As you invest in your wine collection, you should also invest in these important accessories to open, serve and store your wine.
Decanters and funnels aerate your wine and help remove unpleasant-tasting sediment. Follow these tips to fine-tune your decanting process and ensure every glass tastes its best.
Once wine is in the bottle or in your glass, extensive exposure to air can eventually “oxidize” the wine, resulting in a poor tasting experience. If air is so bad for wine, why should it be aerated? Before winemakers mastered the art of clarification, decanting was necessary for all wines to separate the wine from […]
Maxwell House coffee has a legal foothold on the statement, “Good to the last drop,” but there are many wines that fit this decree as well. We want to extend the experience, and fully enjoy the bottle. There are ways to preserve wine and reasons why you can do so effectively. Oxygen: Wine’s Nemesis Oxygen is […]
Most experts agree that decanting wine depends largely on the wine’s age and varietal characteristics. Young wines, especially big, bold reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Barolo or Syrah benefit from decanting. It dissipates undesirable sulfer-based compounds to allow the fruit characteristics to concentrate and intensify, creating focused aromas and a smoother mouthfeel, making tannins appear softer. To work […]