Riedel Merlot Wine Decanter
- The Riedel Merlot Wine Decanter is the latest addition to our collection by Riedel, the world-famous makers of fine crystal.
- The casual, carafe shape of this decanter makes everyday wine service exceptional.
- Classically contoured of lead-free crystal, it gives panache to vin ordinaire, but is no less elegant for decanting and serving your finest selections.
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In any event the spotlight turned to decanters. George explained that decanter makes a difference as it releases the preservatives and CO2 thus opening up the young wine more(in older wines this would have occurred over a longer span through cork-outside air exchange). He said once you pour it into the decanter, give it a shake for 10-12 seconds. Then he put the mike at the mouth of the decanter, and the volume from the above process was clearly audible. You'd never think this is what's going on!
This decanter is perfect for that purpose. Give it a shake, maybe two 10 second shakes in 2 minutes, and you'll be ready to pour out and reuse.
I am glad Reidel has come out with a lower priced item in this economy. It's a double win as you can buy younger (read cheaper) reds and enjoy them.
Two of these work great at a large dinner table.
It is OK for 1 bottle of red wine, but for a large party you will need several of these.