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Decently performing aerator that comes apart for thorough cleaning
on April 1, 2014
If you've never used a wine aerator of any sort before you really ought to try one out. Aerating a wine prior to drinking can significantly improve both the bouquet and taste characteristics of the wine. Some people even claim that aerating spirits can do the same thing,
There are several different types of aerators... some fit right into the neck of the bottle and as you pour the wine, it is aerated as it leaves the spout. These work pretty well untill that time that the aerator pops out of the neck if it's not firmly in place. What a mess that can be.
This aerator is the other type whereby you hold it over the glass and pour the wine into the top of it. As the wine goes through the aerator, air is injected into the wine via a venturi. This works quite well. The caution is not to pour the wine too quickly or you will overfill the capacity of the aerator and you'll have spillage.
The beauty of this aerator is that it comes apart so it can be thorougly cleaned. I have a similar aerator that also does a great job at aerating the wine, but it cannot be taken apart for cleaning, although it can be put in the dishwasher. But water doesn't really flow through it in the dishwasher so I prefer this one that can come apart. Unfortunately this is not dishwasher safe so must be hand cleaned. That's not a big deal since it is so small and easy to wipe clean and rinse.
Using this imparts no taste to the wine being aerated so no worries there.
This has it's plusses and minuses... it comes apart for easy cleaning but is not dishwasher safe. It does a good job aerating wine but there are others that may do a slightly better job... but the ones I've seen don't come apart. It's attractive and as it sits in it's holder, can generate some buzz amongst your guests. I also really like that a screen is included for help in removoing any sediment from the wine.
I was provided a sample for review.