How to Decant a Bottle Of Wine

By Brian Lemay 3 comments


How to Decant a Bottle Of Wine. Why do wine lovers pour wine from one container
(the bottle) into another container (the decanter) into yet another container (your glass)? Basically, it helps remove sediment and allows
the wine to breathe. And it makes for a great show. You will need A bottle of wine (usually red)
A 1-day head start A corkscrew or waiter’s pull and a glass decanter. Step 1. Stand the bottle of wine straight up for 24
hours prior to opening it. This allows any sediment to settle to the
bottom. If you don’t have 24 hours, a few hours will
do. In general, white wines don’t need to be decanted—letting
them breathe doesn’t really deepen their flavors the way it does for red wines. Step 2. Open the bottle and prepare to pour by gripping
the bottle in one hand, and your decanter in the other. The ideal decanter is a glass carafe with
a wide, funnel-like mouth and a broad, shallow base that allows the wine to spread out, exposing
a wide surface area to the air. Step 3. Tip the decanter to the side slightly, and
pour the wine slowly and steadily into it, taking care to stop pouring if you see any
sediment on its way out. Step 4. Swirl the wine around in the decanter a few
times to help oxygenate the wine. Step 5. Let the wine sit for 30 to 45 minutes before
serving, tasting every so often if you want to experience the wine’s changing flavors. Did you know Sediment is actually solid bits
of color pigments and tannins—grape skins, stems and seeds—which have bonded together
over time.

3 Comments

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UnbaisedWine

Nov 11, 2015, 2:12 am Reply

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