So here is one of my favorite parts of having my own blog. I get to share my secret finds from Amazon and beyond! I bought my Magic Decanter years ago when I was unsuccessfully trying to be a wine snob. I could just wine parties and look like I know what I’m talking about.
Air helps red wine. You might have heard people say that wine needs to breathe. I disagree. I have most certainly drank red wine immediately after opening the bottle. But I will agree that red wine wants to breathe. It improves the taste.
You may not fancy yourself a wine connoisseur but if you try my little trick, you will be able to notice a difference between wine that has just been opened and wine that has been given the opportunity to breathe.
First, purchase yourself a little wine aerator. There are many options and styles and colors. I like my Magic Decanter. It’s inexpensive but doesn’t look like it and I got free shipping with Amazon Prime. You can even purchase an inexpensive set with a stand aeratorif you’re like me and your hands get a bit unreliable after a few glasses of wine!
Now purchase a bottle of any red wine that you like. It doesn’t have to be expensive. This aerator really works magic. It will make a $10 bottle of wine taste like it costs $40! Open the bottle and pour a tiny taste straight into a red wine glass. Taste it. Let it sit in your mouth for several seconds before you swallow it. Take another sip and do the same. Once your glass is empty, pour some of that same wine into your glass using the Magic Decanter. Now taste it. Let it sit in your mouth. Note the difference in taste. I have yet to drink red wine that doesn’t taste better after swirling through the aerator.
I would love to hear about your experience using this aerator or any others you like.