Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about lots of wine-related things — including the best wine stoppers, the best wine books, and the best gifts for wine lovers — here we’ve rounded up the best wine decanters, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated wine aerator
Almost 80 percent of reviewers gave this aerator five stars, and praised its ability to turn any wine — from cheap to expensive — into an even better-tasting bottle of wine. “This turned a bottle of two buck chuck into a really nice Chardonnay,” says one reviewer. “So I tried it on a better bottle of wine I usually keep on hand. Wow! I didn’t think that $20 wine could get better but it did,” they write. “Box wine? Improved! Really good bottles? Improved.” It even converted those who were skeptical about wine decanters and aerators. One writes, “As somebody who recently ‘got into’ wine, I was a big skeptic about this product. It seemed gimmicky but the reviews were glowing … It’s simple, easy to take on and off, easy to clean and DEFINITELY makes a difference.” Another says, “I never understood the point of aerating wine, but this tool makes a difference … [I] poured two glasses of wine, one with aeration and one without, swapped the cups around so I didn’t know which was which, and after tasting both there was a clear difference in the quality.”