VES­SELS OF HON­OUR

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A well-crafted de­canter not only el­e­vates your wine drink­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, it also adds a touch of el­e­gance to your din­ing ta­ble. Here are some artis­tic, in­spired creations that have caught our eye this year. When you have a great bot­tle of wine, you would do ev­ery­thing to show­case it by coax­ing out all its del­i­cate, nu­anced aro­mas and flavours. You would en­sure that it is served at the op­ti­mal tem­per­a­ture, and you would find the best stemware with which to serve it. But more im­por­tantly, you would want to de­cant the wine — de­cant­ing not only pre­vents wine sed­i­ments from get­ting into the wine glass, it also aer­ates the wine and “awak­ens” it from the years it has spent sleep­ing in the bot­tle. Of course, you could achieve the same ef­fect with any old ves­sel ly­ing around the house, but if you have al­ready in­vested in the best stemware you can get your hands on, why should you set­tle for just any or­di­nary de­canter? Here’s a run­down of some pretty un­usual de­canters that have caught our eye this year. In ad­di­tion to be­ing per­fectly func­tional, th­ese sleek, ar­tis­ti­cally con­cep­tu­alised ves­sels also make great con­ver­sa­tional pieces that add a pal­pa­ble air of el­e­gance to the din­ing ta­ble.

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