Venetian Crystal Glass Wine Decanters
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Venetian Crystal Glass Wine Decanters


Wine and Air

Many wine drinkers notice that it is only when the bottle is nearly finished that the wine seem to come into its own.  It is simple.  It takes time for for a wine to react to contact with the air.  The swirling of wine in a glass hastens this action.  For this reason wine glasses should only be half-filled.  It is also why larger wine glasses are preferred.

Having been cooped up in a bottle for any number of years, a wine, especially an older wine, needs an opportunity to open up, to bloom so to speak, before it can reveal its fullest flavor and bouquet.  Decanting is an accelerated form of letting a wine "breathe".






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