I just ended things with an ex and threw away all the gifts he’s given me. The above pictured aerator is the one gift I cannot bear to throw away. Honestly, it’s the most useful thing he’s ever given me.
In a nutshell, the aerator’s purpose is to breathe air/oxygen to your wine, thus enhancing the flavor or reducing the harsh tannis. Or something like that! I’m not that quite confident. I just know there was a noticeable difference when I poured my first glass without the aerator vs the second glass with the aerator. My wine was smoother as a result. I like WineStrong’s explaination about the benefits of aerating. Click here to check the post.