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Red Wine Decanter - Using Red Wine Decanters To Decant Your Wine

The red wine decanters are very popular with wine drinkers who have long realized their usefulness in decanting their wine to enhance the flavor and taste of the red wine as well as remove any sediments and deposits from it. There are some people who would never decant red wine as they have no idea why should they do it in the first place. I mean red wine is red wine is red wine...right?

 

The answer is, yes and no. Many years ago people used to drink their red wine directly from the bottle or even from the barrel, however when drinking they used to get a mouthful of sediments that needed to be spit out afterwards. Nowadays the sediments are filtered out using red wine decanters that do such a great job of it.

Reasons to buy red wine decanters

  • Young red wines are quite tannic and many people love them this way, however they need to be decanted since this allows a large surface of the wine come into contact with the air (oxygen). This turns the wine to a bit mellower flavor. I like tannic but in moderation and I always decant my young red wine in advance. Usually this is not for removing sediments, but for enhancing the flavor and aroma of the wine.
     
  • The other reason why a red wine decanter is needed is for decanting aged wines. If the wine has aged in the bottle for a couple of years, it is bound to have developed sediments which are quite annoying if getting in the mouth during drinking the wine. Decanting the wine using a crystal decanter is the best way to ensure that no sediments end up in your glass when enjoying your drink.
     
  • There is also an aesthetic appeal to using a red wine decanter which many people enjoy. Think about a wine tasting party with lots of friends eating their cheese and other things and having their various red wines in their crystal wine goblets. A red wine decanter, preferably made of crystal, will enhance the entire atmosphere of the party and will make it a huge success. The elegance and beauty of such decanters, such as the Nachtman Vivendi wine decanter, can enchant every person and make him or her a true believer!

If you like your red wine decanter, you might end up having more than one after a while. There are many types available today and each can be used for a different purpose. If you have a regular, ordinary wine during an ordinary lunch, you can easily use a simple carafe. However for those special times when guests are around and you want to impress them, a crystal decanter is the perfect accessory for the event!

Tips to buying a red wine decanter

When you are about to buy your first red wine decanter, be it online or from the local store, there are a few things you need to pay attention to for a wonderful shopping experience. Here are a few tips to get your started with your decanter collection.

  • Make sure that you buy it from a reputable source. Amazon is the best place to buy it online, or if you buy it locally, check out the reputation of your merchant, how long have they been in business and what other people say about them.
     
  • Look over the decanter shape. You should buy one that allows the maximum air flow through the mouth to the red wine.
     
  • If you intend to keep your wine in the decanter for the next day, make sure to buy a decanter with a decanter stopper. This way you won't spill your wine easily from it.
     
  • Check out the spout of your decanter so you avoid accidental spills later on.