All wine systems work with different technologies but ultimately have the same goal, to enhance the wine experience. Still, with so many wine gadgets in the market, we often ask ourselves, “what is the difference between them, and which one is the best fit?”
What are Wine Aerators & How do they Work?
According to Wine Spectator, an aerator aims to introduce air into a bottle of wine to make it more expressive.
By accelerating the oxidation process and adding air and oxygen to the wine, aerators enhance your wine’s flavors and aromas, similar to how you swirl your wine in the glass or pour it into a decanter. Aerators do this by sending the wine through a channel of pressurized oxygen.
Wine Enthusiast mentions three main types of aerators:
Handheld- Used by holding over a glass and pouring the wine through.
In-bottle stoppers- Fit into a bottle of wine. Electric aerators are becoming popular in this category. They have dispenser spouts and use pressure to insert air into a bottle of wine.
In-glass decanters- Sit in the spout of a decanter or glass.
Overall, aerators are a quick solution to exposing the wine to air but do not preserve the wine and only work on some wines. For example, the older a wine, the more sensitive it becomes to aeration, so using aerators on aged reds is not recommended.
What is Vinloq & How does it work?
Now that we understand how wine aerators work, it is easy to see how Vinloq differs. Vinloq is a Wine Preservation and Slow Decanting™ System that uses non-pressure nitrogen gas. You can control how much oxygen you expose your wine to with three simple connectable products (nitrogen can, gas bag, and stopper).
Vinloq preserves your wine for two weeks or more, depending on the wine. Every wine has its maturity, from aged reds to young reds to whites, and Vinloq’s design allows each unique wine to perform its best.
With Vinloq’s system, the wine takes what it needs from the nitrogen bag, which means that your wine is preserved from the moment you pour the first glass. Slow Decanting™ happens inside the bottle while the wine changes. As days and weeks go by, your wine will evolve inside the bottle without using a decanter, aerator, or any other accessory.
The beauty of Vinloq is that you can enjoy all the benefits of preserving and tasting your wine’s evolving flavors and aromas without any pressure gas or complicated maneuvers. Vinloq also allows you to open multiple bottles of wine simultaneously without fear of spoiling.
Why Choose Vinloq over Wine Aerators?
Every wine enthusiast is looking for a wine accessory that best fits their lifestyle and needs. While aerators and Vinloq allow oxygen to interact with the wine, the key difference is time and pressure.
Vinloq helps express a wine’s flavors and aromas with no pressure gas and no risk of spoiling. In contrast, aerators don’t work overtime because too much air exposure will flatten the wine’s flavors and aromas. That is why aerators are not ideal for aged red wines and will not allow you to discover other hidden flavors and aromas as your wines evolve.
So, whether you want to preserve your wine and leave it for two weeks or follow your wine’s evolving flavors and aromas, Vinloq gives you both options in one system. If wine preservation or wine tasting through Slow Decanting™ isn’t for you, the Vinloq stoppers have a no-spill, no-drip technology that can serve any wine.
Wine aerators and Vinloq have different goals, but they both involve oxygen. Wine preservers like Vinloq extend the life of wine by limiting the wine’s exposure to oxygen. The perk with Vinloq is that you can control how much oxygen your wine is exposed to, whereas with other wine systems like aerators, you cannot control that.
Vinloq is unique because it performs two functions (Wine Preservation & Slow Decanting™) without pressure or extra gadgets. To learn more, follow Vinloq’s Slow Decanting™ tasting through vinloq.notes on Instagram, where we taste endless wines and share how they evolve with Vinloq.