While choosing wine glasses comes a lot down to personal preference, there are a few things to look out for to ensure you are getting the most out of your wines. The right glassware can improve the taste of the wine as different glass shapes affect the density and position of vapours. These vapours carry the important aromatic compounds which are responsible for a lot of the flavours we taste in wine.
When you purchase wine, an important decision to be made is whether you will drink it now or cellar it for later enjoyment. Some wines are made for drinking now, while others are made for cellaring and will improve over time, if given the opportunity. If you have made the decision to cellar your wine, here are our top five tips to ensure you keep your wines safe and ageing under the right conditions for the future.
The process of decanting wine serves two purposes: to separate the wine from sediment in older wines, and to allow the wine to come into contact with oxygen to allow it to ‘open up’, allowing it to improve its flavour and aroma.