Of­ten pre­sented as a gift to ex­press one’s love or en­joyed dur­ing fes­tive cel­e­bra­tions, choco­late is more than just a dessert. It is an ever-evolv­ing del­i­cacy that will con­tinue to fill our lives with plea­sure

T.Dining Malaysia Tatler Best Restaurants - - Wines - BY KENNY LEONG

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. 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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