taster to experience the full character of a wine by enhancing its flavour and scent/bouquet/aroma.  Exposing wine to air does two things: it triggers oxidation and evaporation. With aeration, the unstable undesirable compounds found in wine such as sulphites will evaporate leaving only the desirable, aromatic and flavourful ones. Typically red wines are aerated, but it can be also favourable to white wines as well. (As we have discovered by personal experience)

There are many ways you can Aerate your wine:

  • Pour into wine glass: Merely opening a bottle and pouring the wine into the glass, then swirling the wine inside the glass, is one way to aerate your wine.
  • Use a decanter: For more extreme aeration, you can use decanters: pouring the contents of your bottle into a glass decanter, swirling the wine in the decanter, and then setting it aside.
  • Use a wine aerator: Aerating the wine while pouring, using a wine aerator that is fixed to the bottle makes the method much simpler. The air intake allows for the wine to breath instantly by mixing the perfect amount of air. Often, wine aerators also come with a serving spout. You can enjoy your wine faster as there is no need to pour the wine into a decanter and set aside for a long period of time. The wine aerator works with all types of wine, except sparkling wine.

The more dense and concentrated a wine is, the more it will benefit from aeration and the longer it can go before beginning to fade. On the other hand, you probably don’t want to aerate delicate older wines for long, as you can miss out on their unique aromas, but they’re often decanted to remove sediment.

SO YOU DECIDE:   Wineaffair products highly recommend using an aerator for supreme expectation of tasting pleasure!  Your wine experience deserves it.