Here’s something that does work: the Nuance Wine Finer, a wine aerator. If you know about red wines, they need to breathe before you serve them, but that takes about an hour. This little gadget is about the length of a pen; use it and your wine’s drinkable right away.
We did a blind taste test on this and a bunch of other aerator devices, and the Nuance Wine Finer really works. It draws in air as you pour, mellows the wine, and opens up the flavor.
The Nuance Wine Finer is nice because you don’t need to hold it up over each glass or do anything acrobatically fancy to make it work, like some other models. It slips right into the wine bottle, leaving a small stainless pour spout sticking out. It’s $30 well spent.
Do you know of any other great wine gadgets?