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Wine Aerator or Wine Decanter?

Trying to choose between a wine aerator and wine decanter? It’s true, the wine decanter is the more traditional choice, but many wine lovers are now opting for a wine aerator when sampling their wines day-to-day. Why? While both the wine decanter and wine aerator have their advantages, a wine aerator can offer a way to drink wine that involves less effort and less forward thinking. To see why, let’s look at the way in which decanters and aerators work.

Wine – especially red wine – tends to taste better when it’s had the chance to breathe. By pouring wine into a decanter, it has the chance to breathe, allowing the flavours to peak and the full bouquet to develop. While a young wine may only need around 30 minutes of breathing time, an older red more than ten years old may need two or three hours to breathe. This, of course, requires plenty of preparation, which can be an issue for anyone who simply wants to relax with a glass of wine after work.

Which is where the aerator comes in. An aerator adds oxygen to wine, quickly and easily, without the need of prior preparation. Aerators can be handheld, they can be attached to a bottle of wine, or they can be electric. As they all do the same job, it really comes down to personal preference when choosing a type of aerator. This means looking at the style and design of the aerator, how easy it is to use, and how easy it is to clean.

Buying a Wine Aerator

As with any kitchen gadget, when comparing aerators, it’s best to check out all the options in order to find the best one. Luckily, eBay makes that easy. Home to a massive range of alcohol accessories, eBay is the place to find everything from wine aerators and decanters, to alcohol chillers and coolers. Simply take a look at eBay’s great selection of wine aerators to find the one that best does the job!

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