Category: DIY

Proposal: Using an Air Compressor to Aerate Wine in Bulk

A huge part of the human population loves to partake in some fine wine, I think we can all agree on that, and there is something about a fine glass of wine that brings a great big smile on our face. You can aerate the water by swirling it around in the glass but aerating the wine exposes it to the oxygen for a certain amount of time that normally takes around thirty minutes. The problem with that is that it will be harder to do this in bulk. So instead of using a decanter to aerate your wine, you can use something that seems a little odd, and that something is an air compressor! With the right setup this will ensure that your wine is aerated in exactly 30 seconds, this will leave all bitterness of the Wine behind while leaving you with a robust taste.

Your wine can be aerated in bulk much, much easier this way rather using the more traditional ways such as decanting etc. Boxed wine would definitely benefit from this home made aeration. After the aerating process you can pour the wine into the decanter from the blender so that you can pour it back into the bottle, never leave wine in a decanter over night, you want it oxidized just enough for that delicious taste you are looking for. Now alternatively, you can definitely leave out a huge array of wine glasses out and pour the wine into them and leave them out for an hour, but I’m sure if you are selling wine you wouldn’t want to do that. If you have an aerator, you can maximize your air contact by pouring the wine into your decanter, this also has the same effect as the air compressor and is more professional, perfect for using if you have guests over for wine and dinner.

These methods can both be used for aerating your wine in bulk, because the amount of time used to aerate the wine will be significantly less than if you were to do it the old fashioned way. The old fashioned way, however can be done if you do it before opening up your winery or home that morning or afternoon, while using that prep time, have some of your assistants or friends and family members help you with the other decanters and aerators that you may have invested in. Using either method will keep customers, friends or family members shocked, and they will keep coming back for more, not only for the taste of the wine you are all drinking, but for the creativity and professionalism that is being used in the process of your wine aeration.

Aeration is a process, an art, that surprisingly not enough wineries do. Depending on your personal take on art, you can even make the air compressor method look more professional than it sounds. Remember that when you are decanting another person’s bottle of wine, be sure to ask for their permission, approval, and be sure to ask them which method they prefer you to aerate their wine with. the aromas of the wine will stand out in your winery or home, which will also add an extra layer of happiness to the experience of the customer or friend. At the end of the day wine is meant to be mastered.