104 - Wine Country
I like to decant every bottle of red wine I serve. It involves transferring
the wine into a vessel which allows the wine to breathe and come
Traditionally we only decant robust Burgundies and older port wines,
because they develop sediment at the bottom of their bottles.
To do this you require a decanter, the bottle of wine and a candle.
The candle is very important because it allows you to make sure
that the sediment doesn't transfer into the decanter.
Position the decanter and wine bottle above the candle. Slowly start
pouring the wine so it doesn't start backing up into the bottle,
disturbing the sediment.
A decanter is also the perfect way to present wine for any occasion,