Many people dream of getting their bottle of wine to taste like an expensive one. However, can that really be done with a blender? If you have ever bought yourself a bottle of cheap wine and poured yourself a large glass only to find your wine tasting more like grape juice, then maybe you should try aerating your wine. Now, what exactly is aerating your wine? The process of aerating your wine will bring out the best flavors and aromas in your wine. This is often done by pouring the red liquid into a cup and swirling it around, letting it get exposed to oxygen from all sides. But there’s no need to do it manually; a blender can do it for you in less than a minute! Give it a try, and you will find your favorite bottle of cheap red wine, our is Cabernet, coming out tasting smoother with more flavor than you’ve ever experienced before. If you still have doubts, we will give you the answers; here is everything you need to know about aerating your red wines. Now let’s dive in.
Aerating red wine in a blender sounds like an odd idea, but it actually makes the wine taste better. Blending the red wine aerates it by breaking up the CO2 bubbles formed on top of the wine and popping them into smaller bubbles. The CO2 is then released back into your wine glass to enhance the aroma; letting a bit of the alcohol evaporate allows you to smell the wine. This process is not recommended for all red wines with sediment because it can get caught in the blades of your blender and leave you with a really chunky mess.
There is the option of pouring red wine into a decanter. Now you may be wondering what a decanter is? A decanter is a large container that can hold the entire bottle of wine. If you have a bottle of wine that hasn’t been opened for over five years. It would be best to decant it. This is excellent for waking up your wine and bringing the flavor back to life. However, many find aerating easier and quicker to do. There is also the option of pouring your wine into a glass and letting it sit for ten to twenty minutes to allow more oxygen flow within the wine, but who really has time for that?
As with most questions about food and drink, it all depends on your personal preference. Fun Fact did you know, every time you open a bottle of wine, you’re aerating it! Some people like their wine aged and mellow; others prefer their wine young and fruity. Reds have more tannins, which is better for aeration as it smooths out the flavors. Rule of thumb: the younger and more tannic the wine – the longer it needs to breathe.
Aeration will typically make your wine taste less tannic. What happens is the blender aerates the wine and softens the tannins, meaning your wine will have more nuance. By pouring a bottle of wine an hour or so before drinking and decanting it, tannins can indeed soften, and aromas can open up.
So if tannins wine bothers you, then you might want to try this method out; you can also give this way a try next time you’re entertaining guests. The VENTRAY blender is here to save the day with our top five reasons why you should aerate your wine in a blender instead.
1. You’ll get more oxygen into your wine, which will make your wine taste better.
2. It takes less than a minute, so there’s no excuse not to do it.
3. No drips or spills.
4. You don’t have to worry about dropping or breaking anything because all
things happen inside.
5. Perfect for those who don’t have time to stand around and swirl their wine glass.
Blending red wine really helps break down tannins (the astringent qualities) and soften acidity (the sharpness). The spinning blades will break up the air bubbles in your wine while mixing it with oxygen, so it tastes better (and smells nicer) over time. The result should be a lighter-bodied, fruitier version of the original that drinks more like a white than a heavy red wine. You may ask, what about white wine?
The truth is white wines are meant to be served well chilled because they contain very little tannin or color from grape skins like their darker counterparts do. Therefore they don’t need as much aeration before drinking them.
It’s actually relatively easy; add the desired amount of wine and turn on the machine to blend on high speed for 30 seconds, and it will help you create that the rich, fruity flavor we all love so much.
The best time to do this is about five minutes before drinking your wine as some compounds that are released from grape skins during fermentation react negatively when exposed.
The next time you want to aerate your red wine, don’t use a decanter or pour it back and forth between two wine glasses. Instead, try the VENTRAY Pro 600 blender, this blender can be used for more than just making smoothies and milkshakes, and this simple trick will help you get the job done in just seconds!
If this sounds like something you’d want to try out for yourself, next time, grab your VENTRAY Pro 600 blender, pour a bottle of cheap wine, put it in your blender and let it blend for 30-60 seconds until it gets foamy. Then, wait for the foam to recede and pour the wine into your large glass and enjoy.