Marquis by Waterford Set of Two Crystalline Bezel Wine Stoppers

Who said that practicality and elegance couldn’t coexist? This set of two bezel wine stoppers features a sophisticated fluted shape with brilliant clarity while forming a seal to keep wine fresh. Makes the perfect hostess gift!

Additional Information
Measures 1-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H. Made of crystalline. For indoor use only. Made in China.

About Marquis by Waterford
For over 20 years, Marquis by Waterford has offered customers distinctive style and value. Designed by Waterford and manufactured in various countries around the world, Marquis features the same high quality in an assortment of styles - from traditional to contemporary. Marquis' premium construction is also at a price that allows you to purchase multiple pieces for yourself and for others. Make everyday special with Marquis by Waterford!

Care Instructions
Wash your fine crystal and glassware by hand in moderately hot water with a mild lemon detergent and 1/4 cup ammonia (to prevent spotting). Rinse in clean water and air dry on a rack. Cleaning the crystal in an automatic dishwasher may cause the crystal to lose brilliance; we recommend you avoid this. Do not clean your fine crystal and glassware with scouring pads or abrasive cleaners. Always store your stemware upright to help prevent chipping.

California residents only: “Proposition 65” WARNING

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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