How to Buy a Wine Decanter The California Wine Club
Hi and welcome back to The California WineClub's Wine 301. Our Wine Decanter series. Today, we're going to be talking about howto buy a wine decanter. Most people don't realize that wine decanting goes back almostas long as people have been making and enjoying wine. The ancient Romans used them as partof their home decor and the Venecians brought them back during the Renaissance period withthe style of the current glass decanter with the long thin neck and round body. And that'sstill one of the most popular decanters used today. Wine decanters come in all shapes andsizes and they come in all price ranges as well. Anywhere from $20$30 per decanter allthe way up to several thousands of dollars.
One of the first things to realize is pricewill not make a difference in the decanting process. The amount of surface to air ratiothat the wine receives will make the biggest difference on how fast your wine will decant.Once you have decided on a budget, the next decision will be to find the right decanterfor you. Some of the decanters out there are so beautiful, they almost look like a pieceof art. But it can make it difficult to pour your wine. Other decanters may be difficultto clean based on their shape and every decanter has to be cleaned after each and every use.So be careful in the decision you make. Some decanters are very fragile. And you have tofactor in that clutz factor when cleaning.
We recommend a wine decanter that has bothform and function such as the classic style of the wide base and the long thick neck providesmaximum aeration for that timeless look. Make sure to stay tuned for our next tutorial, thecare and cleaning of your wine decanter. Cheers! From The California Wine Club.
Latour a Pomerol 1999
Hello, I'm Gunther from VinoAntica. I present ChÃ¢teau Latour a Pomerol vintage 1999.It's an excellent complex Pomerol. Nose of cedar, plum, black cherries. The wine as a medium body and a quick compressed finish. 89 Parkerpoints.