Have you ever noticed that a second glass of wine tastes better than the first, even if they’re are from the same bottle?
This could be because the wine, especially bold red wine, needs airflow to open up and unlock its best flavors.
By exposing the wine to air, its aromatic compounds will start to lift. A decanter can speed up this process.
Wine bottles are narrow. Even in an open bottle, only a small amount of wine on the surface is exposed to oxygen.
By using a wine decanter you create a larger surface area and more airflow so that the wine will open more quickly.
Moreover, it is an eye-catcher on your table.