Apr 05 2011

Why should wine be aerated?

Category: Beer, Wine, & Liquor


Wine AerationAerating wine exposes it to air, allows it to breathe, and enhances specific characteristics, tastes and aromas in certain types of wine. A wine decanter has typically been used to accomplish this oxidation process (swirling it in your glass can do it as well). Lately though, a number of wine aerators have become popular that speed up the aeration process and accomplish, in seconds, what used to take hours. According to many wine experts, red wines tend to get the most out of aeration, especially young red wines. Some white wines will benefit as well. In most cases, however, highly intense and concentrated wines will benefit the most from aeration.

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