For those who may be unfamiliar with wine decanting in the first place, decanting is a process used primarily for two reasons. The first reason is that a wine might be very old and might have sediment in the bottle which needs to be cleared out. The second reason is if a wine is less than five years old, it needs the decanting in order to bring the full flavor to the wine. The latter of the two is a process called aeration, and using wine decanting accessories will help you do the job properly.
There are many, many wine decanting accessories to choose from. First, you have your decanters and wine aerators. Decanters are the actual vessel into which you'll pour your wine. This makes an incredible presentation if you are entertaining guests in your home on that particular day. Aerators are often one and the same with decanters and some come with filters for removing sediment. You can also get wine carafes and then cleaning kits for all of these items. Gift sets, decanter stoppers, and personalized items are often also available. There are several quality factors to consider when it comes to many of these accessories, including glassware type, craftsmanship, and capacity.
There are many cleaning accessories which make owning and using wine decanting accessories much easier. Because of the various and often intricate designs of decanters, funnels, and other miscellaneous accessories available, the cleaning methods can be just a little bit tricky. Decanter drying stands, drying mats, glass and decanter dryers, cleaning products, cleaning brushes, cleaning beads, powders, and gloves are all some good examples of some of the items used to clean, dry, and care for your decanting accessories and wine glasses.
In addition to this, there are many gift sets and complete decanting sets that are widely available for purchase to give you the complete set for decanting and aerating your wine, as well as storing your pieces creatively and presenting your wine beautifully. Many sets are created in stunning silver, creating both a modern and traditional look. Sets often include the decanter, a funnel, and a storage piece. Sometimes these comprehensive wine decanting accessories have a wine carafe or a set of wine glasses. There are many choices. Personalization is a great touch if you are going to give a gift set as a special present for the wine lover in your life.
Article Source: Steven Pecot