Drinking it to relax or unwind, sipping on some with friends or sharing a special bottle during a celebration, wine has a pretty important spot in the lives of many, right? So treating it with the respect and care it deserves is one of life's musts. But how do you do that? Well, the old decanting technique is a good ay to really bring your drop of choice to life and really wow the crowd, so here are some super useful tips on how to do it.
1. Before you start to decant your wine, set a day aside beforehand to let the bottle sit upright to allow any sediment to settle at the bottom. The below wines are a quality drop this season. Get them on BHG Shop!
2. Wipe the neck of the bottle clean before you pour to remove any possible bits that might evade your eyes.
3. Find a quality carafe to pour your wine into. There are some great ones available on BHG Shop like the below one.
4. Place a light source under the next of the bottle, shining up. It will help you spot any impurities in the wine before it makes the way to the carafe.
5. Find a coffee filter, cheesecloth or muslin cloth to fit the mouth of the carafe so when you're decanting, any residue in the bottle doesn't make its way into your final product.
This classic style Maxwell and Williams wine carafe is always a safe option. Holds 1 litre! Get it on BHG Shop.
6. Stop decanting once you notice any sediment in the wine start to build-up in the neck of the bottle. It's not always obvious, so that upward shining light will help identify bits.
7. Allow the wine to fully drain through the muslin/other cloth and discard the remaining with and cloth with any sediment you caught. Serve and enjoy!
The wine carafe below is one of the snazziest out there. It comes with a built-in filter and wine aerator for the perfect decant every time! Get it on BHG Shop.