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    Hyper-decanting - Anyone try it?

    I just read an article in the Chicago Tribune about decanting wines in a blender to aerate evenly through the whole batch in just a few minutes. They stated that they did a blind taste test with wine industry professionals and sommeliers and they wholeheartedly preferred the hyper-aerated ones. Just wondering if anyone has tried it?

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    I've been meaning to since I read about it in Modernist cuisine a couple years back, but always space it off.
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    Never tried it, don't drink wine. But if I did, I would, just because it seems like it would be such a faux pas to wine snobs.

    Originally from Nathan Myhrvold I believe:

    http://pursuitist.com/nathan-myhrvol...-wine-blender/
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    Never tried it. Tho' the idea of putting a great wine in a bloody blender offends my sensibilities and sense of, probably dated, propriety. Makes perfect sense tho'.

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    I haven't tried it, but I will the next chance I get. I guess the Mollydooker shake is basically the same thing, just a bit less extreme.

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    Do it all the time in the Blendtec. Maybe hit it with a 10 second very high blast of the blender. It creates an effervescent mix in the wine for a few seconds. Definitely opens the wine and softens the tannins a bit. I think it it oxygenates the wine vs oxidizes the wine. None of my wine friends/snobs go for it though. They think I'm a nut blending my 2000 Haunt Bergey
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    Another case of 'How it's done', as opposed to a different -and probably-better way of doing it. It's more 'refined' to put it in a crystal decanter and wait an hour, and then portion it into a Reidel glass shaped according to the varietal, then swirl and cup and inhale before every taste... I'm all for revering the time, effort, aging, subtlety, nuances, blah blah blah- but dammit- it's supposed to get you drunk!
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    I use an aerator a lot, but the idea of putting a nice wine in a blender-- I think not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    I use an aerator a lot, but the idea of putting a nice wine in a blender-- I think not.
    why not?

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    Exactly.
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