Not only for oenophiles, aficionados and connoisseurs; the importance of decanting wine is for all who enjoy its pleasures. Years of air deprivation builds character in a red wine but when it comes time to uncork, it begs a release into a container with an open mouth. The chemical reaction that follows releases the aroma of the wine. Decant the wine slowly and let it rest for up to an hour at room temperature. We think this decanter is a fine and befitting choice. Cheers!