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Wine Wisdoms #4: Oxygen, Your Friend and Enemy

Friday, November 14th, 2008 at 3:51:35 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies


In the world of wine, oxygen is both your friend and your enemy. Wines are decanted or aerated so that friendly oxygen can slip into your wine in small doses. The oxygen, in effect, allows your wine to breathe and release newly developed aromas and flavors.

Oxygen is your enemy when you let an open bottle of wine sit on the counter and heavy doses of oxygen attack the wine, stripping it of its essences. Everything in moderation.

Find oxygen-related tools like decanters, aerators and preservation tools at 

Products Designed by Wine Enthusiast for Wine Lovers

Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 5:04:18 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Here at Wine Enthusiast, we not only sell top-of-the-line wine accessories sourced from all over the world, we also create our own. We have a line of Wine Enthusiast branded products, developed and designed by us, with over 30 years of wine expertise behind them. These products are not only innovative and elegant, they offer unparalled value.

The EuroCave SoWine Home Wine Bar

Friday, August 1st, 2008 at 10:46:04 AM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Our most exciting new product introduction so far this year has been the new SoWine Home Wine Bar from EuroCave. The makers of the world’s finest wine cellars now bring you the pinnacle of wine preservation! SoWine Chills and preserves opened wine for up to 10 days! Just place an uncorked bottle inside, close the door, slide EuroCave’s patented vacuum cylinder over the bottle neck, and set the desired temperature. No stoppers, pumps, or gases required. The EuroCave SoWine Home Wine Bar is all you need!

Don’t believe us? SoWine’s been reviewed by Gizmodo (“Represents a significant improvement” in wine preservation) and C|net (“The SoWine Bar from EuroCave solves the dilemma…red wine or white, don’t hesitate to open both”). And we expect more to come as we enter the holiday gifting season.

Wine Enthusiast literally cannot keep these on our warehouse shelves, they fly out of here as fast as they arrive. SoWine is sure to be THE hot product for all wine lovers this Holiday season. But what are you waiting for, pick one up between now and August 11th and we’ll ship it free.

Watch our video demo and see how this amazing new product works:

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Preservation Power: “Airing” On the Side of Protecting Your Wine

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 at 3:47:33 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

With decanting, we refer to the benefits of air on wine, yet for preservation, air becomes an enemy. Why is this?

Wine can only take so much air before crying out, “mercy!” A half-hour of air exposure for an old wine or a few hours for a young tannic red can help a wine express itself. However, longer periods of time begin to damage the wine. As oxygen starts to integrate with the wine, it expands the chemical compounds, called phenolics, that give your wine its unique character. A small amount of air opens them up, while air exposure over a long period of time causes the compounds to spread apart and dissipate. The wine will lose all of its wonderful aromas and flavors and ultimately turn sour. This is where preservation comes in.