Sippd | How to Decant Wine

Decanting Wine
Why and how to decant wine

Learn How to Decant Wine with Ease

Wine decanting is a technique used to allow wine to breathe before drinking. During this process, you transfer the wine from its traditional bottle or tank vessel into a vessel that allows for more surface area contact between the wine and air. This increased contact with air allows for the wine to release its aromas and flavors, which will enhance your overall wine drinking experience.

Sippd is here to help you learn how to decant wine with ease. We'll show you the different ways to decant wine using Sippd glassware, traditional bottles, and tanks. We'll also give you some pro tips on how to decant wine so you can enjoy your next glass of vino even faster!

What is Decanting?

Decanting is the process of removing the wine from its original vessel to another container for aeration, exposure to oxygen, and a slight temperature change. This allows for the wine to open up and give you a different experience in aromas, flavor, and texture.

Why Should You Decant Wine?

There are several reasons why you should decant your wine. First, to allow the wine to breathe. By decanting, you allow the wine to have contact with oxygen, which allows the aromas and flavors to come out. Second, to remove sediment from your wine. As wines age, they begin to sediment. When you decant a wine, you can separate the liquid from the sediment for a clearer glass of wine.

Lastly, you should decant your wine because it's fun! There are many different ways to decant your wine using traditional methods and modern gadgets. Try them all and see what works best for you.

How to Decant Wine

1. Pour the wine into a vessel that is slightly above the height of the wine. This will allow for room to "lift" the wine up and out of the original vessel.

2. Place your hands over the vessel, and using your palms, push the wine up and over, leaving the sediment behind.

3. There are many tools available to help you decant your wine. Some examples are: Straining Bag, Funnel, and Wine Decanter

4. If you are using a traditional method, make sure to give it a few minutes to allow for all of that delicious oxygen to work its magic.

What are the Advantages of Decanting Wine?

1. Access to Expanded Aromas and Flavors

When you decant wine, you are allowing the wine to breathe. During this process, the wine will release its aromas and flavors that were trapped within the sediment. This will allow for a more full-bodied taste profile.

2. Elevated Tannin Structure

Tannins are those astringent, mouth-drying, palate-warming compounds found in red wines. When you decant wine, the tannins may be elevated due to the separation from the grape skins during the decanting process.

3. Brighter Reds

Decanting red wines can help bring out those beautiful red color notes that can sometimes get lost in those tannins. This is because when we decant wine, we are allowing it to breathe for a longer period of time.

4. Improved Structure and Texture

When we say structure and texture, we are referring to how the wine feels in our mouth and how it tastes on our palate. Decanting wine will often produce a velvety texture with a lingering finish.

5. More Expressive

The final benefit of decanting your wine is it will be more expressive of its unique character.