If you are the “wine person” in your family or circle of friends, chances are, at some point, someone gifted you a decanter. It may be a fancy lead-crystal one such as those made by Riedel or Waterford, and it may be in the shape of a duck, swan, snake, or escargot (oh yes, those exist, as do many more!).

Chances also are, that decanter has been sitting in a cabinet or up on a shelf somewhere gathering dust, because either you can’t be bothered to use it or aren’t sure how and when to use it — amiright?

In this episode, you’ll learn why, how, and when to use a decanter — it’s a lot more often than you may think.

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Founder of popular wine blogs Wine Dictator and Wine Weekly and host of Inside Wine Podcast, Joe's career in the wine industry spans four decades. He is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and holds Level 2 certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

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