I saw a wine aerator from Brandani very similar to the Vinturi one below at Marshall's the other day for $18. I was totally unfamiliar with these and thought that $18 was a bit pricey especially since I had no idea if they work. So I went home and researched these on the web and found that they generally sell for $30-$40 and the reviews rave about them. I went back and got it and gave it a try on some inexpensive Mark West Pinot. Count me among the believers, this smoothed out the wine nicely and added a couple of bucks to the value of this pinot. I suppose I could just wait for the wine to breathe and open up but generally by the time a bottle has been open long enough to breathe it is already consumed. I am expecting that this will work well on my homemade wine plus give a final degassing to get rid of any residual CO2 if I don't get rid of it all the proper way. Has anyone used one of these for their wines? It is intended for red wine but Vinturi sell one for whites as well. I was thinking of just covering two of the three air ports on mine while using with whites to cut back on the aeration. Any thoughts on this? The aerator comes with a "sediment filter" shown below that looks like it will take out bits of cork, flies, etc. but seems to me to be too course to catch much sediment. Again, any experience with this?