How to make a good wine better with a Decanter #atozchallenge
In my opinion, wine tastes better when served in a decanter . Especially when the decanter is hand cut lead crystal.
In the early days of my marriage, when I had plenty of time on my hands and far less money, I used to make wine at home. This activity kept my little girls busy the whole month of April and was provided a great opening for conversation as I poured out my ruby red, home made wine from a crystal decanter to our dinner guests.
Hand-cut crystal wine decanters
These two crystal decanters are all that’s left at home now. The tall blue one is Bohemian Lead crystal and was a wedding gift to my in-laws while the clear one beside it was brought back as hand baggage along with a complete bar set from a trip to Denmark.
I love these delicate hand-cut decanters and though they’re not in use, enjoy washing them. It is fascinating seeing them glimmer in the sun as they dry.
I am no wine snob, yet I feel sad that wine is no longer served from decanters. It was such an elegant and gracious way of serving wine, far more stylish than pouring from bottle or a tetrapack !
Hand-cut crystal decanters were once a fashionable and stylish way to serve wine or whisky. However, with today’s oenophiles, wine has to be served from the original bottle so that the guests know its provenance – year of bottling and all.
Similarly, since whisky drinkers have now graduated to Single Malters who claim to know the difference between a Laphroaig and a Yamazaki from the mere aroma, it makes better sense to pour from the original bottle.
I’m participating with over 1000 bloggers in the 7th A to Z Challenge and will be blogging the whole of April about the ‘ Things around My House’, from A to Z. Today I talk about D for Decanter.
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