When you open a new bottle of wine you’re sometimes hit with a bitter and dry taste, caused by the tannins in your wine that occur naturally. Age can help soften tannins, and so can aeration, especially in younger wines.
This cool kitchen gadget infuses air into the wine as it’s dispensed, providing the oxygen needed to soften those tannins and other elements like sulfites, sulfides, and ethanol. After aeration, the good tasting characteristics in any wine will stand out in each sip. This aerator is compound, sleek, and easy to use.
The most recommended wines to aerate include Bordeaux blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Mourvédre, Nebbiolo, Nero D’Avola, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, as well as some Malbec and some Pinot Noir. Consider gifting a bottle of one of these varietals with your gift.