kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits & lifestyle writer / wine educator

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Addicted to Vinturi...

An update on my Vinturi wine aerator...

I am addicted to it. Plain and simple. We enjoyed a bottle of 2004 Clos du Bois Merlot that was sent to me a few weeks ago as a sample bottle. It tasted OK without being aerated, but much softer and quaffable after using the Vinturi...

For our second glass, I forgot to aerate it and poured it directly from the bottle into our glasses. For shame. When I tasted the difference, I had to pour the wine out into a water glass, then aerate it, before putting it back into my wine glass. I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing. I mean, I love the fact that it makes a difference in my wine enjoyment, but I'm pretty sure that dinner hosts and servers at most restaurants won't be pleased if I pull it out before sipping a glass of wine...