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Pat Kettles on wine: The do’s and don’ts of decanting

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Decanting wine exposes it to fresh air and helps separate old wine from its sediment. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

To decant or not to decant, that is the question. When it comes to wine, there is no pat answer.

The original definition of decanting spoke only to the process of drawing off liquid from one bottle into another bottle for the purpose of removing sediment. But there are others reasons for decanting, painfully remembered.

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