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Julia Knight Stud Mother-of-Pearl Cocktail Shaker

Whether you remember days spent sneaking adult beverages wherever you could get them, or you studiously observed all of the legal niceties until coming of age, the reality is this: You can enjoy a cocktail, now. You can do it in your home. And - thanks to Julia Knight - you can do it in style.

Cocktail Shaker Color Choices

  • Caviar - Gold-tone cap and black mother-of-pearl mosaic.
  • Snow - Silver-tone cap and white mother-of-pearl mosaic.

Cocktail Shaker Details

  • Material: Aluminum
  • Finish: Glazed enamel with mother-of-pearl.
  • Dimensions: 2-1/4"L x 3-1/4"W x 9"H
  • Weight: 0.66 lbs
  • Care: Hand wash only.
  • Collection: Studded
  • Country of Origin: India
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!

About the Collection
Make every gathering gorgeous with Julia Knight Entertaining - a fine collection of artisan-crafted, heirloom-quality pieces designed to make every occasion an experience to remember.

Each gorgeous tabletop and service piece is made from sand-casted aluminum and individually hand-painted with Julia Knight's trademarked mother-of-pearl-infused enamel. This finish creates a delightful glow and adds a conversation-starting statement to your entertaining décor.

With luxurious collections in an array of inspired designs, including serving bowls, trays, serving utensils and more, you're sure to set a fabulous table in less than 5 minutes with Julia Knight Entertaining.

Julia KnightAbout the Guest
Born in Chicago, raised in New York, schooled in Providence and Paris, and nourished by global travels, Julia Knight was born to make things happen.

Originally founded under the brand name Stampede in 2001, Julia's passion led to the design and manufacture of western and southwestern-influenced housewares and fun, entertaining gifts in brilliant colors that captured the imaginations of buyers and consumers alike. It was the colors and a trip to India that ultimately captivated Julia and drove her to design tabletop and service ware using the process of fusing colored enamels to the aluminum.