Wine Clip Magnet
When normally skeptical (and notoriously hard to impress) wine critic and judge Anthony Dias Blue goes out of his way to praise anything, I pay attention. He's the highly respected former Wine and Spirits Editor of Bon Appétit magazine, and we've followed his wine recommendations for years with superb results. He's also the Executive Director of the San Francisco International Wine Competition (without question the most influential wine judging event in North America). So when Anthony personally brought to my attention the magnetic Wine Clip, I immediately taste-tested it.
Simply pouring a glass with the Wine Clip in place has an immediate and salutary effect on wine molecules. The power of the Neodymium magnets both breaks down large astringent tannins, and accelerates aeration — much like decanting — resulting in a smoother, softer and more balanced taste. The improvement is obvious, easily verified, and improves flavor and bouquet as you pour! To my palate, the Wine Clip makes any pedestrian $15 bottle of wine approach the taste of Reserve or Estate-Bottled vintages costing $30, $40, $50 or more per bottle. Should be kept away from electronic equipment such as computers and pace makers.