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Breathing Decanter
Breathing Decanter
Bordeaux Decanter
European Canard Decanter
Duck Decanter
Cristoff Magnum Decanter
Ship's Table Decanter
Equestrian Decanter
Techno Decanter
Long-Neck Aerating Funnel
Why decant? For older wines, to remove any sediment, which beside being unsightly can taste bitter. Most young red wines--and some white wines too--will benefit from the additional aeration of being poured into a decanter some while before serving. An hour in a decanter, for example,  will soften the tannins of Cabernet Sauvignons, Bordeaux and many Italian wines and allow them to improve in aroma and flavor. The same is true for full-bodied whites. And Vintage Ports almost demand hours of aeration. Of course, a fine crystal decanter makes for a far more appealing presentation at the table, especially when engraved with your brand.