Decanting Wines

One of my pet hates at a wine tasting is when the hosts have just opened the wine and not let it decant for sufficient time.

This is especially true of the red wines. The fruity flavours I enjoy seem to benefit from a bit of air, so it annoys me when I’ve been deprived because the bottle wasn’t opened soon enough.

So here’s a handy chart from on how long to decant your wine according to colour. Click on the image to read a fuller guide on decanting wine by

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