Rabbit Wine Aerator and Pourer

Last updated date: August 26, 2019

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Rabbit Wine Aerator and Pourer

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We looked at the top Wine Aerators and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wine Aerator you should buy.

Update as October 2, 2019:
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Overall Take

In our analysis of 75 expert reviews, the Rabbit Wine Aerator and Pourer placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Our classic wine aerator and pourer effortlessly aerates wine as it is poured directly from the bottle, improving the quality and flavor of red wine. The slim silicone base inserts and fits securely in all bottle types for easy, drip-free pouring. Sleek black and polished stainless steel accents add long-term durability and timeless style to your home bar or tabletop. Simply uncork a bottle of wine, insert the wine aerator, and pour yourself a glass in seconds. Removable parts ensure a thorough cleaning every time, hand washable.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

472 user reviews

What experts liked

Durable, easy to clean silicon and stainless steel. Large bowl promotes greater aeration
- BestReviews
A black silicone base that inserts and fits all types of bottles and a curved plastic and stainless pourer for a drip-less and leak-free serving, thus providing you with the ability to clean it thoroughly.
- Product Reviews
July 11, 2019 | Full review
A favorite among wine experts for its simple design, effective performance, and affordable price tag. This wine aerator features silicone and stainless-steel construction that holds up well and is easy to clean. It has a large bowl for more effective aeration.
- Chicago Tribune
It aerates the wine very nicely and with a careful hand when pouring it doesn't drip.
- Best Advisor
The Metrokane Rabbit aerator consists of two integrated pieces which can be easily detached for cleaning. The aerator unit is inserted directly into your bottle. therefore you don't need to hold the aerator above your wine glass with your other hand while you are pouring the wine. You just pour the wine into your glass with a single hand.
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What experts didn't like

Can be a loose fit in some bottles, causing drips. In rare cases, aerator falls out
- BestReviews
Cannot be cleaned with a dishwasher. Some complained about it leaking and being stuck inside the bottle.
- Product Reviews
July 11, 2019 | Full review
It doesn't fit all bottles, so drips may occur. It sometimes falls out of the bottle, too.
- Chicago Tribune
The aerator itself is plastic. I am not knocking on the plastic as something like this could easily be broken.
- Best Advisor
One other minor surprise was that it didn’t fit snugly into the bottle. It seemed a little loose and I was worried that when I was pouring the wine through it, it was going to come out and we’d spill much of the bottle. Four experienced wine enthusiasts couldn’t tell the difference between a wine poured through it and one poured right from the bottle. If you are going to use an aerating device, the effect should be obvious.
- Winery Sage
Does not seem to be as sturdy and solid as the Vinturi, and therefore it may not last as long.
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An Overview On Wine Aerators

Home sommeliers, pinot noir fans and rosé-all-day champions have dozens of new ways to enjoy their favorite drinks at home. You can buy chilled blush wine in six-packs of aluminum cans, sip from self-cooling wine cups and save the other half of your bottle with preservation sprays and special stoppers. But one of the easiest ways to make every sip more memorable is by using a wine aerator. 

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Wine aerators are small devices that you can pop right into the mouth of your wine bottle. They swirl your wine around as you pour, helping it mingle with more air to enhance the taste. It might seem counterintuitive, but exposing your wine to more air actually makes it taste better. 

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The oxidation that occurs when air hits your wine emphasizes compounds that create delicious notes like blackberry or apple, while less tasty flavors from ethanol and sulfites evaporate. The result is a full-bodied wine tasting experience that wakes up your tastebuds. Red wines are the only wines that need to be aerated. 

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You can also help your wine breathe by buying wine glasses with larger openings or by using a specially designed vessel called a decanter. However, using a wine aerator is much faster. Since it mixes your wine with air as you pour, you don’t have to wait for it to sit in your glass or decanter. You can pour red wine in any glass with an aerator and enjoy a full-bodied taste in seconds. 

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Red wine aerators are available in two general designs. Some aerators fit into the mouth of your wine bottle, so your vino runs through the aerator as you tilt the bottle and pour your glass. These aerators are convenient because you can pour your wine and aerate it with one hand. 

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Other aerators must be held separately above your glass, so you’ll hold the bottle in one hand and the aerator in the other as you pour. Both styles are equally effective at getting air into your wine. 

The Wine Aerator Buying Guide

  • Red wines are the only wines that need to be aerated. Denser red wines, like Malbecs or Cabernet Sauvignons, are especially great for aeration. Adding air to these vinos removes extra sediment, acidity, ethanol notes and tannins that make your wine harder to drink and enjoy.
  • Fine red wines that have been aged are an exception to that rule. Exposing them to too much air for too long can flatten their delicate notes, leaving you with ho-hum vino. Allowing them to sit in a decanter to remove sediment can be helpful, though.
  • White wines and very light reds are airy enough to enjoy directly from the bottle — they don’t require additional aeration.
  • Aerators will improve the taste of any red wine, so they’re great to use with inexpensive bottles. This will save you cash in the long run — you might even find a new favorite bottle that won’t break the bank.
  • The materials used to construct your aerator will determine how well it adds air to your wine and how long it lasts. The sturdiest aerators are made from acrylic. Stopper-style aerators will require a snug rubber seal to prevent leaks. 
  • Some aerators are dishwasher safe, but we recommend hand washing them to avoid cracks. Use gentle dish soap after each use, then set the aerator out to air dry. 
  • Each aerator is designed a little differently. Some use added features, like drizzle plates or extra holes, for more efficient aeration. Others have built-in filters to catch extra sediment or bits of cork. Take a close look at each aerator’s features to see which one will make your wine taste the best.