The Best Wine Aerators – I Love Wine

This article was originally published at www.ilovewine.com  and I know you will find it as helpful as I did. I actually purchased an aerator a while back and never remember to use it, but after reading this article, I will definitely start using it going forward!

If you enjoy red wines, you know how important it is to let them breathe before taking that first sip. As oxygen mingles with the wine, it softens the tannins and releases aromas. If you don’t mind waiting, you can pour the bottle into a decanter to increase the surface area of the wine. Even simply opening the bottle or swirling your glass will encourage the aeration process. But when you can’t wait to fully enjoy that gorgeous red wine you just opened, we recommend using an aerator. These handy wine accessories will aerate your wine directly from the bottle so you can enjoy them immediately. Here are seven of the best wine aerators, including handheld, pourer, and electric one-touch styles. Continue reading “The Best Wine Aerators – I Love Wine”

Are There Really Carbs in Wine?

This article was originally published at www.ilovewine.com. I was excited to re-post this on my site because, well, it’s about wine and if you are like me, after your second glass, you do wonder idly to yourself, how many liquid carbs you are consuming and how much harder you are going to have to workout the next day to, ahem, balance them out.

If you’re the type of person that likes to have a glass of wine with dinner, or when you’re hanging out with friends, or any time at all, you want to know what it’s all about, right? You want to know if it’s good for you, bad for you or some form of indifferent, and one of the ways you may judge that is by how many carbs in wine are there. You may have heard that wine is low-carb, but there’s a big difference between low-carb and no-carb. So what does it mean? Continue reading “Are There Really Carbs in Wine?”