Decanting Wine

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    This quick tutorial explains the benefits of decanting wine before serving, and exactly how to decant properly.

    Female Speaker: Decanting wine enhances the flavors by removing sediment and allowing the wine to aerate or mix with oxygen.

    So what is Decanting?

    To decant, simply means to pour a wine from one vessel to another.

    All wines can benefit from decanting, both reds and whites. In order to properly decant a wine, remove the cork from the bottle. Hold the decanter in one hand and the bottle in the other, and with a smooth, steady action, pour the wine into the decanter. Dont rush when decanting, as you are trying to keep the sediment from the wine in the bottle and not in the decanter.

    Remember to pour the wine into your decanter 15 to 20 minutes before it will be used, just let it sit and serve.

    Decanting is a great way to open up the aromas and flavors of the wine, plus the decanter looks great on the table.