We love finding new blogs to feature and we LOOOOOVE wine, so when my husband forwarded me this blog, Snooth.com that is all about wine (and recently about spirits too), I just knew I would enjoy it.
Today’s ezine article from Snooth is about decanting your wine. My husband and I recently bought a really cool wine aerator called the Soiree Wine Aerator that you attach to your bottle and we also decant into a beautiful clear glass pitcher. We do this mostly for the taste, but there truly is something decadent about drinking wine that has been poured lovingly into a decanter – kinda makes me feel like I’m travelling or out to dinner at a place where they decant it for you. As always we believe life should be celebrated – use your good dishes even when there are no guests and decant your wine just for yourself because you’re worth it;)
Here’s a snippet of the article from Snooth.com as well as the link to the full article:
Wine 101: Decanting
Why you should let your best bottles breathe
After last week’s introductory Wine 101 email, I thought the logical next step would be tips on serving wine. Now, I know you’d all rather dive right in to the wine once it’s open, but the truth is that there are several factors worth exploring to make sure you get the most out of your bottle.
There are three main points I will be covering in the next few installments: Decanting wine, the serving temperatures for different wine types, and how to select your wine glasses, each of which can have a major impact on how a wine shows. Unfortunately, even if you get everything right there are still a slew of things that can go wrong – over which we have sadly little say.
Since things like the quality of the cork (or alternate closure), barometric pressure, and winemaking faults are beyond our control, we might as well focus on what we can do to make each wine show us all its got!
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