VESSELS OF HONOUR
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.