I recently became a red wine lover and I went on a quest to find the ultimate way to enjoy wine. I tried a many things, from different grape varieties, to glass sizes and shapes, to aerating the wine before tasting, and I wanted to share with you an unbelievable finding.
Mixing air in the wine brings out its true flavor and smell, so ideally you want to somehow mix enough air with the wine quickly. I read books and searched through blogs until I found this breakthrough post in Tim Ferris’s For Hour Work Week blog. The idea behind his suggestion is that if you pour wine in a food processor and mix it, it should be thoroughly aerated. This could potentially also work with a blender too.
I tried it myself and it worked to a degree that I couldn’t believe my tasting buds! I also shared it with friends who had the same reaction. We compared it to the same wine that wasn’t aerated with this blending technique and everyone could tell the two appart.
Try it yourself and let me know what you think.
Here are the steps to aerating through blending
- Get your favorite wine and a wine glass
- Measure a glass of wine
- Pour it in the food processor
- Aerate by mixing
- Share with friends and taste the difference!
Just make sure you don’t blend the wine too much or you will end up with a froth of wine bubbles at the top of your wine that you will have to drink through. Not that it matters, but I just thought I’d let you know.
Here’s how I did it myself