Wine Aerating for Better Taste
Wine should, in one way or another, be given the chance to breathe.
Otherwise, flavor wouldn’t reach its maximum. Concept circulating
around the totality of the wine is being brought by the event of exposing
the wine amongst the air surrounding it. The idea of letting wine
mingle and mix with the environment’s natural air will warm the wine,
aromas will be given the chance to open up, the profile of flavoring
will mellow and soften a bit and in summary, the wine’s characteristics
will improve at its best. After all of these concepts, it all comes
down to how wine tasting must reach its goal and that is to taste
good in the tongues of others.
There are certain wines that need and need not breathe. Red wines
fall under that category. This is one reason why red wine is quite
popular to the masses because of its exceptional taste and quality.
Exposure to air is quite beneficial to red wine although, there are
also certain kinds of wines that need the proper treatment given to
the red wine. Generally, a wine’s flavor improves with a 15 to 20
minute exposure to air. But you have to still be warned about a wine’s
tannin levels. It is because, when a wine has levels of tannin which
are high, the wine would need a longer period of aerating before being
Letting your wine be aerated is not a biggie. Everyone can do it freely
but in precaution. It is a misconception that, the mere uncorking
of a bottle of wine will be sufficient enough to let your wine intake
air and breathe. This is a futile. There is simply no room for air
to circulate inside the bottle of a newly opened wine. In order to
permit the breathing of wine, it should receive adequate amounts of
free air. How can you do this outside the bottle? As a lover of wine,
you can choose from either of the two:
•Wine glass method – here, all you have to do is pour your favorite
wine into the glass then let it stay for 10-15 minutes or so. This
is one method that anyone in the family can do. You can even do this
while dining in a restaurant – low-maintenance and quite effective.
Make sure that the glass, like a patient hospitalized, needs some
quite time and therefore should be separated from any kitchen commotion
or buzz. A bit of advice, when pouring wine in glasses, you have to
make sure that you aim it at the center of the wine glass at about
six to ten inches falling freely from the bottle just to allow further
breathing while pouring.
• Decanter – this can be any kind of large container meant for liquid
like a pitcher or a vase it doesn’t really matter for as long as it
can accommodate the wine’s contents while being poured. One of the
secrets in aerating is allowing a wider area or space that is in contact
with your wine.
For wine tasting to be satisfying, one must be able to follow the
rule of thumb in aerating which indicates that when a wine contain
more tannins, it requires more time to breathe while red wines with
“lighter bodies” having lower levels of tannin will not be that demanding
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