Do I Need a Wine Decanter?
Many people are not aware of what a wine decanter is. So, we are going to discuss what this is, why you need it, and how to choose one.
The first thing we will look at is what a decanter is and what it is used for. If you have a bottle of wine, you can transfer your wine in a decanter. The process of transferring your wine to the decanter agitates the wine and mixes it with oxygen. This process then develops the wine and make it comes to life fast. If the wine is young, then it has to stay in the decanter for a short while before you serve your wine. Decant your young wine for at least twenty minutes before serving. For older or aged wine, however, decanting should not take long; after pouring wine in the decanter, it should be served immediately. Overexposing the wine to oxygen will change its flavor and you will cannot enjoy its real flavor. You might be asking yourself if you really need a decanter. A decanter actually removes sediments that are present in the wine. The bitter and sharp flavor in wine is caused by these sediments. Decanting wine will enhance its flavor.
Now that you have learned what a decanter is and what it is used for, let us look at what kind of decanter you should use. If you want to see the wine at its best, then you should choose a clear, crystal decanter. Don’t choose a colored one or one with many designs or decorations because you will not see the wine clearly. Make sure that your decanter is always clean and spotless. Your decanted should not have any odor or smell coming out from your cupboard. If want to keep your decanter clean, it is best to use a mixture of coarse salt and crushed ice to clean it. This mixture will help to remove any residual wine without leaving any aroma of its own.
So, if you want to have great tasting wine, then you should use a decanter before serving. IF you choose the best decanter, then you will be sipping wine with enhanced flavor. Allowing your wine to mix with oxygen mellows down the harsh tannings which is responsible for making your wine taste dry, bitter, and astringent.
Now that you know what a wine decanter is for and how to make it stay clean without leaving any aroma, you should get yourself one so that you will have wine that have enhanced tastes. There are many wine decanters available in different styles that look very elegant and beautiful. The decanter should reflect your taste and something that appeals to you.