Red wine is supposed to "breathe" before you drink it. That is the purpose of a decanter. Pour the wine into the crystal decanter, pour into wine glass.... that mixes in the right amount of air. However, most of us don't have a crystal decanter lying around and probably don't want one. I don't. That is way too breakable to have around while drinking. The Vinture is acrylic. And is cheaper than a nice decanter.
I saw one of these a few weeks ago. My first reaction was, "Hey! That is cool!" My second reaction was, "That is probably bullshit." But it isn't! It is crazy the difference that it makes. We tried it on a $6 bottle of Little Penguin Merlot and holy crap... pouring it through the aerator added like $15 to the wine! I was amazed. The little amount of air that is mixed in makes the wine taste more like it is supposed to taste; the same concept as adding salt to sweet desserts. I can't wait to try this on a nicer bottle of wine. Because I will say that the funneling my Bota Box (boxed...) wine through this made me feel a little trashy, even though it is perfectly decent, lovely wine! Didn't stop me though. My only negative about this is you have to be really careful not to pour the wine too fast or else it leaks out of the teeny air spouts on the side. Likewise you can't pour too slow because then the wine goes straight through and the air isn't mixed in. When it makes a weird sucking sound, you are doing it perfectly. I absolutely recommend this to any wine lover!
Set Includes: aerator funnel, sleek modern stand, a fine mesh basket if you happen to drink really fancy wines that may have a bit of sediment, and a travel pouch for the aerator for wine drinkers on the go.