If the host has a Vinturi, use his or hers. If not, whipping out the Travinturi out of your pocket protector is going to become a legendary feat of turning yourself into a short, round Merlot-hating worshiper of a Merlot-Cab Franc blend.
So, tried this thing the other night. I have to say it’s absolutely fantastic. Tried a sip right out of the bottle, then a sip from the Vinturi, then another sip straight from the bottle to finish the comparison. Wow.
I’m sure it’s better for the wine if it’s properly decanted, but I don’t like to wait for my wine after I open it, I want to drink it now! And this devious contraption allows just that.