Decanting wine is a process to use when separating sediments from your wine. Mostly common in older red wines, the art of decanting has been around for decades. Decanting wine is a practice usually done before a meal to prepare the wine for serving. And it can be done multiple times to ensure a sediment-free… Continue reading When to Decant Wine?
Some popular ways to clean your decanter include a variety of products and tools. One of these on-the-market products you can find online or at your local wine outlet would be cleaning beads. Cleaning beads are metal beads that you pour into your decanter with extremely hot water, you swirl them around, and they help… Continue reading How to clean a decanter?
Decanting a white wine is rather easy compared to decanting red wine. This is mainly because white wines, in general, have significantly less – if any – sediment build-up than a red wine has. White wines create more tartrate crystals than sediments. These aren’t harmful. However, they leave an unpleasant taste and texture. Decanting a… Continue reading Decanting White Wine
Decanters are not only known as a fancy vessel used to decant your wine but also a historical piece. Decanters have been used throughout history for special traditional events by a variety of cultures. George Ravenscroft curated the oldest surviving decanter in London in 1673. Pieces of art like his remind us of the culture… Continue reading Why Use A Wine Decanter?
How To Dry a Wine Decanter? There’s a variety of methods and products you can use to dry your decanter. The methods can vary for many decanters due to the wide variety of the different shapes and sizes they come in. It’s important to keep in mind that decanters can be very fragile, so always… Continue reading How To Dry a Wine Decanter?
Wines that are younger – under 15 years of age – can be stored in a decanter for up to three days. Any longer than that is not recommended. If opened wine is stored for too long, the aroma of your wine will result in something very unpleasant. If it smells unpleasant, the taste will… Continue reading How Long Can You Leave Wine In A Decanter?
After selecting your wine of choice, it’s important to sit your bottle upright. It should be upright for at least an hour or two to allow any loose sediments to settle at the bottom of the bottle. Next, assemble your decanting station and prepare your decanter by washing it – there are a plethora of… Continue reading How To Use A Wine Decanter?
Using a candle with decanting is a romantic way to make sure you’re doing the decanting process correctly. A candle simply helps you identify the sediments that flow up the neck of the wine bottle and into your precious decanted wine. Although it’s one of many ways to assist you in the decanting process, it… Continue reading Why use a candle when decanting wine?
Decanting wine is a process that originated in the 17th century. In those days, pouring wine into another container before serving was custom. Decanting wine is simply slowly pouring wine into a separate vessel. This process separates the wine from its sediments in the bottle, which will result in a more enjoyable wine. This has… Continue reading What is Decanting Wine?
No, letting wine breathe is not a myth. The process of ‘letting wine breathe’ is called aerating. To let your wine aerate results in benefits involving taste and aroma by exposing the wine to oxygen. Oxidation will diminish tannins, which help smooth out your wine’s taste. There are a variety of ways to do this… Continue reading Is Letting Wine Breathe a Myth?