DECANTUS™ is an innovative by-the-glass wine decanting system now available in Canada from Valentinos International Wholesaling Inc. We invite you to read answers to frequently asked questions about our unique product by clicking on any of the links below.
WHY USE THE DECANTUS™ SYSTEM
Get greater value and enjoyment from your next bottle of wine with DECANTUS™.
Why greater value?
You are buying wines to enjoy all they have to offer. The wines need to “open up” for you.
Why greater enjoyment?
Wine needs to react with air to reveal its fullest flavour and bouquet, and aroma.
The DECANTUS™ utilizes the Bernoulli (a Swiss scientist) effect where the reduced pressure of a stream of fluid (wine) draws an air flow through diagonal thin tubes inside the DECANTUS™. The “froth” from DECANTUS™ has finer bubbles giving smoother aeration than any other aerator on the market.
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HOW TO USE THE DECANTUS™ SYSTEM
HOW TO USE THE DECANTUS™ AERATOR TO ENJOY YOUR WINE
Red wine should deliberately be brought into contact with oxygen in the air in order to let its tannins mature. You can begin doing this by simply swirling the wine in the glass. Or you can pour the entire contents of the bottle into a decanter. But the DECANTUS™ aerates more efficiently than both of these methods. After being poured through the DECANTUS™, undesirable smells will dissipate more effectively, the aroma becomes more complex and the taste
becomes softer and less bitter. The important aroma molecules in the wine are released when the wine comes in contact with oxygen in the air.
PRESENCE OF TANNINS IN RED WINE
The main difference between red wine and white wine is the presence of tannin. This comes from the stem, seed and skin of the grape as well as from the oak barrel used to mature the wine. The quality of the tannin indicates whether the grapes were ripe when picked. The nose cannot detect tannins. Only the mouth can detect them. Bitter tannins point
to a bad vintage or unripe grapes or production errors. Mature tannins are silky and smooth. Even though they are astringent there is a hint of fruit and sweetness in the aftertaste.
Click here for instructions on how to use the DECANTUS™wine aerating system in a .pdf format for you to simply read or to print off and keep as a handy guide.
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HOW TO CLEAN THE DECANTUS™ SYSTEM
Routine cleaning can be done with plain hot water. Light stains may be removed by submerging the DECANTUS™ into a large glass of water for an hour or so.
The cleaning brush can be used to clean the inside bottom tube of any wine stains. If stains remain, clean in soapy water and rinse thoroughly (submergence into a large glass of water is suggested for the final rinse).
After considerable use, stubborn stains may remain inside
the DECANTUS™. In this case, submerge it into a large
glass of water with a tablespoon of white vinegar and a teaspoon
of salt added. When the stains have disappeared clean and
rinse in soapy water as described above.
It is recommended that you do not put the DECANTUS™
in the dishwasher.
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