Marquis by Waterford Brookside Set of Two 5" Crystalline Wine Stoppers

This pair seems to capture light from all directions. Decorated with bold wedge-cuts of various lengths and a smaller star-cut pattern that evokes a feeling of vigor and strength. The top of each stopper is adorned with an elegant 16-point faceted star.

Complete the look with the complementing pieces:

  • "Brookside" 12-Piece Stemware Set K20062.
  • "Brookside" Pitcher K20063.
  • "Treviso" 8" Candlestick Pair K20064.

    Gift Idea!
    The "Brookside" wine stopper pair makes a terrific hostess gift.

    How to Care for Your Marquis by Waterford® Crystal:
    Fine crystal should be hand washed separately in warm soapy water, rinsed thoroughly and dried with a lint-free cloth. We do not recommend using a dishwasher to clean your crystal, as it can dull and damage the surface. The finely made rims are the most fragile part of your crystal glass. Do not turn upside down while drying or storing.

    About Marquis by Waterford®
    Marquis by Waterford® was introduced in 1991 and designed for consumers who wanted a distinctive style and value. Marquis has become the third largest selling crystal brand in the United States. Designed by Waterford and manufactured in various countries around the world, it conforms to the quality and technical specifications created exclusively for the Marquis brand under Waterford's management and inspection. It offers a wide range of gifts and stemware with an emphasis on shape and traditional patterns.

    Care Instructions:
    Fine crystal should be hand washed separately in warm soapy water, rinsed thoroughly and dried with a lint-free cloth. We do not recommend using a dishwasher to clean your crystal as it can dull and damage the surface. The finely made rims are the most fragile part of your crystal. Do not turn upside down while drying or storing.

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  • Proper Technique for Aerating & Decanting Your Wine
    The purpose of letting wine breathe, or aerate, is maximizing your wine's exposure to the surrounding air. By allowing the wine to mix and mingle with air, it will typically warm up and the wine's aromas will open up, the flavor will soften a bit and the overall flavor characteristics should improve.

    It is a common misconception that upon removing the cork, all bottles of wine need to be given time to breathe. This is not always the case. Not all wines require aeration. However, different wines require different amounts of time. Many wine sellers have experts that are educated on the wine they are selling so it's best to consult them regarding aeration time.

    As soon as you open a bottle of wine, pour a small amount into your glass for a taste test. Wine is subjective in that there is no right or wrong flavor. If the wine is to your liking, then it's time to drink!

    For wine that has aged for some time, a decanter is highly recommended. Many people simply open their bottle and let it sit. While adequate, it is not ideal. Decanting is a terrific technique for letting newer wines aerate and removing older wines' sediment. Sediment occurs in wine when pigments and tannins within the wine breakdown, leaving behind a harmless but bitter residue. Not only is sediment displeasing to the mouth, it's displeasing to the eye as well.

    When decanting a wine with sediment, it's best to let the bottle stand upright, undisturbed for 24 hours. This allows the sediment to collect at the bottom of the bottle. After this allotted time, slowly pour your wine into a cleaned decanter. Observe the wine as it passes through the neck, stopping your pour upon the first sign of sediment.

    The final result of this process leaves a decanter of pure wine and a bottle with some sediment-heavy wine left in it. While the remaining un-decanted wine may not taste the best, it makes a great addition to gravy or red sauces. Many wine enthusiasts pride themselves on their ability to find new and exciting uses for sediment-laden wine.

    Proper decanting alters wine for the better, softening its bite and developing aromas and flavors more pleasing to the taste buds. Whether 100-years-old or one day, any bottle of wine will benefit from a decanter!

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