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The 5 Best Wine Aerators of 2023

We put models from Vineluxe, Aervana, Soireehome, and more to find the best product to aerate your wine
Best Wine Aerator of 2023
Blind taste tests were a fun way to separate the aerators ability to enhance taste aroma, try it with your favorite bottle.
Credit: Evan Johnson

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By Evan Johnson ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Mar 22, 2023

To find the best wine aerators, we poured over the market's most popular models before purchasing and testing 9 of the top aerators available. Our crew of testers eagerly used each product on high-end bottles of red as well as low-priced grocery store merlots and cabernets to tease out the differences in performance. Using blind taste tests with a panel of judges, we compared the level of enhanced taste and aroma before also assessing ease of operation, cleaning, and even aesthetics. We searched for models that add thoughtfulness when paired with a bottle as a gift, found styles that start conversations, and discovered ones that are quick to plug and play with no extra fuss.

From wine to whiskey, our libation experts have tested an array of barware and accessories. You'll find everything from top-ranked wine openers and stoppers to quality beer glasses to the best barware set for crafting the perfect cocktail.


Best Overall Wine Aerator

Vineluxe Pro

Style: Handheld | Added Value: Elegant
Noticeable difference in taste
Eye-catching design
Spills easily
Requires two hands

The elegant Vineluxe Pro is a handheld wine aerator that is not only functional in its ability to smooth out harsh tannins but also fun to use. This multi-step aerator starts by receiving the poured wine onto a slightly beveled showerhead, which spreads the wine out before it makes its way to step two, the perforated disc. This disc is littered with tiny holes that the wine passes through on its way to the third step. Finally, it swirls through a small vertical canal and into the wine glass. Each step introduces more air, rounding out especially tannic or tart wines. The small shower spout effect is stunning. The device offers visible confirmation of aeration via its translucent body and audibly via the fun whirling and whooshing sounds it makes as the wine rushes through. The punchy label and sleek holder make it a great bar accessory.

While our testers were not bothered by the whirling and whooshing, some may prefer a less audible confirmation of aeration. The small shower head is crucial to this puzzle; however, pouring the wine onto what is essentially a flat surface can cause spillage if you are not careful. While many wines can benefit from aeration, it is essential not to use the Vinluxe with especially delicate wines as it may flatten the flavor. This aerator is excellent for intense and robustly tannic wines.

best overall wine aerator
The elegant Vinluxe is as fun to watch as it is to use.
Credit: Matthew Blake


Best Electric Wine Aerator

Aervana Essential Electric

Style: Electric | Added Value: Unobtrusive design
Low profile and lightweight
High aeration and simple operation
Requires batteries
More steps to cleaning

The Aervana Essential Electric offers up your choice of wine freshly aerated at the easy touch of a button. It sits nicely in standard wine bottles and has a low profile and elegant form, reducing the chance of knocking it over. The wine is aerated while running through the system, which operates on six AAA batteries to ensure you've got the power to produce a pleasing, aerated pour straight from the spout. This attachment essentially brings a wine tap to your next get-together.

Cleaning requires a rinse bottle filled with water and a quick run through the system to ensure nothing remains inside the unit. And while we love the unique simplicity the electricity provides, we aren't thrilled to add another gadget to our kitchen that requires batteries. The device does not work unless sealed atop a bottle, but it does its job as advertised, helping maintain the freshness of your wine and providing a simple solution to putting your favorite vintage on tap. We found the Aervana Essential Electric least likely to drip out of the electric models tested, although a well-placed towel or drip catch coaster is encouraged to keep counters or shelves clean. Check out the Aervana for an easy go-to touch of simplicity.

best electric wine aerator
Simply tap the top silver button on the Aervana and get a well aerated glass of vino.
Credit: Evan Johnson


Best Bang for Your Buck

Soireehome In-Bottle Aerator

Style: Pour Spout | Added Value: Dishwasher safe
Simple plug-and-play stopper attachment
Adjustable aeration depending on pour angle
Slightly less aeration overall
Potentially fragile to travel with

Sometimes simple is best, and it doesn't get much easier than a pour through the Soireehome In-Bottle Aerator in-bottle wine aerator. Scoring highly across all metrics, this plug-and-play globe-shaped device attaches to your bottle and allows for increased aeration depending on the angle of the pour, all the way to fully inverted. Bonus points for the dishwasher-safe design. We feel this is a clear choice at a fair price point. After use, place it on the display stand and have your new favorite wine tool on the shelf next to your lineup of bottles for the evening.

While it can be easier to pour through, our testers found this device provides slightly less enhancement to the bouquet of aromas. Reduced aeration can also offer more tannic taste; a pour with the Soireehome may need more time for a smoother glass. To enhance aeration, it might be worth covering the opening with a thumb and tilting the bottle back and forth to allow it to run from the device back to the bottle a few times. Try this over the sink, though. No assembly and the easiest of cleanup make this one a clear winner. Choose this affordable model as a display piece and something to add quickly to any bottle, even whites at a low angle pour.

wine aerator - best bang for your buck
The Soireehome is super easy to use, simply replace the cork with this in-bottle aerator.
Credit: Matthew Blake


Best for Butterfingers

Ullo Wine Purifier

Style: In-glass | Added Value: Sulfite filter technology
Easy to clean
Unsanitary refills
Decent aeration

Not only does the Ullo Wine Purifier aerate your wine, but it uses Selective Sulfite filter technology to purify it too. The liquid glides effortlessly through the disposable sulfite filters and then spirals around the dome-shaped base, introducing air to your wine. We were pleasantly surprised that the sulfite filters provide no unwanted change in taste. We tested this out by aerating the same wine with and without the filters for a side-by-side comparison. The swirling of the wine, which takes place in the bulbous base, takes the edge off the tannins, leaving room for fruity and oaky notes to shine brightly. The Üllo is very quiet, so if you prefer to taste, see, smell, and feel your wine without hearing it, too, this is a great option.

This in-glass wine aerator is extremely easy to use. It simply sits on the rim of your desired wine glass. The top half is rubber and tapered to ensure a gentle fit for a wide array of delicate glassware. It is best to pour slowly, but generally speaking, the large-sized mouth is difficult to spill. Unfortunately, the in-glass aerator is not a great option if you plan to refill used glasses because it comes in contact with the rim. That makes the Üllo difficult for large dinner parties or group gatherings. That being said, for personal use, small intimate gatherings, or events that require a fresh glass with every pour, the Üllo is a superb option.

wine aerator - best for butterfingers
The in-glass aeration technology and wide mouth make this hand-free aerator less prone to spilling.
Credit: Matthew Blake


For Gear Geeks

Zazzol Multi-Stage Decanter

Style: Handheld | Added Value: Dishwasher-safe
Pinnacle of its class for max aeration
Easy to clean
Extra parts to clean or lose
Requires extra hand to hold

If you have a penchant for taking things apart and experimenting, check out the Zazzol Multi-Stage Decanter wine aerator. Sometimes it's just fun to take an old go-to wine and see how it changes with new tools. The Zazzol provides multiple layers and styles of aeration to please all the senses. Pouring starts over an umbrella that fans out the wine before it travels through a perforated disk and finally whirls through our friend, the Bernoulli zone.

Almost all of these devices employ the Bernoulli effect, where you increase the velocity of a liquid (in our case, wine) through a constriction, and various methods of air injection spit out your delicious sweet vino on the other side. According to the manufacturer, the Zazzol is dishwasher safe. It wasn't overly complicated to disassemble; there are just a few more pieces and some finagling with the rubber seal. We recommend the Zazzol for the gear geek vino lover in your life.

wine aerator - for gear geeks
Geek out here on the levels and variety of aeration through an "umbrella" into the perforated disk and then through the final bernoulli chamber.
Credit: Matthew Blake


A Classic Choice

Vinturi Aerator With Base

Style: Handheld | Added Value: Sits well on stand
Simple design with classic lines
Quick clean up and easy to rinse and dry
Really loud aeration

The Vinturi Aerator With Base is a well-known and popular device. Our testers resoundingly liked how well it worked in enhancing the nose of our selected reds, and the sound emitted from this device during aeration is not insignificant. Vinturi is proud of the noise, as the loud noises imply that the device is introducing more air to the wine through the device's side jets. Simple construction and easy cleaning increase the value and performance of this product. The optional mesh screen insert available on this model (and a few others we tested) is nice for catching bits of cork or other sediments.

While we appreciate the audible confirmation of aeration that the Vinturi provides, some may prefer a quieter option. It is also worth noting that these handheld devices require extra coordination.

wine aerator - the vinturi is the classic handheld simple tool to get your favorite...
The Vinturi is the classic handheld simple tool to get your favorite red aerated.
Credit: Evan Johnson


Another Free Floating Choice

VINVOLI Luxury Pourer

Style: Handheld | Added Value: Easy rinse
It sits well in its storage stand
Classic simple look
Potential weak points in the tabs
Black band blocks visuals of the aeration process

The Vinvoli Luxury Pourer checks in with a familiar handheld style, mesh screen, and a tabbed additional cup system. The cup allows extra space for air to enter the Bernoulli Effect, but the tabs are somewhat clumsy. After aligning them, however, you're set up for success. The blind taste testers all preferred the pour offered by the Vinvoli over non-aerated wines, and it's the fact that it's comprised of fewer parts means it's easier to clean. It's also priced competitively among other handheld options.

Get the tabs wrong or break one, and this could end up less than ideal. Still, when operated correctly, this unit gets the job done. Most of our testers preferred models that allow you to "see" the aeration process in action, but the black band around the Vinvoli's top blocked our view. Still, this model functions almost as well as our favorite models in terms of enhancing the flavor and aroma of red wines, and since it's priced a touch lower, we think it's a fine choice for folks less entertained with the aesthetics of the device in action.

wine aerator - the vinvoli has a mesh screen to catch sediment or bits of cork...
The Vinvoli has a mesh screen to catch sediment or bits of cork, allowing only wine to flow into your glass.
Credit: Evan Johnson


A Better Pourer Than Aerator

TenTen Labs Pourer

Style: Spout | Added Value Helps pour cleanly
Easy and quick
Very minimal aeration
Comes apart a little too easily

TenTen Labs Pourer brings us their spout-style attachment in a two-pack. While this is an easy and straightforward option, it failed to bring forth flavors and aromas as well as the other simple choices. It also comes apart easily in use; one of our testers lost the rubber bits between the acrylic and almost fell into the bottle. It sits well inside the neck of a bottle but does not do much for flavor.

This model functions effectively as a wine pourer first, offering little aeration. Place it in your favorite wine, and you've got an excellent, functional device that pours well. Just don't expect a noticeable enhancement in aroma or taste with this model.

wine aerator - the tenten labs model adds minimal aeration while offering a solid...
The TenTen Labs model adds minimal aeration while offering a solid pour experience from its spout.
Credit: Evan Johnson


Electric Model We Liked Less

JIFAR Electric One Touch

Style: Electric | Added Value: Extra accoutrement
Cool light-up feature
USB rechargeable
Tall unit, a little clunky
On/off button feels less intuitive

Electric models are abundant and should be easy. Our test of the Jifar Electric One Touch aerator confirmed some initial button control concerns. For this model, touch the button to start the flow of wine, and then touch it again to turn it off. However, our testers preferred the button on the Aervana, which dispenses wine as you hold the button, allowing a more precise pour. We like that this unit is charged via USB and comes with assorted accouterments of an opener, a travel pouch, and a stopper (all of which seem of average quality). Another option could be rigging this atop a bottle of custom-flavored beverages in a wine bottle. Overall, the drips were minimal and enhanced the wine's aromas and flavor in our tests.

On the downside, the Jifar unit sits tall on the bottle, creating a little extra concern for getting high-sided and toppling over. We did like the light and the window into the device but didn't find them to affect the overall performance. Overall, we felt this product was overdesigned and overdone, especially compared to the simple and balanced Aervana electric model.

wine aerator - this electric model is almost as large as our wine bottle, which...
This electric model is almost as large as our wine bottle, which wasn't our favorite aspect. It is certainly a conversation starter, though, and comes with a wine opener and stopper.
Credit: Evan Johnson

Why You Should Trust Us

As always, we began this project with a lot of research. We consulted professionals and investigated the most popular and well-regarded products available to help narrow down our test suite. Once we received our orders, we went wine shopping to get an array of wines of various vintages, grape varieties, and prices to see what these aerators could really do. We started with our favorite reds and checked blind taste tests to see if the aerator provided an elevated experience. We also assembled a panel of wine professionals and amateur wine lovers to conduct these blind taste tests over several evenings. Our testers overwhelmingly preferred the aerated version of these (mostly young) wines. We equally compared all models across the board to see which stacked up the best in smoothing out a nice, tannic red. After cleaning up and shelving each unit, we got a feel for how easy it was to process the system and figure out its quirks. Here are some stats from our testing process:
  • Nine aerators
  • Twelve bottles of wine
  • Six taste panel judges
  • One broken wine glass
  • Three loaves of sourdough
  • Lots of chocolate

Our lead testers, Evan Johnson and Hayley Thomas, reached out to industry professionals, sommeliers, and folks plain psyched on the variety of wine gear out there. Both are wine enthusiasts and enjoy finding high-caliber bottles at lower price points. Seeking out fine wines that won't break the bank and enhancing them via aging and aeration techniques is a pastime they can both get behind. This passion project led them to try out several aerators against a dozen tannic wines, giving them valuable insight into these devices.

The Ullo is a fun in-glass option for those who are prone to spilling.
The Ullo is a fun in-glass option for those who are prone to spilling.
You can see and hear the air being introduced to your wine when...
You can see and hear the air being introduced to your wine when using the handheld Zazzol.
We tested every aerator with a multitude of wines, varying in age...
We tested every aerator with a multitude of wines, varying in age, grape, quality and price. Here is the Soireehome looking snazzy next to some of our favorite bottles.

We found real decisive winners by checking this info with blind testing and examining the results. The wide breadth of users helped us determine which aerator would work best for the wine enthusiast.

Analysis and Test Results

We analyzed each model according to a test plan we developed to be fair and equal. Our three areas of performance comparison are Aroma and Taste Enhancement, Ease of Use and Cleaning, and Aesthetics. Read on below to see how each metric was assessed and which products shined brightest in each performance criterion.

Aroma & Taste Enhancement

As this is the most sought-after effect of a wine aerator, we went to great lengths to test this aspect of each product. Extensive blind tasting was conducted with a panel of four to six judges to determine which version the testers preferred (either aerated or non-aerated). We look at a rough to smooth taste scale overall and compare tasting notes on the nose and palate. To create a controlled experiment, we tested each aerator on each bottle of wine we purchased. We were sure to pour a new non-aerated control glass to sip alongside their aerated counterparts to provide accurate comparisons. We used bread and plain water to cleanse the palate between tastings.

We found handheld models like the Vinluxe Pro, Zazzol, and Vinturi to all function well in aerating wine. These three models significantly enhanced the taste and aroma of red wines immediately after popping the corks. Our tests proved the Aervana Essential Electric to be the most flavor-enhancing of the electric models, creating similar results in taste and aroma as the handheld models.

wine aerator - the three step aeration offered by the vinluxe proves to be a very...
The three step aeration offered by the Vinluxe proves to be a very efficient system.
Credit: Matthew Blake

Models like the TenTen provide some aeration, but the effects on aroma and taste were barely noticeable — if at all — by our judges. Based on our assessments, this model seems to focus more on pouring than aerating. Stopper-style aerators overall also fell short without much actual enhanced aroma or taste.

wine aerator - preparing another round of blind taste testing with the zazzol...
Preparing another round of blind taste testing with the Zazzol aerator.
Credit: Evan Johnson

Ease of Use & Cleaning

This metric consists of how easy it is to use and clean each model. Some product designs make it difficult to balance pouring, holding an aerator, and potentially even a glass. For this reason, we urge consideration of how you may intend to use the device.

Units like the in-bottle Soiree simply replace the cork, allowing you to pour with one hand. The Üllo is another one-handed wonder. This in-glass aerator sits atop your wine glass, making it easy to pour one-handed and more difficult to spill. This ease of use contrasts with the handheld models, which require two-handed operation and are more likely to result in a few errant splashes. The Üllo and the handheld Vinluxe Pro are very easy to clean as they come apart, ensuring that no wine is left behind. Whether handheld or stopper-style, we appreciated models with a stand to place them between uses. This kept them stable and off the counter, and therefore, cleaner.

wine aerator - the in-bottle soireehome is about as easy as it gets.
The in-bottle Soireehome is about as easy as it gets.
Credit: Hayley Thomas

Among the electric models, we found the Aervana to be easier to use than the JIFAR. The button on the Aervana functions better to get a more measured and careful pour. It's also less top-heavy and not as easy to knock over as the large and clunkier JIFAR aerator. Furthermore, the JIFAR tended to drip more than the Aervana. We appreciate that the JIFAR model is rechargeable with a USB cord, while the Aervana runs on six AAA batteries.

wine aerator - the soireehome is a great example of an easy-to-clean aerator...
The Soireehome is a great example of an easy-to-clean aerator. Simply run some hot water through it and you're good to go!
Credit: Matthew Blake

To clean most of these devices, a simple rinse will do. Some models, like the Zazzol, required unscrewing and disconnecting parts to fully clean, whereas the simpler Soiree can simply be run under warm water and placed in a safe spot to dry. We prefer a simple rinse to sticking these devices in the dishwasher, and not all of them are suitable for this. Cleaning the electric models is more involved. These are best cleaned by filling a wine bottle with clean water and pumping the water through the spout. It's not a dealbreaker, but it does take more time and effort than the non-electrical models.

wine aerator - the vinluxe is easy to use and comes apart for a thorough clean.
The Vinluxe is easy to use and comes apart for a thorough clean.
Credit: Matthew Blake


Part of the wine-tasting experience is how the wine looks in the glass, the appealing label artwork, and the setting. Excellent tools to enjoy your wine help elevate the experience for you and your guests. You could consider matching your choice to align with your home's design theme or even look at how it matches the rest of your kit. To compare, we set tables with the gear out and stored them with bottles on display.

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Enthusiasm for wine is fueled partially by aesthetics, and the Soireehome was a favorite in this aspect among our testers, whether it was sitting atop a bottle or in the act of pouring.
Credit: Evan Johnson

Electric models tested brought in a different feel, from the somewhat large and top-heavy look of the Jifar to our favorite e-aerator, the Aervana, which has a sleek look that matches most bottles. Our testers unanimously preferred the Aervana for its smaller, more sophisticated look. Both electric models look a little funny to us atop a wine bottle. The Vinluxe Pro is striking, with its transparent design, simple black band, and eye-catching logo. We did not need to tuck it away after using it and instead left it out on the bar for all to see. Models like the Aervana blend tech and function to provide a quality product that blends in well.

wine aerator - the vinluxe pro is so pretty we opted to leave it out on our bar to...
The Vinluxe Pro is so pretty we opted to leave it out on our bar to accompany our favorite bottles.
Credit: Hayley Thomas


We test many aerators across an array of wines. We took every precaution, like bread and water pallet cleansers and non-aerated control glasses, to ensure that each aerator had an equal opportunity to shine. We gravitated toward models that were easy to use and easy to clean, but the level of taste and aroma enhancement was our main concern. After spending a reasonable amount of time with our entire test suite, we found that certain options shined brightest in specific situations. We're confident that the specs and conclusions we've reached will help guide you to the perfect choice for your needs and budget.

Evan Johnson

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