Enjoying a good glass of wine is primarily about the sensory experience – being able to appreciate the feel, the aroma and the color all go a long way. Having the right glassware plays a big part in enhancing your enjoyment of a wine.
Decanting a wine – or the act of pouring a wine into a separate vessel before serving it – is a process that often raises a lot of questions. Which wines need to be decanted? How long before serving should you decant? Does decanting actually improve the taste of a wine or is it just a pompous, old-fashioned tradition?