So why aerate wine? It’s a good question isn’t it?
After all if you have been drinking your wine quite happily by pouring it straight from the bottle into the glass, you might wonder why you should suddenly start aerating it. This seems to be an area of the wine world that many casual drinkers know nothing about. So why aerate wine when you could drink it without putting it through this process?
Let’s find out a little more about it so you can decide whether you should be doing this as well.
Why aerate wine: does it improve the taste?
Yes it certainly does – in fact when you try it for the first time you might be surprised at just how different the taste can be.
Many people ask “why aerate wine when it means buying a wine aerator to do it with? Why not just save the money?” It’s fair enough to ask this question but you should bear in mind that a wine aerator can be used over and over again. Once you’ve bought it you have it forever.
Many people try their favorite wine with and without the use of an aerator to see what the difference is. You can expect a smoother and tastier wine when you do rely on an aerator to give you the effect you want.
Okay so how does it work?
The trick to a wine aerator is that it enables you to introduce just the right degree of air to your wine. Think about how the wine sits inside the bottle, perfectly corked, sometimes for a considerable length of time. You cannot release all those corked up flavors and aromas simply by uncorking it and drinking it immediately.
We all know a wine should be allowed to breathe. But you can’t just uncork it. The best course of action is to aerate your wine by pouring it through a wine aerator and into either the glass or the wine decanter. It’s the best way to get the perfect result every time.
Should you aerate every bottle of wine?
Expensive wines often taste much better than cheap wines, so you would be forgiven for thinking that there is no need to aerate an expensive bottle when compared to a cheaper one. But you’d be wrong. In actual fact every single bottle of wine you buy will be improved when it is poured through an aerator.
This is good news because it means it doesn’t matter whether you want to buy expensive or cheap wines. The trick is to think about how much each one will be improved simply by introducing it to your trusty aerator before you drink it.
So why aerate wine? The answer is simply because you won’t get the best from it unless you do. Think about how much better your wine tasting experience will be when you follow this procedure every time and enjoy the benefits of it – Aerate your wine.