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Wine Soiree Aerator

A Breath of Fresh Air

Wine Soirée aerating red wine

Many red wines need to breathe after being uncorked in order to develop their character fully, which is why serious wine aficionados usually own a decanter. However, these large receptacles can take up to an hour to aerate wine, making the Wine Soirée—a bottle-top aerator—a classy and decidedly unconventional gift for the wine enthusiast who wants to have it all. Conveniently light and portable, this handcrafted glass device is designed to accelerate a wine's oxygen exposure by agitating the liquid while poured.

The Wine Soirée is secured by plugging its rubber-clad end into an open wine bottle (the aerator also comes with another rubber gasket with three sizes of flanges to fit most bottle sizes). When poured, the bottle's inclination will affect the vigorousness of the Soirée’s aeration effect; aiming the bottle downward is the most effective as it lets the wine wash around the Soirée's ball-shaped chamber before entering the wine glass. Since you only pour as much as you want rather than decant an entire bottle, you don’t waste wine. Each of the Soirées comes with a sturdy drying stand, and while the manufacturer claims its product is dishwasher safe, they recommend that it be washed by hand.

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Price: $25

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