Decanting is a process used to allow the sediment in aged wines to settle down.
The practice dates back to Ancient Rome. Even then, they used glass decanters, not very different from the ones we use today. However, the contemporary decanters have stoppers which we can use to control how much aeration we would like. These stoppers date back to decanters made by the British in the eighteenth century. Continue reading Should you Decant a White Wine?