Saturday, October 15, 2016

Aervana: Take Your Wine To Another Level With One Touch

If you're like me, when you open a nice bottle of wine, everything stops. I’m going to keep it real, sometimes I’m just not in the mood to decant my red wine. Mainly because I want my wine right after I pour it. In other words "gimme my wine".

This is where the Aervana comes in. It's a sleek wine gadget that opens up the aromas and flavors of a wine in an instant. Created by Louis J. Christen III, a consumer product inventor who also happens to be a wine enthusiast, it’s obvious that this aerator is in a class by itself. Yes, there are other wine aerators on the market, but the Aervana is the world’s first electric wine aerator. It’s battery operated (6 AAA batteries, included ). A set of batteries will last for about 250 bottles of wine.

I tested out the Aervana with one of my favorite red wine blends, The Countess. I have to admit, I was surprised how quickly it changed the taste of the wine. It made the wine more bold and juicy. Basically, the aerator pumps up the wine while bringing in some air which makes it frothy before the wine hits the glass.

I love how simple and easy the gadget is to use. Pump it and the wine goes right into your glass. There is no mess and no fuss, just magick in your wine glass.  It’s also known to the be only aerator that keeps the sediments at the bottom of the bottle and away from your glass. Isn't that fancy?!

The added bonus for using a wine aerator versus a decanter is that you can use it for the exact amount of wine that you are drinking. Say goodbye to wasting wine or trying to put it back in the bottle if you don’t drink it.

The Aervana won the prestigious  Red Dot Award for innovative product design. Not only does it work wonders, but it looks good while doing it. The gadget goes for about $99 and is perfect addition to any wine lover’s collection.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Apothic Inferno: A Sexy Red Wine Blend With A Touch Of Whiskey

An Apothic red blend had a lover affair with a whiskey barrel which produced their latest wine. I had the pleasure of attending the Apothic Inferno soiree in New York City at the Jane Hotel.

I was taken through a sensory journey to experience the magick of Inferno. Good looking men were behind the bar to guide me through a sniffing stations of notes that are in the wine while someone was waiting to let me select a bottle which contained my fortune.

Apothic is known for its sensuous and alluring wines. Their inspiration comes from “Apotheca”, a mysterious place where wine was blended and stored in Europe during the 13th Century. Their winemaker, Debbie Juergenson, strives to tell a story with each blend.

Apothic Inferno is an impressive and dramatic wine. There is a hint of a smoke in it that comes from being aged in whiskey barrels for 60 days. The aromas in the wine are red fruits, berries, maple, and spice. It's as good as it sounds.

It’s  a wine with depth so pair it with meats, comfort food from your crockpot, dark chocolate, or with a round of good conversation. It's also a rather sexy wine, it's the perfect selection for romance and seduction.

Sip this one during Autumn and those cold winter months. A good go to for holiday meals during Thanksgiving, it will pair nicely with fall flavored foods.

You may want to stock up on this wine, because it’s a limited edition. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Stop by the Apothic website, it’s for your own wine filled sensory journey.