Now that you know Why You Should Decant Your Wine, let’s go to the how:
- Let the wine bottle stand for at least one night before decanting so the sediment will settle at the bottom of the bottle.
- Insert your cork screw fully as some corks can be very long, delicate, and crumble easily. Pull out slowly and carefully.
- Pour the wine with the bottleneck over a candle or flashlight. This way, you can see if the sediment is already approaching the mouth of the bottle, and stop so you don’t transfer it to the decanter. Else, it will defeat the purpose of the process.
- Let the wine rest before drinking it. For how long? The rule of thumb is 1 hour of decanting for every 10 years of wine.
- Next, enjoy your wine which now smells and tastes even better than before.
- Lastly, when cleaning your decanter, make sure to use a fragrance-free soap so as to avoid altering the taste of your wine in your next use. Wash the outside with hot water first and rinse the inside with cold water. This is to retain the clarity of the glass.
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