Do you aerate your wine?

caseydog

Forum GOD!
Joined
25 Aug 2019
Local time
2:58 PM
Messages
13,236
Location
Dallas, TX
They have these things that can pull the air out of the bottle and keep the wine fresh for longer. We don't have use for that kind of thing. I don't know if this means I have a problem or not, but 1 bottle of wine (just for me) does not give me a hangover...hmm.

I have one of those things. I honestly can't tell you if it makes a difference. Like you, we rarely kept open bottles of wine around.

CD
 

garlichead

Über Member
Joined
6 May 2021
Local time
3:58 PM
Messages
2,319
Location
Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
I can’t remember where I read/heard it, but I do follow the “rule” that wines that are supposed to be served room temp need to go into the fridge for 20 minutes, and wines that are meant to be served chilled need to come out of the fridge for 20 minutes.
Yeah, I mentioned this earlier. It's very important otherwise the wine can taste 'hot' meaning it tastes alcoholic and chilling down reds will eliminate that and the supple characteristics of the wine is drawn out. 20 minutes I haven't heard that rule before but I can go along with the premise for sure.
 
Joined
30 Nov 2012
Local time
8:58 PM
Messages
1,320
Location
Hampshire, UK
They have these things that can pull the air out of the bottle and keep the wine fresh for longer. We don't have use for that kind of thing. I don't know if this means I have a problem or not, but 1 bottle of wine (just for me) does not give me a hangover...hmm.
Yep we have one of those vacuum stoppers too....no idea if it works or not :drink:
 
Joined
30 Nov 2012
Local time
8:58 PM
Messages
1,320
Location
Hampshire, UK
I have been to a few wine tasting parties and have visited vineyards. The presenters all said the same thing about serving red wine at room temperature. Room temperature does not refer to the temperature of a room in my home. It refers to the temperature of an underground, stone wine cellar. I put red wine in the fridge for 20 minutes before serving. That with breathing or aerating really improves the flavor/complexity of red wine.
Yes that's absolutely correct - room temperature refers to the era before insulation and central heating. At the last red wine tasting we did (at a vineyard in Cha Châteauneuf-du-Pape) the owner kept the reds in a fridge - which surprised some people. She was very clear that red wines should generally be served at around 14-16 degrees C.

We keep all our wines in the garage - even in the summer it doesn't get very warm in there so they stay nicely chilled and the reds are ready to drink year-round. In the winter the white and sparkling wines are a nice drinking temperature, though they do need further chilling in the summer (which is why we have a wine fridge in there).
 

garlichead

Über Member
Joined
6 May 2021
Local time
3:58 PM
Messages
2,319
Location
Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
How many times after I've asked our server to chill our red, I've been told they serve their reds at room temperature. Lots :banghead: Seriously though it seems it not a concept very well known and I can't blame the average person but a restaurant that sells wine should at least understand the basics. Oh well.
 

JAS_OH1

Legendary Member
Joined
12 May 2020
Local time
3:58 PM
Messages
8,419
Location
Akron, OH
How many times after I've asked our server to chill our red, I've been told they serve their reds at room temperature. Lots :banghead: Seriously though it seems it not a concept very well known and I can't blame the average person but a restaurant that sells wine should at least understand the basics. Oh well.
Not only that, but what ever happened to "the customer is always right"?
 

JAS_OH1

Legendary Member
Joined
12 May 2020
Local time
3:58 PM
Messages
8,419
Location
Akron, OH
I can drink it no problem, and be a jovial fellow, but the next morning I'm foggy with a head ache..
That stinks. I get that way with whiskey or tequila. I'd have to drink a lot more than 1 bottle of wine to feel that way. But I do drink it slowly and drink water before bed. It might take me 4 hours to finish a bottle, and there's always food involved.
 
Joined
15 Mar 2017
Local time
3:58 PM
Messages
2,005
Location
Canada
That stinks. I get that way with whiskey or tequila. I'd have to drink a lot more than 1 bottle of wine to feel that way. But I do drink it slowly and drink water before bed. It might take me 4 hours to finish a bottle, and there's always food involved.
I also might start with a beer or two while getting dinner ready..so, I'm no saint..
 

JAS_OH1

Legendary Member
Joined
12 May 2020
Local time
3:58 PM
Messages
8,419
Location
Akron, OH
Well, they aren't always right, but should respond as if they were. lol
Yes, no question about it. It's no great hardship to chill a bottle of wine and make the customer happy.

My husband's cousin really makes servers cringe when he orders filet mignon well done, lol, but they don't argue. It makes me cringe too, ugh!
 

garlichead

Über Member
Joined
6 May 2021
Local time
3:58 PM
Messages
2,319
Location
Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Yes, no question about it. It's no great hardship to chill a bottle of wine and make the customer happy.

My husband's cousin really makes servers cringe when he orders filet mignon well done, lol, but they don't argue. It makes me cringe too, ugh!
The end cuts of fillet mignon have to be served to someone. :D
 
Top Bottom