Barrel Shape Electric Wine Dispensing Decanter Pump Review

Barrel Shape Electric Wine Dispensing Decanter Pump Review

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Takeaway: Budget friendly, good aeration, quiet operation, but spatters when you reach the end of the wine.

You'll receive the pump unit and an instruction manual. This electric wine decanter pump is a bit larger than other ones that I own. It has a 2.5" diameter and measures 7" from the cork to the top and 10.5" including the telescoping intake tube when retracted. The barrel on top houses the motor and the battery bay. The unit requires 4 AA batteries which are loaded in the bay on the back. On the front side are the pump button and dispensing nozzle which is a short ¾". The telescoping intake tube on the bottom is permanently attached and extends up to 10.5". This makes the pump suitable for use on a variety of bottle sizes. Before first use, you should clean the unit by running plain water through it using a finished wine bottle. Simply press the dispense button to run the pump and draw the liquid through the unit and release the button to stop the flow of liquid.

One thing to note is that the plastic cork end doesn't have a rubber seal on it so when placed in a bottle, it may not seal entirely, and you also don't want to force the cork into the bottle neck as it may be difficult to remove later on or you could damage the plastic. This means that the pump will not be spill proof and will also no preserve your wine if left on the bottle as it allows air the exchange into the bottle over time. When you use this dispenser with wine and especially red wine you'll notice that it adds a lot of air bubbles to the wine and makes it a bit frothy. This is how the pump aerates the wine to open up its bouquet and flavors for a deeper, fuller taste and takes the place of opening the bottle of wine and transferring to a decanter the breathe for 30 minutes before drinking. Because the intake tube goes straight down from the center of the neck, with traditional wine bottles, you won't be able to pump any wine past the punt, or the raised dome at the bottom of the bottle. This helps you avoid adding sediments to your glass.

For me, I prefer my wine aerated as I feel it tends to make the flavors more intense while softening the edges and results in a smoother mouthfeel compared to the same wine that hasn't been aerated. The pump is also a fun and unique shape making it an interesting conversation piece. I found it also reduces the chance of drips, spills, and splashes when serving wine. Just make sure you hold the glass up to the dispenser and don't dispense all the way so that you draw in air, otherwise it tends to spatter and splash at the every end.

Buy it at Amazon: Barrel Shape Electric Wine Dispensing Decanter Pump [Affiliate Link]

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