JUST WINE TALK: THE VINTURI

Saturday/Sunday, 5/18-19, Little Rock, AR
No wine reviewed this weekend, but I did want to mention an item I saw in the Friday wine section of the San Francisco Chronicle that I picked up prior to leaving town. Under the "Why didn't I think of that" column, comes the Vinturi, a simple acrylic device that aerates wine in a hurry with no moving parts. It evidently takes advantage of the Bernoulli principle forcing air into wine using nothing more than a cleverly designed shape and the force of gravity. When you pour wine through it, you supposedly, and I say supposedly because I have never seen, nor tried one of these, hear a sucking sound like a wine taster inhaling. The reviewer claimed to have tried it on a red and stated that it instantly tasted better. They run $39.95 and are available at vinturi.com. If any of you out there are familiar with it, please let me know what you think. And, if the inventor, Rio Sabadicci, wants a good, honest, straight-forward review of it, send me a sample and I would be more than happy to give a first hand review here at 365corks. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!

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