There are three, nonnegotiable things every wine drinker needs. First, uh, wine. Second, a corkscrew to open aforementioned wine. Third—I’m sorry, but not the wine glass charms you bought on something I call Drunk Etsy— a decanter, because you need to be decanting wines. Here’s why and how. Hold up—what is decanting exactly? Decanting is when you pour of a bottle of wine into another vessel, ideally a decanter but a blender, pitcher, or hell, an old glass vase will do.
It was the midnight before my 7 a.m. flight from JFK to LAX when I opened my case of wine and realized there was no way I could check it. I check cases of wine on flights all the time—it’s the only way to drink well (or enough) while visiting family—but the bottles were protected only by flimsy cardboard dividers, and there was no way the case wouldn’t arrive in Los Angeles a dripping mess of shattered glass.
Natural wine: You’ve probably seen it on a menu or heard it shouted in a bar or maybe even downed a glass or three of the stuff at some point this year. It’s been everywhere. Chefs and bar owners can’t get enough of it, and neither can we. That’s why natural wine is 2017’s Drink of the Year. Let’s get to know it. It’s a bit ambiguous, but the consensus is that a natural wine* is one with nothing added or taken away.
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Selecting a term
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