Sep 13, 2022
Wine Decanter What Does It Do?
By Rai Cornell Have you ever gone to the house of a friend and saw an enormous, intimidating wine carafe sitting on the counter, and your first thought was, “What on Earth?” Don’t be concerned. You’re not alone. There are a lot of people who enjoy wine but aren’t entirely sure what a wine decanter is or what it’s used for.
After all, why would you want to increase the amount of time it takes to consume wine by adding another stage to the process? And while we’re on the subject, what exactly is the issue with decanters coming in all of those peculiar shapes? Is it possible that having a decanter that looks like the most abstract ceramics in the MET’s collection may improve the taste of the wine? We’ll tell you.
The following is an explanation of what a decanter is, what it is used for, whether or not you need one, and when it should be used. Super simple: The container (which is often made of glass) that is used to serve wine is known as a wine decanter. The act of pouring wine from a bottle into a decanter is what is meant to be understood as the “decanting” procedure for wine.
When you are entertaining guests at your house, you will pour the wine into each guest’s glass using a decanter. In the context of a restaurant, some businesses may pour the wine that has been decanted back into the original bottle for the sake of presentation. This is done since many wine lovers, like ourselves, enjoy gazing at the bottle before drinking from it.
The purpose of decanting, like that of anything else we do to our cherished wines, is to improve the tastes and overall pleasure of drinking wine. There are two primary paths that lead to this result.
How do you know if a wine needs to be decanted?
Wine Decanter Explained! When And How To Use It?
White and Rosé Wines – Most white wines and rosés don’t actually need to be decanted. However, if your wine has lost any of its volume, decanting it will assist. When you first open a bottle of wine and notice an unusual aroma, this is most likely the result of reduction.
- Rotten eggs
- Burnt rubber
The recommended decanting time for reduced white wines and rosés is up to 30 minutes; however, 15 minutes should be more than adequate. If you wait for the appropriate period of time, you will be able to smell the fruit again.