The 7 Best Wine Aerators Reviews: Enjoy a Mellow Glass of Wine

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Last Updated on January 6, 2021

Our Top Choice...

Key Features

  • Easy to use.
  • Thorough multi stage design produces superior wine.
  • Great price for the quality.
  • Comes with a stand to prevent dripping.
  • Easy to use and clean.

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Wine is an interesting alcohol; seen as refined and elegant, where others may be seen as more crass. As a result, a lot of culture has sprung up around wine, spanning back centuries, with a sort of mystique surrounding the proper way to drink and enjoy wine.

As with all things, though, science marches on, and the mystique surrounding wine has been lifted just a bit. Most people familiar with wine know that letting it “breathe” produces a more satisfying glass. Oxygen reduces the harsher flavors of wine, mellowing them and allowing for a drinking experience that does away with the harsh medicinal flavor wine sometimes has.

A wine aerator speeds up that process to its natural conclusion; what would normally take hours potentially, can be done in minutes or even seconds.

So, a wine aerator is a good thing to have. But what should you make sure to look for when you buy one? There are quite a few things; let’s go over them.

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The Best Wine Aerators You Can Buy

Zazzol Multi Stage

Specifications:

  • Material: plastic (total)
  • Type of wine aerator: multi stage freestanding aerator
  • Dimensions: 7.68” x 3.98” x 2.87”
  • Total weight: 1.01 lbs.

This is a great little wine aerator that gets the job done thoroughly and without breaking your budget.

I quite like the design, an easy to hold cone that ahs a wide spout for pouring wine through. Once there, it goes through a three stage process to aerate the wine; first spraying out in a wide sheet, then dripping into individual droplets through the aerator, before finally reconstituting in a “forced air vortex” (read: swirly tube) that dispenses your wine into your glass fully aerated and ready to drink.

It’s quite nice, and works quickly, producing a superior wine to most aerators.

On top of the raw performance, it comes with some nice quality of life features, like a stand to set it on after use (to avoid dripping overmuch on the table or what have you), and it comes in at a pretty solid price; about the price of a decent bottle of wine. 

This is an excellent investment for the wine afficionado.

Pros

Easy to use
Thorough multi stage design produces superior wine
Great price for the quality
Comes with a stand to prevent dripping
Easy to use and clean

Cons

Plastic seems to be a bit porous, as it has a tendency to stain a little

Vinturi Red

This is a very solid alternative to our winner. Honestly, in most ways this one is better. The construction is a lot more durable, with stainless steel components that add to its longevity.

Similar to that one, it comes with a stand to prevent dripping, and also comes with a steel mesh filter to get rid of any sediments that might otherwise come into your wine glass.

However, its aeration process is a bit less extensive, resulting in a good but not great aerated wine as the final product. The extra cost I think is not justified in that case, though it could be argued that the more durable components more than make up for that minor deficiency.

In the end, it’s a bit of a toss up. I could see plenty of people preferring this option to our winner, but in general I’ll take higher performance over higher durability for relatively inexpensive products like this. As long as it lasts at least a year, I won’t care too much about needing to replace something with a price in this range.

Specifications:

  • Material: plastic (exterior shell), stainless steel (interior components and filter).
  • Type of wine aerator: standalone single stage aerator.
  • Dimensions: 2” x 2” x 6”.

Pros

Durable stainless steel components
Included mesh filter
Solid performance
Comes with a stand to prevent dripping

Cons

Lower performance and a higher price than our winner make this a somewhat iffy choice in my book

Aervana Original One Touch Luxury Wine Aerator

Specifications:

  • Material: stainless steel (total)
  • Type of wine aerator: electric aerator and decanter
  • Dimensions: 12” x 12” x 9”
  • Total weight: 1.5 lbs.

I really wish I could have put this one further up on the list.

The functionality is quite nice. It makes pouring wine easy, plugging directly into the mouth of the wine bottle and pulling it up through with electronic suction, dispensing it at the push of a button.

It runs on just AAA batteries, making it easy to power and keep powered up, even on the go.

It also aerates just as it comes through the tube, performing all the functionality of any of the other aerators and pourers on this list with a single button press, and at the level of quality expected from the best.

While cleaning it is a bit specific (you need to fill an empty bottle with water, running the water through it to clean it out), it’s not really much of a hassle in the grand scheme.

The only issue: the price. This Aervana electric wine aerator costs about three times what our winner does. It my be fair (it’s about three times as good as well), but paying that much for a wine aerator doesn’t sit well with me, given these things are usually fairly cheap.

I’d say it’s worth getting if you expect to use it very often; on a weekly basis at least. If not, the price might be a bit hard to swallow.

Pros

Extremely easy to use; just screw it onto the bottle and it aerates as well as pours with a single button press
Runs on AAA batteries, so it’s easy to power on the go
Durable and well built
Fairly easy to clean, though it needs to be done a specific way

Cons

Extraordinarily expensive for a wine aerator

Jifar

Specifications:

  • Material: plastic (total)
  • Type of wine aerator: electric aerator and decanter
  • Dimensions: 7.9” x 5.3” x 3.1”
  • Total weight: 1.25 lbs.

This is essentially a much more affordable version of the above option with a corkscrews and bottle opener. The product costs about as much as our winner.

In some ways, this is better than the Aervana option. The battery on this is rechargeable, which is a bit of a pain on long outings, but will save you money on batteries in the long term.

However, in terms of performance, it does fall a bit flat. The design is thicker and more unwieldy, as well as being made of less durable plastic; this is not only going to contribute to this pourer breaking down more quickly, but also mean it will be more prone to staining on the interior, making it harder to clean.

It’s also just not quite as good of an aerator.

Still, if you want a solid aerator with the convenience but not the ridiculous price of the Aervana model, this is a great option to try picking up.

Pros

Easy to use; aerates and pours with a single button press
Rechargeable li-ion battery lasts a long time without recharging
Lightweight and easy to carry around
Comes with its own corkscrew and bottle opener
Cheaper than the more effective option

Cons

Less effective aeration than the more expensive model

Vintorio

Specifications:

  • Material: acrylic (spout), rubber (gasket)
  • Type of wine aerator: single stage spout aerator
  • Dimensions: 5.9” x 1.1” x 1.1”
  • Total weight: 1.28 ounces

This is sort of the original, basic design of a wine aerator. That doesn’t mean its performance is any lower than other options, necessarily, but the simplicity of its design does come with some inherent flaws to it.

This is the type of aerator you stick onto the top of a wine bottle and then pour through. That makes it a bit easier to use, but does restrict the flow of your wine a bit; sort of like pouring wine out of a balsamic vinegar bottle; it comes out a bit halting and slow.

That can be a pain with larger bottles, which get a bit heavy to hold tilted for any length of time, particularly as you get to about the middle point where you need to tip the bottle more.

But, this Vintorio wine aerator does get the job done, and it does it very efficiently, if with a bit of hassle. For the price, I’d say it’s worth checking out if you just want to try out what a wine aerator can provide.

Pros

Excellent results, similar to our winner
Great price for the quality
Well made of sturdy and easy to clean materials
Conveniently screws into any wine bottle

Cons

Spout restrict pour speed by quite a bit, which can be a hassle for larger bottles

TenTen Labs

Specifications:

  • Material: acrylic (spout), silicon (gasket)
  • Type of wine aerator: single stage spout aerator
  • Dimensions: 4” x 2.5” x 1.3”
  • Total weight: 1.44 ounces

Similarly to the Vintorio model from earlier, this option is a pourer. It screws into the mouth of the wine bottle and aerates the wine as you pour it out.

This shares a lot of the drawbacks of that model, as you might expect. Wine comes out slower, and it can be a bit of a pain to hold steady for that long over a glass with a particularly large wine bottle.

That in itself isn’t a huge issue, but this one also has the hassle of a sloppier spout. It pours a little faster, but I’m not sure it’s worth all the potential splashing, especially since that faster pouring means it doesn’t aerate quite as well.

It’s hard to justify getting this model in a lot of cases, but may be better for cheaper wines. It’s a bit less expensive and pours faster, but does still enhance the flavor.

Still, if you’re looking for pure quality enhancement, look elsewhere. This one simply doesn’t produce the same enhancement of flavor as a better model would bring you.

Pros

Screws on easily
Aerates relatively quickly for one of these spouts
Fairly inexpensive

Cons

Pours more slowly than a normal pour, which can be a pain
Scatters the wine awkwardly, sometimes making for a sloppy pour
Doesn’t aerate as well as a similar option on this list

Vinvoli Luxury

Specifications:

  • Material: plastic (total), stainless steel (mesh filter)
  • Type of wine aerator: single stage standalone aerator
  • Dimensions: 6” x 2” x 2”
  • Total weight: 15.2 ounces

Similar to our winner, this is a standalone wine aerator you can use easily; just settle it over the glass and pour as you would normally, producing a nice aerated wine with minimal muss or fuss.

In terms of actual aeration potential, this one is worse than our winner; it’s a simple single stage aeration process, though it does include a filter which can get rid of some excess sediment that may be found in some wine bottles.

But it being a bit worse isn’t necessarily bad. It’s good enough to give you a taste of what a wine aerator can do for you, and it comes in at half the price. It also has all the relevant accoutrements, like the stand to set it in once you’re done pouring, and it remains easy to clean and store away for later use.

Really, not a bad option if you just want to give wine aeration a try without shelling out for a more expensive aerator.

Pros

Very easy to use
Easy to clean
Includes a stand to set this in to avoid dripping
Includes a mesh filter for any sediment in your wine
Aerates fairly well for the price

Cons

Only single stage aeration, so it produces slightly less optimally aerated wine than the similar but better Zazzol option

Final Verdict

Zazzol Multi Stage

There are a lot of great options here, with the only truly iffy one for me being the bottom two options on this list, which are sort of cheaper but less good variants of other wine aerators on the list.

The other five, though, all have their own benefits. I particularly like the design of the winner, the Zazzol wine aerator, and others like it, but the benefits of one that screws directly into a wine bottle (be they manual or electric options) can’t be denied, making some things quite a bit easier.

In the end, there’s a lot of excellent choices here, and you shouldn’t go too wrong with even the least of them, though sticking to the top five or even three is probably for the best.


What to Look for in a Wine Aerator

Wine experts have racks of wine at their cellar, they also have wine fridges to keep wine cool, and they would also employ a wine aerator to bring out the aroma of the wine in just one pour. There are a few different kinds of wine aerator, which is the first thing you should look at.

The two main varieties are standalone wine aerators, and “wine pourers” which screw directly into the bottle and aerate as the wine is poured.

Standalone options work much the same, but allow for slightly faster pouring, at the cost of being somewhat more cumbersome.

Neither is strictly better than the other, though I have preference for standalone aerators. I’ve never liked the experience of pouring something in a trickle through a thin spout. It feels frustrating, and can be uncomfortable with heavier bottles.

Whichever you choose, you should make sure it’s easy to clean. An option that’s easier to clean is a bit better than a more durable one, since wine aerators are on average fairly cheap; they’ll run you about $30 on average.

There also tends to be two schools of wine aeration. The most common is a single stage of aeration, usually creating a dome-like spray that increases the surface area of the wine to aerate it. This type of aeration also usually includes a filter, to sift out sediment that might be in wine for a smoother drinking experience. This could perhaps be considered two stages of aeration as some more is done when the wine condenses back into a coherent pour.

Multi stage aeration is more thorough, and includes a second bit of active aeration which turns the wine into individual droplets, oxygenating it even more, and far more quickly.

Which is better is a matter of preference to a certain extent, as the filtering is quite good if you buy wines known for having a lot of sediment, and the aeration isn’t really much worse in single stage aerators; just letting the wine sit for a few minutes produces the same effect over time.

Finally, there is sort of a third type of wine aerator: electric options. These are more of a variant of the wine pourer options, but rather than being manual draw the wine up from the bottle using a weak pump and aerate it while dispensing it.

These are quite nice, and make the pouring easy (great for parties), but tend to be quite a bit more expensive; starting at a bit above $30 and going over $100 depending on the quality.