How to Aerate Wine (Letting Wine Breathe)

Aeration is the best way to make your wine improve taste. An aerated wine has a bigger and different taste than a non aerated wine. Not all wines need to be aerated, for example – light wines and well aged because there’s no effect on the taste once they’ve been aerated.

Two glasses of red wine aerated

Drinking properly aerated red wine in the evning.

Here are 3 steps how to aerate wine:

  1. Aeration by the glass – Most people swirl their glass after pouring a wine. They let the air flow while swirling the wine. The simplest form of aeration on a glass.
  2. Aeration by the bottle – This step is best if you want to aerate the whole bottle wine. Simply remove the wine from the bottle and transfer it on a large glass jar or container and let it sit for at least half an hour depending on your taste and how long of aeration do you want.
  3. Aerator machine – purchase an aerator machine and transfer your wine to the machine, and from there you can directly pour your wine into a glass and it’s already aerated.

Now that you know some simple steps how to aerate your wine, it’s time for you to see the difference!

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