♥MAKE YOUR WINE AS GOOD AS INTENDED♥
I’ve always figured that if I was going to spend money on wine that I might as well make sure it is as great as it can be! So, I’ve outlined a few ways that can actually make your wine taste it’s best. It’s amazing what a one time purchase can do for every bottle of wine you buy from here on out!
]The first, and only of the three that I use everyday, is the aerator. This is by far the easiest, simplest way to ensure that your wine is as great as it is intended. I truly believe that this nifty little guy makes a $10 bottle taste like a $20+ wine and so on! A wine aerator helps air filter into your wine. But why is that important or a good thing?! Subjecting a wine, specifically red wines, to oxygen typically allows the flavors to further develop and mellow its flavors. After aerating a wine people tend to describe the wine as smoother and more well balanced than when poured straight from the bottle.
This type of aerating could not be any easier. You simply put it on the top of your opened bottle and pour a way! You can get an aerator pretty much anywhere (Target, Walmart, your local grocery store, etc.). However, for a few extra bucks I really love to get statement pieces. I cannot tell you how many people have commented on my Stag aerator that I bought from a Napa Winery about 5 years ago. I have linked a few aerators here that I love.
This red straw aerator is on SALE for $2.99 RIGHT NOW!!! Sure to be a fun conversation starter.
Are you as obsessed with gold as I am? If so, this aerator is for you. $30.
Want an aerator for your white wine? That, also, serves to chill your wine? Then this aerator may be perfect! I have never had one for white wine before so I will be trying this one out.
HOLY CRAP I am in love with this aerator and stopper from World Cost Plus. I have an obsession with industrial decor so this one is right up my alley.
Lastly, if you want something a bit more “deluxe” try this fancy aerating system that, also, holds your glass.
A decanter serves the same purpose as the above aerators. This, too, aerates wine by allowing oxygen into it mellowing out and further developing the flavors. There is an actual science behind it…I swear lol. Anyways, I use a decanter, rather than my Stag aerator, when I am hosting a dinner or having a few people over. Oftentimes, I use this decanter as the centerpiece of my dining room table because I just love its ostentatious size :-). Here are some others that I’m loving right now.
This decanter is a sure winner with its overly rounded bottom and cork colored top! At $36 you can’t go wrong.
Oh, be still my heart. I cannot even describe this decanter! You will have to check it out in all its glory yourself.
YES, YES. YES! This decanter is pure gold! And it is on sale for $9.99 right now!!!!! (Normally $50).
It wasn’t until the last couple years that I became aware of wine preservers as they are not as readily found in stores as decanters and aerators. But I am so glad that my mom introduced me to them as they have saved me HUNDREDS of dollars worth of wine. Maybe you, like me, like to open numerous bottles of wine at a time so you can try something new each night or maybe you are just in the mood for a different varietal than the previous night? Well, with a wine preserver you can do so without worrying that you wine will turn (go bad…aka taste like vinegar). By plugging one of these bad boys into your opened bottle at the end of the night you can save your wine for numerous days longer than when you simply cork it.
F0r $1.95 you can get any color wine preserver right here!
This gorgeous, gold preserver is only $5.59.
Here is a more straight forward, practical wine preserver and stopper.
Lastly, this preserver is similar to the one I have. It has a pumping mechanism that serves as a vacuum to suck all the remaining air out of the bottle. Note that while it is great to allow air into your wine (via an aerator or decanter) having too much air for too long can make it flat and turn quicker.