Decant Wine Like a Pro

Decant Wine Like a Pro

Sure, you can decant wine because it looks cool (guilty), but the simple process is actually done to let oxygen in, allowing your wine to breathe and enhancing its flavor. It also helps to ensure sediment stays in the wine bottle, not in your mouth.


Susan Lueker, Director of Winemaking at SIMI Winerywalked us through the process of decanting a bottle of wine at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar in New York City. In the video above, she poured SIMI Landslide Vineyard Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a vibrant wine, with notes of red berries, tarragon, white pepper, and more — an inviting red that any kind of drinker can guzzle. Though, now that we've mastered the fine art of decanting, perhaps it's time we launch into a more sophisticated mode and try that whole swirling and sipping thing...