During our Zazzol wine aerator review we discovered that the fantastically named Zazzol…
…is very similar in looks to the Vinturi wine aerator. The Zazzol wine aerator also operates an infuser-style of aeration whereby air is forced into the wine to increase aeration.
More traditional oenophiles might find this style of aerator too unnatural for their tastes and fear the higher risk of wine shock (bruising of the wine) that these style of aerators pose. However, the Zazzol has a modern and sleek design, and has performed well in wine aerator review taste tests – enhancing the flavours and aromas in red wine as well as softening tannins – all benefits of good wine aeration.
Zazzol Wine Aerator Review: Using the aerator
Zazzol is a hand-held wine aerator that requires one hand to hold the aerator over your wine glass whilst the other hand pours the wine from the bottle into the opening of the aerator. This aerator does have a slightly larger pouring area than some other similar venturi-style aerators we have reviewed, however some drinkers find having to hover the aerator over your glass awkward and a nuisance – invariably you have to stand to pour your glass of wine, rather than remain seated when at the table!
However, a benefit of Zazzol’s wine aeration design is that there is a multi-stage process to it that enhances the level of wine aeration, unlike some other reviewed wine aerators that only use a single aeration design.
Zazzol’s design aerates in three stages: Firstly, the wine is dispersed over the central umbrella-like core so that the wine splays out and hits the inner wall of the aerator. Secondly the wine drains through the middle section of the aerator before thirdly having air “injected into the tube” – as described by Zazzol’s literature – before the wine exits and falls to the bottom of your wine glass.
Best Alternative Reviewed Wine Aerator:
For those preferring a more natural wine aeration process, from our wine aerator reviews process, we would suggest the WineWeaver wine aerator. This too has a multi-stage aeration process in its design yet provides a far more natural and organic aeration process without any risk of wine shock since air is not forcibly infused into the wine and unlike Zazzol, utilises the shape and size of your wine glass as the wine exits rather than falling to the bottom.
In addition the WineWeaver wine aerator has the added benefit of being a handsfree device meaning that you do not have to hold the aerator over your glass whilst you pour from the wine bottle.
Read more in our in depth WineWeaver wine aerator review
Zazzol Wine Aerator Review – Maintenance & Cleaning:
From reviewing, this aerator is best rinsed immediately after use and can be placed in the dishwasher. However if the washing up from last night’s entertaining has been left for the morning, then red wine may have dried and stained at the bottom and inside of the aerator that requires a more thorough clean.
Should this happen you’ll need to take the wine aerator apart by unscrewing it for a proper clean. However be careful when dismantling as there is a large clear plastic washer that is easy to lose down the plughole without realising it!
Manufacturer’s RRP: £78.97 though invariably on sale at £29.97
Zazzol Wine Aerator Review Pros:
- OK pouring area – Has a little more room in which to pour wine in comparison to some other venturi-style / infusion reviewed wine aerators.
- Multi-stage Aeration Process – There are three steps to Zazzol wine aerator’s design: firstly wine is dispersed over a small plastic cone in the body of the aerator; secondly the wine drains through 32 small holes on a small plastic plate towards the base of the aerator and thirdly air is forced into the wine as it exits the bottom of the aerator into the glass.
- Drip-stand & pouch included – stops drips from staining the tablecloth.
Zazzol Wine Aerator Review Cons:
- A little noisy– as with other infusion style reviewed aerators, the injection of air makes for a noisy wine aeration experience which can sometime ruin the dining ambience.
- Infusion-style aerators – Unnatural, forcible air-injection aeration methods can pose a higher risk of causing wine-shock (bruising of the wine) than natural wine aerators.
- Not Handsfree – must hold the wine aerator above your glass whilst you pour from the bottle with your other hand. Can be awkward to use.