Wine 101: Decanting Wine
If you have never decanted a bottle of wine, let me be the first to inform you that it is magical process. For some reason, it makes the wine more gentle, more flavorful and absolutely a phenomenal experience. The process of decanting gives oxygen a chance to meet your wine which brings it to life. This is especially important if your wine has been “asleep” for awhile. Decanting has other purposes but most are minor in the modern world of wine. The major thing decanting does for your wine drinking experience is it removes the label and bottle from the scene. No bottle and no label puts all of the focus on the juice. I highly recommend decanting, especially when sharing wine in a social venue such as dinner party.