I am a full advocate for savoring the fullest aromas and notes a wine has to offer, but I have to admit I sometimes get a little impatient when it comes to aerating a bottle.
Eager anticipation of flavors to come like blackberry, plum and raisin make waiting extremely difficult.
Luckily, for those of us overly excited oenophiles, there are options to speed up the aeration process. One of these is Aervana, which claims to be “the world’s first push-button electric wine aerator.”
With the Aervana, a push of a button is all that is needed for aeration and smoothly transporting the wine from the bottle to the glass via a thin spout. I like not having to wait for aeration and that there are no awkward wrist motions required for avoiding bottle spillage.
The only negative with the Aervana? It requires batteries, and the days of keeping AAAs in my kitchen drawer are over. An electric or solar-powered docking station for charging the device would have been a convenient accessory to the aerator. Once I use up the six batteries included with the Aervana, I’m likely to go back to the traditional decanter.