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A Real Buzz on Wine: Aerating in a blender

I definitely have my hesitations over this as a regular practice to your finest wines. However, when necessity calls, I'm guilty of similar or even worse offenses. What's your wine offense? How do you feel about this blender method?
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Decanting wine is a common tactic among some oenophiles, and involves pouring the drink through an aerator or into a special container to let it "breathe." But inventor and amateur chef Nathan Myhrvold has an even better and faster way: Put it in the blender.

This agitates the wine and makes it react with air more quickly, performing the same role as decanting but faster, Myhrvold said in a speech here at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on last Saturday.

But the real reason to do it? "The looks on people's faces," Myhrvold said. "If you do this with a wine expert in the room — it's as if you committed some deeply unnatural act."...


I ask: Zero Alcohol or Less Alcohol?


Bex notes:  Is wine really wine if there is NO alcohol? The stuff I've tried is terrible, just serve me Welchs grape juice instead please! Obviously I understand the call for less alcohol in wines, from pregnancy to driving to weight, but alcohol is actually an essential ingredient contributing to the HEALTHY aspects of wine. Of course this is my blog and therefore my plug for my HALF ALCOHOL wine, that actually tastes good. Everything is better in moderation they say! Don't throw the baby (alcohol) out with the wine. Anyway, here is an article touting zero alcohol wine, just to share fair:
By MICHELLE ROBINSON

Pregnant women are raising their glasses to alcohol-free wine.The growing trend is making waves throughout the world, including Muslim nations and now also Australia and New Zealand.It's also being touted as a positive way to combat New Zealand's binge drinking culture. And pregnant women, designated drivers, athletes, and even children are among fans.International Aotearoa owner Raylene O'Connor began importing alcohol-free wines after tiring of juice and fizzy drink at social occasions."I live in North Canterbury and there's no taxis here. I was always the sober driver," she said.

Low Alcohol Wine: THE HEALTHY NEW TREND?

More and more European winemakers are starting to look into the idea of making "light" wines -- with 3% to 6% less alcohol content than traditional varieties.

As you can imagine, the wine snobs are turning up their noses at them, but is that fair?

Experts say that such low-alcohol wines taste the same as higher "octane" wines, yet might be healthier for us -- all the fun of a glass of wine, but with less alcohol.