Waterford Crystal Mixology Talon 20 oz Decanter

Stunning silhouette and striking colors sets this Waterford Mixology Decanter apart from the crowd! It features brilliant colored crystal featuring talon red colored accents and unique crystal patterns that make the perfect gift. Waterford Mixology takes an innovative approach on fine entertaining with this collection of colored and clear crystal stemware, barware and bar accessories.

Discover the newest innovation in the art of fine crystal, Waterford Mixology. Mixology represents the latest advances in the science of entertaining from the Waterford laboratory of luxury living. With striking new shapes, inherently classic Waterford cutting techniques, and a spectral splash of trending colors, Mixology is a breakthrough of self-expression and personalization opportunities for Waterford enthusiasts everywhere. Waterford Mixology makes it easy to master mixologist's skills, advancing the unique chemistry between dramatic crystal barware and a world of exciting home entertaining adventures.

Additional Information:
Measurements: 10.5"H x 3.5"W. Made of crystal. For indoor display. Made in Slovenia.

Care Instructions:
When washing by hand, avoid using scouring pads and/or abrasive detergents. To prevent spotting, combine quarter cup ammonia with a mild lemon detergent. Rinse in clean water and air dry on a rack. Clean vases and decanters by filling them half-full with moderately hot water, a small amount of mild detergent, two tablespoons of white vinegar or ammonia and 1/2 cup uncooked rice. Swirl the rice around for a few minutes to remove residue. Rinse well with moderately hot water and air dry, upside down, on a rack.

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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!