We. Love. This. Product! With modern men comes wine, with wine comes relentless pouring, with relentless pouring comes spillage, with spillage comes stains, with stains comes pain/s. And this is why this little piece of equipment is held in such high esteem by us.
We have to be honest here, for a time we had never even heard of a wine aerator - maybe we are a little behind the times after all?! Not only does it prevent those little accidents when pouring but it looks DAAAAMN good while doing so. Check out the pictures. The wine aerator looks slick and sophisticated, and produces a beautiful and elegant waterfall (or maybe winefall is a better term) of rich and enhanced flavour.
He'll love this forever and will be using it every day. Which actually is pretty bad because in no time at all he’ll be a full-blown alcoholic, almost certainly with liver disease and a
scorching case of diabetes... ...but hey, it prevents stains!
This little gadget has the same effect on wine as decanting, except in an instant. The first thing I did when I got it was tried it on a just opened bottle of wine. Without the zazzol, the wine was harsh, almost acidic and the flavours seemed separated. After using the zazzol it made an instant improvement, it was more rounded and softer on the pallet without taking away any of the tannins. I now use it on every bottle I open and even when I feel like I have the time, I use it to pour the wine into a decanter, because even after an hour, it doesn’t seem quite as good without the zazzol.
I can only echo what others have said about this product - it is an impressive looking item, well made and it really works. The only downside for me is that if you forget to rinse it after use and you need to strip it for a thorough clean then some of the parts are a little small and fiddly. Also, if you lose the small 'mushroom head' from the top it can be difficult to find because it is made of a very clear plastic which can be difficult to see. I am being very picky here though because generally the aerator is a brilliant product and I heartily recommend it.
This aerator does what is says and when I use it with my red wine, i certainly notice the difference. It is relatively expensive compared to others but the build quality and functionality is, in my opinion, worth it. If I were asked to suggest enhancement, I would probably concentrate on the ‘cradle’ or ‘holder. Two small suggestions, make it a little more stable - I’m scared of knocking it over and also, drips can collect in the bottom of the holder - I feel a hole through the base would stop liquid collecting. However the aerator is fantastic.
Bought this as a Christmas gift for my wine enthusiast Uncle - it came in a beautifully packaged box, looks very high quality and is an effective aerator. My uncle had never used an aerator and thought it was a bit gimmicky but called us back a week later to let us know it had really improved the quality of one of his favourite wines (plus it saves time having to decant and let the wine breath).
This is really good, makes good wine taste even better. I tried some wine without the aerator then tried it after using it. There was a noticeable difference. It took the edge off the wine. I have recommended this product to friends.