Monday, September 24, 2012

Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator Review


"After all, don't most moms need a glass of wine at the end of the day?"  Did I see you raise your hand to say yes to that question? I know I sure did. That's because I consider myself a wine aficionado and I enjoy a glass almost every day for its on sake. I also admit that it often helps me relax while my four high school students are doing their schoolwork at home each evening.

Vinturi Red Wine Aerator, center stage

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Yes, that's an actual quote from the email pitch I received from the PR company representing a company named Vinturi, inviting me to take a look at their wine aerators here on Mommy Blog Expert.

While I do savor good wine and am constantly educating myself about how to appreciate it more, I have to say as a wine connoisseur I was somewhat skeptical at first about whether or not any sort of aerator would really improve the wine appreciation experience further  -- especially because my husband and I always let our wine breath after popping the cork before enjoying it and we also prefer quality better wines in the $45+ per bottle range.

Hubbie and me, Kosher Food & Wine Festival

Long story short is that the brand sent the elegant modern-looking Vinturi Essential Red Wine Aerator designed exclusively for aeration of red wine to try out for this review. This comes beautifully boxed so it will look nice on your table or on display in either the liquor cabinet or on your wine rack. It consists of three parts: the aerator, a no-drip stand and filter screen that you can easily clean by rinsing with water after each use.

Beautifully boxed makes a lovely host or hostess gift

The aerator might look complicated to use in the photos I took, but it is actually quite fast and simple to employ. Following the enclosed instruction card likely you'll be a pro at aerating in no time and your guests will be impressed. 

All you do is take it out of the box and hold the aerator in one hand over your glass and carefully pour the wine from the bottle. You'll know it's working properly when you hear a bubbling, hissing sound -- reassuring you that it is aerating your drink. 

Then when you're done dispensing wine into your glass, simply place the aerator in the stand that's fitted with a removable filter screen and enjoy your wine with family or friends.

Vinturi Red Wine Aerator shown with included stand
Vinturi aerator stand, filter screen

Since the first test about a month ago I've used this aerator every time I've had a glass of red wine. I've tried it with a range of red varietals: Syrah, Petit Syrah, Pinot Noir, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and several blends. In my personal experience with each of these red wines the aeration consistently provided by the Vinturi wine aerator did not disappoint. 

The only thing I think that could have been a bit better is the aerator's stand. While this is particularly useful to avoid spillage when you are serving red wine at a table covered with a white tablecloth like we do and it did not tip over when we used it, I wish it had a slightly more stable feel when placing the aerator into the stand to catch any drips.

No brand's aerator is going to improve a bad or poor quality wine. So it's important to keep in mind that the amount of improvement you are likely to experience with the ingenious product featured in this review will depend on the wine's quality, age and variety that you are starting with. 

In summary my husband and I agree that the aerator we tested lived up to the claims on the product's packaging. Namely that the Vinturi for Red Wine Aerator opened up more bouquet and flavor and produced a smoother finish, resulting in an overall higher quality wine enjoyment experience for us.

Perfect for year round as well as your own holiday table, this would also make a wonderful host or hostess gift. The Vinturi Red Wine Aerator is available on Amazon direct from Other products in the collection include the Vinturi White Wine Aerator, the Red and White Wines Aerators SetOn Wine Bottle Aerator, 7-piece Wine Opener, Air Pump, and Stoppers set, Vertical Lever Wine Opener and more. The company also offers a variety of other beautifully designed items to enhance your drinking experience. Visit the Vinturi website to learn more, where you can sign up to be a Vinturi Enthusiast. You can also stay up to date on the latest news by following the brand on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and/or YouTube.

If you like good wine as much as I do, you're going to want one of these for your home bar and possibly another as a gift for someone else who enjoys wine as much as you do. And guess what? You're in luck because Vinturi is providing product for Mommy Blog Expert to give away. Read on for details to enter our latest giveaway -- one that's especially for moms and dads who want to enjoy even more.

Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator  
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