Many wine drinkers know the importance of letting a wine breath before enjoying it in order to allow the best flavor to come through. Young wines need the excess carbon dioxide to be removed so the true aroma and taste can shine when consumed. But many falsely believe that just opening the bottle and allowing it to sit will give it plenty of time to breath and aerate.
This is not true though since the neck of the bottle is too long and narrow to allow sufficient air to come into contact with the wine. The proper way to aerate a young wine is with a wine decanter and an aerating funnel. Decanters are the perfect way to get plenty of air to the wine and with a funnel there is more airing when pouring combined with the less likelihood of spilling.
These funnels are usually sold in the wine decanter accessories of most stores and come in a variety of designs. When combined with a crystal decanter wine lovers have the ideal way to enjoy fresh young wines while also having a unique way to serve it to their guests.