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Wine hack: How to make your cheapo wine taste like a bottle of vintage

File this under invaluable life advice.

By Natasha Harding
wine

If you’re a wine connoisseur trapped in a poor person’s life, you’ll understand the struggle of only being able to afford bottles of wine which barely graduate past the ‘goon’ class while having tastebuds that crave Bolly.

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Alas, there is finally some good news for people like us: turns out there’s a super easy way to make said bottle of crap wine taste a million bucks (or thereabouts) and this changes EVERYTHING.

The trick is simple. All you’ve got to do is pop the cork on your bottle of budget booze and whizz it up in the blender for 30 seconds. And no, before you ask this is not some trick to get you to ruin your shitty wine – c’mon, that’s just evil.

According to a new series of life tips by Dan Marshall, giving your red a buzz in the blender serves to aerate the wine, giving it a rich, full-bodied flavour.

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Marshall’s also not some rogue wino either, with Good Morning America reporting the same glorious phenomenon, "Enthusiasts of blender-based wine decanting put red wine in the blender with the idea that the process ages it five years in 30 seconds.”

"Some say that by exposing young wine to so much air it can quickly soften tannins." Now, for those of you who are still on your way to perfecting the connoisseur lingo (like us), a quick Google search says that ‘tannins’ are the compound which makes your wine taste dry (read: expensive).

So there you have it, one neat trick for fooling your pals into thinking you’ve splurged on some first class wine without even draining your bank account.

I’ll drink to that.

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