Wine Aeration Improves The Aroma And Taste Of The Wines You Buy
Did you ever buy a bottle of wine only to discover it has a bitter taste? There is a solution that can turn nearly undrinkable wines into something you can enjoy. The trick is discovering wine aeration. Put simply, wine areation involves exposing the wine to air. A lot of chemistry magic happens and many young wines get a more balanced taste with more prominent aromas.
In it's simplest form, aeration is simply letting the wine sit in an opened bottle for a while. The problem is that doing that is not particularly efficient since it takes quite a long time for aeration to take place. A bottle doesn't expose much of the surface area of the wine to the air.
Decanters help solve that problem by having wider mouths and wider containers. Pour the wine into the decanter, down the side of the decanter container.That begins the aeration process, and the greater exposure of the wine to the air makes the aeration faster.
There are also very cool gadgets like the Vinturi Wine Aerator that speed up the aeration process even more. Pour the wine from the bottle through the Vinturi into a glass. It only takes a couple of extra seconds and accomplishes as much as aerating the wine in the bottle for a half hour.
With a particularly young wine that needs a lot of aeration, try a blender. Blending for about 15 seconds will aerate wine like standing in a bottle for an hour or two. Most wine experts cringe at this idea, but it really works.
Aerate your wine to enjoy it more.