Vinaera Electronic Wine Aerator dispenses at the press of a button

The Vinaera Electronic Wine Aerator is an automatic wine dispenser that aerates as it pours. Air is introduced to the wine before it leaves the spout.

The Vinaera Electronic Wine Aerator is part of the Red Dot Best of the Best 2014 collection.
The Vinaera Electronic Wine Aerator is part of the Red Dot Best of the Best 2014 collection.Red Dot 21

Getting wine from bottle to glass is not an exercise that requires a lot of thought or planning. Be that as it may, there can be more to it than just picking up the bottle and pouring. Naturally, there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos designed to come between you are your wine -- in a good way.

The Vinaera is an electronic wine aerator that aerates as it pours. Featuring one-button operation (the device takes six AAA batteries), the gadget sits atop a wine bottle and waits to be called into action. When the time comes, the button activates an internal pump that draws wine up through a long straw, introducing air into the wine as it does so. It claims to mix the two elements together according to the golden ratio, so by the time the drink emerges from the spout, it would be perfectly aerated and ready to drink.

Whether or not wine aeration follows the golden ratio is perhaps best left to a debate for another time and another place (preferably over 1.618 drinks of wine). The important part is that aeration is well-known to enhance the enjoyment of wine. Couple that with a neat dispensing mechanism and it won't take long to get to the bottom of the debate -- less than a minute in fact, as the device pours and aerates at a rate of 1 ounce every 2 seconds. Pricing information wasn't available at time of writing.

(Via Appliancist)

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