vinturi1.jpgThe Vinturi really works, and not just because a dozen winemakers told me so. I got one. I tried it. It delivers.

Purists may scoff, but this clever glass device instantly aerates newly-opened wine, softening the finish and opening the flavors — as if the wine had been uncorked the day before and allowed plenty of time to breathe.

You simply hold the Vinturi — which works by depressurizing the liquid as you pour it through, and thereby pumping more air into the wine (physics!) — over your glass. Pour (see illustration) and voila!

The wine really does open into a more voluptuous, full-figured version of itself after a single pour. And you can repeat this as often as you like.

$39.95 – on Amazon, etc.