Monday, February 22, 2010

Wine Aerator - Vinturi Essential vs. Vino2 Review

Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator vs. Vino2 Wine aerator

Vino2 wine aeratorVinturi essential wine aerator Pour-Through wine aerators are the latest development in wine accessories, and these two models are the market leaders, but is one really better?

Short answer - No, well maybe, but as you will see, the answer is really a personal choice.

The Pour-through wine aerator concept:

Both models use the same basic concept - pour wine into a large chamber and send it through a smaller channel to exit the aerator. The wine flow speeds up as it is forced through the smaller channel, creating a suction which pulls the wine from the top chamber. An air channel from the outside of the aerator to the smaller inner wine channel allows this suction to also pull in additional air, and mix it with the flowing wine. That's the pour-through aeration concept. Simple. (want more wine aeration details)

The Real Comparison:

As with all things, "the devil is in the details", and relative to superior function, this is where these two models of wine aerators lay their claims.

As the wine exits the aerator, the design of the smaller inner channel can create a secondary turbulence that helps the air molecules mix better with the wine molecules. And of course, each claims to have the better channel design.

If the difference is such that it takes a highly calibrated scientific instrument to evaluate the minute air-to-wine molecule ratio variances, I would challenge any Oenophile to a "blind" taste test.

I have tried both aerators, (using the same wine of course), and could not see a difference. But then again, I'm not a scientific instrument. Are you?

For even the most discerning wine lover, the real choice is between two factors - sight and sound. Regarding sight it is the more modern shape and design of the Vinturi versus the more classic sculpture design of the Vino2. It will be a personal choice as to which you, or the intended recipient, prefer.

And the sound part? While you can hear the sound of the air being sucked into the air channel as you pour wine through both models, it is so pronounced, and a little loud, with the Vinturi Essential wine aerator that they actually promote it as a distinction. The sound from the Vino2, as you pour, is much softer and more of a whisper. I think both sounds compliment their respective design style. As mentioned, once again it is a personal choice.

Price Comparison:
Prices vary with retailers online and offline, but generally a single Venturi Essential will be $25 - $35, and the Vino2 around $21 - $25. Amazon usually has the lowest prices, and sometimes great bargains for these wine aerators can be found on ebay. In all cases, look for free shipping, you should be able to stay close to those price ranges without paying high shipping costs.

The Vinturi Wine Aerators:

Vinturi red wine white wine aerator
From single red or white wine aerators, to double, triple, or even 4-packs of wine aerators, and gift sets, there are a lot of options available for the Vinturi models.

Here is the company promo description:

"As wine breathes, it releases its intended aromas and flavors. Unlike time-consuming decanters, Vinturi’s simple gadget makes the aerating process easy and convenient.

Vinturi's patent pending design speeds up this process by instantly aerating with ease and convenience. The perfect aeration in the time it takes to pour a glass of wine. Simply hold it over a glass and pour the wine through, mixing the proper amount of air in the right amount of time. The result is a better bouquet, richer flavor, and smoother finish.

Vinturi’s acrylic aerator stands six inches tall and two inches wide, is dishwasher-safe, and comes with a no-drip stand and travel pouch. During manufacturing, the material folds around rods and wraps back resulting in two slightly visible fold lines. These lines extend up from each air hole and are normal."

Vinturi also says you need a wine aerator just for white wines too. And of course they make one.

These are reviews by Amazon customers:
(majority - 5-Star Rating)
Vinturi Wine Aerator reviews

*You can click on the image above to read all reviews.

Vinturi Wine Aerator
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Vinturi Red and White Wine Aerators on Amazon

Vinturi Wine Aerator
This link is for Vinturi Wine Aerators on ebay now. It will show you the aerators you can "Buy-Now" without waiting, but you can also click the "Auctions" tab at the top to see available auction listings too.
Vinturi Wine Aerators on ebay

The Vino2 Wine Aerator

Vino2 wine aerator

The Vino2 aerator produces nicely aerated wine flow and performs exactly as you would expect, and to say anything else about this wine aerator performance would just be adding fluff.

What sets it apart from the vinturi is its classic deign. It just seems to look more "appropriate" as you use it, especially if you are pouring into a glass in front of your guests.

Here is the Vino2 company promo:

"Vin02 wine aerator incorporates art and style to the wine we drink. We all need air to breathe and so does our red wine!

Our Award winning formula gives each and every glass of wine enhanced flavors, and superior bouquets. Designer Master Zen Lhu has crafted a wine aerator that is truly a work of art. Master Zen’s dream is ” as the sun is to the earth, the rain is to the valley, the soil is to the vine, our wine aerator will be to your next glass of wine”

Simply pour your next glass of wine through the vin02 wine aerator and hear the air fortifying your wine in seconds. This instant decanting process enables the art of wine making in each and every glass. It is a well known fact that red wine needs breathe thus opening up, releasing the aromas and creating a smoother finish. “Let me breathe life into your next glass of wine” - Master Zen Lhu"
Hot Features

  • The vinO2 allows wine to display its intended aromas. Enhanced flavors go ahead, take a sip. Vino2 wine tastes better. It is more flavorful and has better mouthful. It tastes like a richer, more expensive wine. It tastes like it was intended to and is more enjoyable.
  • Mixes just the right amount of air with your wine at the precise moments
  • Award winning design, thus not looking like the ordinary wine aerators on the market ( No Fold Lines and Design Flaws Like Others on the Market )
  • Results in a better bouquet, enhanced flavor, and a smoother finish
  • Vino2 wine aeration is very effective at softening tannins which results in a much more pleasant finish. Any bitterness or bad aftertaste is reduced or eliminated

These are reviews by Amazon customers:
(majority - Full 5-Star Rating)

Vinturi red wine aerator

*You can click on the image above to read all reviews.

Vino2 Wine Aeratorsr

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Vino2 Wine Aerators on Amazon

Vino2 Wine Aerator

This link is for Vino2 Wine Aerators on ebay now. It will show you the aerators you can "Buy-Now" without waiting, but you can also click the "Auctions" tab at the top to see available auction listings too.
Vino2 Wine Aerators on ebay

The Wine Aerator battle winner is ...You!

As shown by the majority of actual customer reviews, (beware - there may be some "biased" reviews included). both the Vinturi Essential wine aerator, and the Vino2 wine aerator perform as claimed. Aerating wine with either of these does improve a wine's flavor and fragrance!

There is a slight difference in the prices, but not so much that they will likely be the deciding factor.

Your choice of which wine aerator to buy, (and you should have one), will probably be the design style that appeals most to you, or the gift recipient.

Even if you traditionally decant wine into wine decanters, there will be times when a wine aerator like the Vinturi or Vino2 will be just what is needed.

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Special - Vinturi Wine Aerators 7 pc. Gift Set
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Vinturi Wine Aerators 7 pc. Gift Set

Vinturi Wine Aerators 7 pc. Gift Set

From Vinturi, this Deluxe Aerator Set includes a red wine aerator, 2-piece (base and arm) tower, no-splash grate, sediment filter, no-drip stand, and travel pouch.

The curved acrylic tower floats the aerator, secures the wine glass, and features a no-splash grate. A sediment filter makes every pour a perfect one. When not in use, simply set the aerator in its no-drip stand. The Vinturi set, with its streamlined, vertical design, looks elegant on any table.

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