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I am not a wine connoisseur by any means. My philosophy on wine is there are two kinds… the kind I like the kind I don’t! When I heard about the Aervana Electric Wine Aerator, I wanted to give it a try to see if I could taste the difference.
Setting the aerator up was easy, insert batteries, clean by washing water through, insert the tube into the head, and it is ready to use. Once you place it on your bottle of wine, simply press the top and voilà, your wine is freshly aerated! As you can see in the video, it takes just one finger to use, making it easy to use.
Now, what is the magic behind the Aervana? Aervana infuses air into wine as it’s dispensed, providing the oxygen needed to soften tannins (that bitter, astringent taste that dries out your mouth) and other less favorable compounds (like sulfites, sulfides, and ethanol) associated with bold reds, allowing you to better taste the key characteristics of your wine.
I tested Aervana out with a bottle of French-American Blend Red Wine from Maiden + Liberty. The bottle was already open as I had a glass (or two) just a few days before. After using the aerator, I can tell you that yep, I still liked my vino! I also did a side by side comparison, and I could tell the difference, it seemed a bit more flavorful and not as bitter (not that there was a problem with the wine before, it still went down pretty fast!) But in comparing them side by side, you can taste a difference.
“Aervana works by aerating and dispensing simultaneously, delivering aerated wine to your glass in real-time. Once you place Aervana on the bottle, all you have to do is push the button on top for the “aeration magic” to happen.” – Aervana
While Aervana will dispense any wine, Aervana shines with red wine varietals; however, some white wine varietals, like Burgundies and white Bordeaux, can benefit from aeration. Wine varietals that work well with Aervana: Aglianico, Bordeaux blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Mourvédre, Nebbiolo, Nero D’Avola, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, some Malbec, and some Pinot Noir.
Included in the package are the Aervana Electric Wine Aerator, two tubes, six AAA batteries, and a user manual. See the image below.
It is also easy to clean, simply fill the empty wine bottle with water and dispense the water through the Aervana. After that, you can take a damp washcloth and wipe down the tube, Aervana body, and spout, if necessary.
Overall, I am glad that I received Aervana to test as I am now a believer that wine should be aerated!
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