Vinturi Wine Aerator
Vinturi is a new innovative wine aerator that reportedly accelerates the breathing
process, allowing consumers to enjoy their wine from the first sip, rather
than waiting a couple of hours or more. The device is held over a glass as wine
is poured through. Vinturi draws in and mixes the proper amount of air for the
right amount of time, essentially allowing the wine to breathe instantly. Venturi
applies Bernoulli’s principle, which states that as the speed of a moving fluid
increases, the pressure within the fluid decreases. When wine is poured in the
Vinturi, its design creates an increase in the wine’s velocity and a decrease in
its pressure. This pressure difference draws in air, which is mixed with wine for
perfect aeration. The Vinturi inventor is Rio Sabadicci.
Double blind studies conducted by Vinquiry Wine Analytics in Napa confirmed that Vinturi produced
better overall aroma and flavor intensity and mouth feel and a smoother finish. Vinturi is endorsed and
used at more than two dozen Napa Valley wineries including Acacia Vineyard, Bouchaine, Hope and
Grace Wines and Robert Mondavi Winery. Suggested retail price is $39.95 at www.vinturi.com.