Wine has been a chosen drink for many for over thousands of years with archeology constantly finding more and more evidence of large scale wine production. So for as far back as it is known wine, especially red wine, has needed decanting to remove sediment and allow the air to improve flavor. While the earliest recorded uses of wine involved storage and serving in clay jars, the first evidence of glass is as far back as 5,000BC in Syria.
Of course it was the Roman Empire which expanded the use of glass for wine storage and even wine decanters. Though these were still not the same quality crystal decanters which become the standard it was a far cry from the clay jars which allowed wine to turn to vinegar if left around too long.
These advances in not only wine bottles and serving glasses but wine decanters has made enjoying wine an experience that is more than just something for the rich and elite. Now everyone can consume fine wine and get the most from every bottle they open to share with their family and friends.