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Functional But at a Price
on January 5, 2011
First let me note that I am not a wine snob and rarely purchase any bottles priced over $15-$20. I am still suspect of aerating in general but perhaps I don't have as refined palate as others. Now for the review....
I purchased the tower to go with our Vinturi aerator we had already purchased. It was an Xmas gift for the wife because we always needed extra hands to hold the aerator, wine bottle or glass. I thought this would solve that issue.
What I Liked:
--Very well made.
--Works well, as expected, with Vinturi aerator
--Comes with nice packaging that can be used to store the unit.
--Does exactly what it is intended to do...hold the Vinturi wine aerator.
What I Disliked:
--Nothing really except that I don't feel it is a great value. While functional and nicely styled, $41 seemed a bit pricey. $25 would seem to be a good value.
Ultimately, we returned it because of the cost and the fact that we didn't want to leave the tower out on the counter (even though it is aesthetically pleasing) and didn't want to haul it out every time we had a glass of wine (usually nightly). I gave it 4 stars because I don't want to knock a product that looks and works fine but isn't right for us as consumers. Put it this way, if this is something you want then go get it. It works exactly as designed and looks cool (certainly a talking piece). If you drink wine daily, you should ensure you have easy access to it or prepare to haul it out each time.