How to decant wine like a pro
As a server, you may find yourself needing to decant wine at the tableside. When this arises it’s imperative that you do it correctly, with professionalism and confidence.
Of course you won’t need to decant every time, but if you’re serving an aged bottle you’re going to want to leave its sediment at the bottom of the bottle, not in the guests’ glasses. Or if you’re serving a very new bottle, decanting will help aerate the wine to enhance its aromas and flavors.
Whatever the reason, learning this essential skill of wine service will equip you with the confidence to do it like a pro every time.
In this lesson, sommelier and wine educator Kristene King Thrall shows you how to decant wine correctly.
Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:
- How to decant different types of wine
- How wine is impacted by decanting
- Which wines you shouldn’t decant and why
Servers and bartenders, master this essential skill!