Decanting, the process of pouring a wine from its bottle into another container (commonly, a clear glass vessel called a "decanter") is necessary if the wine has developed sediment.
The object is to pour the clear wine into the decanter while leaving the sediment in the bottle. Though it's not harmful, sediment tastes bitter and adds a gritty mouthfeel.
Looking for a flexible work schedule? Wine Spectator is hiring for a part-time telemarketer position. Get more details.
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered