I'm a huge fan of letting wine breathe. Introducing oxygen to wine dramatically improves the flavor. If you head out to any decent restaurant and order a good bottle of wine, the server will decant the wine before you drink it as it will enhance your enjoyment of the wine.
Don't let someone tell you they are going to open a bottle of wine and let it breathe before serving. That is no way to get oxygen into the wine because, at best, you'll only expose a small amount of surface area (about the size of a nickel) to the air.
I would always decant my wine to get air into it. The problem with that methodology is that there was always a decanter to wash after every meal. That gets old quick. So I started looking around for an easy to clean decanter and discovered this little gem.
This is the Vinopourer Wine Aerator. It costs a mere $13.95 and I'm here to tell you it puts the old decanter to shame when it comes to pumping oxygen into your wine. You simply open the bottle and slide the device into the bottle....then pour. The aeration that takes place is a double-action process. It aerates the wine as it exits the bottle while simultaneously pumping the wine in the bottle full of air.
It's a marvel of engineering. I've been using it for a week and it makes a world of difference in how your wine tastes. A freshly corked bottle usually yields wine that is tight and it takes awhile for the wine to open up. Use the Vinopourer and you'll be enjoying rich, smooth wine right from the get-go. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/Vinopourer-Aerating-Decanter-Aeration-Corkscrew/dp/B0115FFCN8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447179555&sr=8-1&keywords=wine+aerator%2C+vinopourer