Home improvement and home repair tips: On The House with the Carey Bros. & Rebecca Cole.
* Home
* What's New
* Tip of the Day
* Weekly Project
* Monthly E-Newsletter
* Q & A
* Features
- On The House Show and
Tell
- House Pets with Sandy
Robins
* Radio Show
* About the Bros.
* Contests & Promotions
* Our Partners
* Mailing Lists
* Contact Us
* Employment Opportunities
* Affiliate Toolbox
Buy our Books!





Search for the answer
 Saturday, January 20th, 2018


February 6, 2010

Let Wine Breath

Are you ready for a basic tip to enjoy wonderful wine?

The whole concept of letting wine breath is simply to maximize your wine’s exposure to the surrounding air. By allowing wine to mingle with the air, the wine’s aromas opens up and the flavor softens and the overall characteristics improve. Typically, red wines are the ones that benefit most from breathing before serving. In general most wines will improve with as little as 15 minutes of air time, not that you can’t drink as soon as it’s uncorked.

So what’s a wine lover to do? Well you have two options: A decanter or wine glasses. Just uncorking a bottle of wine won’t do it, as there is simply not enough surface area at the top of the bottle to allow enough air to make contact. So you should use a decanter, or a clean flower vase, or even a pitcher – any large liquid container with a wide opening will work – and pour your bottle of wine into it. Or pour the wine into wine glasses, and let it rest for about 15 minutes, without drinking it, before you’re really ready to enjoy your wonderful wine.

So try it for yourself and see if your wine experience is elevated.




Chef Jamie Gwen’s previous tips by date:
Chef Jamie Gwen’s previous tips by title:

Sign up for our Chef Jamie mailing list and get Chef Jamie Gwen’s advise delivered to your inbox every week!



Check out Chef Jamie’s website for all your kitchen needs at ! chefjamie.com.



View Printer-Friendly Version
Send this Article to a Friend
Listen to the Audio Clip!



On The House Media © 1996-2018 All Rights Reserved.