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MacKenzie-Childs Piccadilly 2 gal Handmade Earthenware Beverage Hostess

Serve juice, lemonade, tea and more at your next backyard party with this fun and funky beverage hostess! This three-piece, hand-made and hand-painted earthenware hostess features a black-and-white checkered design at the base with purple-and-green striped accents throughout. You'll love how this two-gallon container has a lid that comes off, so you can easily refill it with punch and get back to your party.

Beverage Hostess Details

  • Material: Earthenware - Handmade, hand-painted majolica with glass cylinder; plastic nozzle
  • Dimensions: 19-1/4"H x 12" Diameter
  • Capacity: 2 gallons
  • Weight: 12.5 lbs
  • Care: Hand-wash with mild soap and dry immediately. Pieces may vary due to the handcrafted nature of each product.
  • Includes: Three pieces - base, glass cylinder and top/lid
  • Collection: MacKenzie-Childs
  • Country of Origin: USA
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
Considered a visionary, MacKenzie-Childs designs then handcrafts traditional home décor with a fun, quirky twist. From plates and planters, to teapots, tables and tureens, each MacKenzie-Childs piece is lovingly created by their team of fiercely talented artisans who love to delight and inspire customers with an unexpected take on the classics. Offering an energetic, imaginative, and happy assortment of core kitchen and entertaining accents, as well as a decorative item or two, you'll be sure to find a one-of-a-kind you simply can't live without.

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Rebecca ProctorAbout the Guest
As the creative director for MacKenzie-Childs, Rebecca Proctor leads the design and artistic mission of this vibrant home furnishings company. Working with a team of talented designers, she has been responsible for the most extensive and successful product launches in the company's history. Passionate about her work and an inexhaustible fountain of energy, she leads her creative team with boundless enthusiasm and an engaging and buoyant personality. Her extensive world travels, experience, and lifelong fascination with the designer's process provide her with a unique perspective which she keeps focused on the redefinition of "Home." She has been with the company since 1991.