Three Cheers for TRIbella Aerator

Box for Tribella wine pourer
TRIbella features three spouts, no drips
One of the things that wine geeks like myself relish is the ritual
of opening a beautiful bottle of wine, popping the cork (or twisting off a cap
more often these days), selecting a glass (will it be stemmed or stemless?),
and then, the pour. It’s all just so elegant and rewarding.
Unless, of course, you over-pour, which is one of my peeves.
I don’t like getting too much in my glass at one time. I also don’t like the
little drip that often lands on my tablecloth.
I have now found what I think is the perfect tool to address
my wine-pouring issues, the TRIbella™ aerator. I’ve had it a couple of weeks
now and have been using it on all my red wines, because as an aerator, it’s not
really for white wines. But I’m beginning to think I will use it on all my
wine, no matter the color, as it’s just a beautiful way to pour wine. And a
little sexy too.
The simple yet elegant device fits into a wine bottle the
same way a wine stopper does. A rubber sleeve on the device creates a seal.
Three holes in the bottom (wine side) of the TRIbella (hence its name) create three
thin streams of wine out of the bottle. Held over a wine glass, the flow is
quite pretty and creates a bit of froth in the glass from the exposure to oxygen.
The amount of froth depends on how high you hold the bottle over the glass. You
can get dramatic with you pour!
My favorite part of the TRIbella is that you can pour with
no drips. In all my attempts to create a drip, I’ve failed, making this device perfect
for winery tasting rooms or any event where lots of wine is being poured.

Tribella carrying case
TRIbella aerator in its handy carrying case
I’m not completely convinced that the wine poured through
aerators does in fact benefit from oxygen exposure. I frankly cannot discern a
difference between flash-aerated wine and wine poured without an aerator. But
there is oxygen exposure, so my attitude is it can’t hurt the wine. I’ve also
tried the Vinturi ( aerator
and I find that one a bit clunky to use. TRIbella is three times more fun, in
my opinion.
TRIbella comes in a handy carrying case, shaped and sized like
an eyeglass case, making it easy to pack in a purse, pocket, or picnic basket.
Through crowd-funding site,
creator Skip Lei raised 178% of his needed funds, and launched TRIbella earlier
this year. It’s $40 and can be purchased at
It’s the perfect gift for the wine geek in your life.
Until next time, three cheers!