Historically, decanters were used to filter sediments out of wine as it aged. Modern wines no longer produce enough sediment to filter out, but decanters still have other purposes. The aesthetic value, aeration abilities and convenience of decanters make them a must-have for great parties and events in your home.
With so many beautiful wine stoppers to choose from, including stoppers made of blown glass, pewter and those decorated to suit every style and occasion, it is oftentimes easy to forget that a wine stopper does not just look gorgeous, but it is also very useful. A wine stopper is a great item to keep in your kitchen, even if you only enjoy a glass of wine every now and then.
Aerating wine involves the simple process of exposing it to air before serving. Accomplish wine aeration simply opening a bottle and letting it sit for a half an hour to 45 minutes before serving. Pouring wine into a decanter represents a quicker way to aerate it. A number of benefits accrue with wine aeration.
No wine collection is complete without one or more quality bottle openers. A good opener prevents cork from breaking up and introducing impurities into your wine. The many traditional, advanced and automatic bottle openers available from Wine Essentials take the guesswork out opening your favorite bottle and allow you to spend more time savoring the flavors of the wine.