The Aveine Smart Wine aerator delivers glass after glass of perfect wine – and brings an end to having to ever decant wine again!
Winner of a CES Innovation award, the Aveine aerator takes wine drinking to a new level as it aerates wine as its poured to release the wine’s flavours and aromas.
Using patented AI and Bluetooth technology, the Aveine aerator delivers the perfect amount of ambient air to the wine for an exceptional tasting experience.
The process begins by scanning the bottle’s wine label using the Aveine app, which is available for iPhone and Android. The app searches its database of more than 70,000 varieties of wine and transmits the information to the aerator so just the right amount of air oxygenates the wine.
Whether the wine would normally be decanted for one hour or one day – the Aveine instantly replicates this and only aerates the wine poured – not the rest of the wine in the bottle. Users can also input the information from the wine – colour, country, grape type, and be given the ideal aeration time which can be set manually on the touchscreen.
This means that whatever the wine it can be opened and enjoyed instantly without the need to decant it.
Invented in France, by Aveine co-founder and CEO Nicolas Naigeon, the product is now available in the UK.
Nicolas, who comes from a wine producing family in Burgundy, said: “Aerating, or oxygenating the wine, is an essential part of improving the flavour and bouquet of the wine.
“Wine is to be savoured and enjoyed and by aerating it you will get a much better tasting glass of wine. When you see professional wine tasters swirling the wine in their glass, it is to infuse oxygen and let all the flavours and aromas burst into life.
“When wine is put into a bottle and enclosed it is left in there all cooped up. When it’s opened, it’s like awakening the wine. When we wake up, we take our time to get ready. This is the same for wine.
“When the oxygen gets into the wine, this chemical reaction does many things. It enhances the characteristics of the wine. It makes the nose more powerful, especially red wines, so that the fruit really comes through. This also improves the taste, releasing the flavours on your palette.
“How long a wine aerates for depends on the age and type of the wine. Younger wines need more time. It will soften the tannins and add complexity. Older wines, which have been maturing in the bottle, need less time.”
He added: “In terms of the type of wine, reds, whites, roses and even sparkling wines can all benefit from aeration. Age will always be a factor as to how long.
“Young reds such as those from Bordeaux, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah (Shiraz) will definitely benefit.
“White wines such as those from Burgundy or Bordeaux, Chablis, chardonnay and even sweet whites can all be aerated to enhance their flavour.”
On how long to aerate.
Nicolas added: “The old-fashioned way of letting wine breathe isn’t just removing the cork or unscrewing the cap but to pour it into a decanter. However, for some wines you can take hours to reach perfection – and who wants to wait!
“Another option is to use an aerator, which adds oxygen to the wine as it’s poured. However, not all aerators replicate the right amount of oxygen needed to enrich the wine.
“This is why I invented the Aveine smart wine aerator, which will let the wine aerate to the exact number of hours as it is poured. There is no waiting and whether the wine needs one hour or 24 hours, this aerator has the technology to replicate it perfectly.
“Using the Aveine smartphone app to scan the wine label on the bottle, it will indicate how long the wine needs to aerate and this information is sent direct to the aerator or it can be done manually for the perfect glass of wine.”
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