There is so much discussions about wine aerators these days. I decided to do my own test comparing two wine aerators and a decanter.
I have two aerators, the popular Vinturi and the latest aerator coming from Italy called Centellino. As you know wine needs to breath to assist in improving the taste and aroma. As the wine is allowed to breathe it release flavors and aromas.
Decanters are being replaced by these new wine accessories. Arguments for or against aerators vs. decanting is the hot topic on wine groups on the Internet.
For my unofficial test I opened a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, immediately poured wine through the Vinturi right into a glass. An opening at the top is used to pour the wine into, the wine is opened while passing through, and then out to the bottom into the glass. Next step was to sniff the wine and taste.
About 3 minutes I began the test of the Centellino. The accessory has a cork like application which fits right into the wine bottle. Turning the bottle, the wine pours into a glass bulb as it aerators. The bulb measures out to be exactly one glass of wine. Once the bulb is filled with wine, then turn the other way where the spout then pours right into the wine glass.
The wine was decanted for about 30 minutes. Although the Centellino opened the wine perfectly, the decanting took the wine to another level.
If you absolutely have to begin enjoying wine right away either aerators will work. I do have a preference being the Centellino. It’s less messy, measures to a glass of wine and brings out more of the wine as if decanted.
My all-time favorite will always be decanting wines.