What is Hyperdecanting?

For those wine lovers who aerate their wine before drinking it, have you heard about hyperdecanting? Former Microsoft Chief Technology Officer and master chef Nathan Myhrvold suggests a method he calls hyperdecanting. Sounds fancy, high-tech, and probably requires the purchase of some device that costs a couple grand, right? Well, if you’ve got an electric blender in your kitchen, you’re good-to-go, because hyperdecanting simply involves pouring your wine into a blender, turning it on full blast for about 20 seconds or so, and VOILA!!! — your wine will now taste better. Or so the story goes … Myhrvold has used hyperdecanting with vintage wine gifted to him by Spanish royalty. Not convinced? Well, check out the following website video where the process is demonstrated:


IMG_1424_webStill not convinced? Well, pull out your blender, uncork a bottle of wine that you don’t think is particularly great and try to blend out that mediocrity with the push of a button! Who would have thought that winemaking mistakes could be corrected so easily? Yes, my tongue is firmly planted in my cheek. However, I must admit that I have not yet tried hyperdecanting, so let me know what you think after trying it yourself. I will report your findings in a future post.

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