How to swirl wine and still respect yourself – video

Do you swirl in public? Do you know why you are swirling? Do you think that people who swirl their wine are pompous donkeys?

Watch my video and watch how “not” to swirl your wine and my simple and idiot-proof swirling technique.

“Why do we swirl wine? To allow oxygen to get into the wine: Swirling releases the esters, ethers, and aldehydes that combine with oxygen to yield the bouquet of the wine. In other words, swirling aerates the wine and gives you a better smell.”


Some people say that you should only swirl wine if you don’t like the way your wine tastes. I disagree. I feel like you should taste your wine first and that a little swirling will actually improve the taste of any wine. I am not an expert though.

If you want to get real fancy, learn about decanting here:

By |2018-10-03T11:14:15-04:00November 8th, 2011|


  1. Amelia Sosa December 2, 2011 at 11:26 PM

    …I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time! This video is awesome. Keep the cool work!

  2. Rebecca Costa January 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    I just snorted out my cereal…Love this!

  3. Jill Daniel July 7, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Great video! We all enjoyed it!

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