Can I use my Mayu vortex pitcher to aerate my wine like a decanter?
Asked a year ago
I'm hosting wine tasting events for my friends, and we have a list of red wines we've been eager to try. I've tried decanting the wines once or twice for at least 30 minutes to bring out the aroma of the wine, but it's never worked. Can I use my Mayu swirl to better aerate my wines instead?
Mayu Water Team
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Yes, you can use your MAYU Swirl to aerate your wine like a decanter.
Unlike traditional decanters, which rely on a slow and steady pour to gradually introduce air into the wine, the MAYU Swirl uses a powerful vortex to rapidly infuse the wine with oxygen. This can result in a more complete and effective aeration process, as well as a more intense flavor profile.
The vortex technology helps to open up the wine's flavors and aromas by mimicking the natural swirling motion that occurs when pouring wine into a decanter but with the added benefit of being able to do it in just a few seconds.
» Read more: Wine aerator vs. decanter: key differences and benefits
MAYU Swirl is also convenient as it can be used immediately after opening a bottle of wine, whereas traditional decanters require some time for the wine to settle and separate from any sediment.
Keep in mind that, generally, red wines benefit from a longer aeration time of at least 30 minutes to an hour, while white wines may only need 15-30 minutes. However, some wines may require even longer aeration times to fully open up and release their flavors and aromas. It is recommended to taste the wine periodically to determine when it has reached the desired level of aeration.
» Check out these tips on aerating wine for great taste & aroma
So, whether you're drinking a bold red or a crisp white, the MAYU Swirl can help bring out the full flavor and aroma of your wine.
Marie-Claire De Villiers
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
You could use the Mayu Swirl with care, to aerate the wines, but consider the relationship between the age of the wine, its body and strength of flavor, and the intensity of its tannins. More aeration is not necessarily better. A single swirl session of 15 - 30 minutes on average should improve your wines.
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