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Serving Red Wine

Basic Red Wine Service

Below is a video of how to open and serve red wine.  Check here to view the SOP of how to open a bottle of red wine.

Opening and Serving Red Wine

Decanting Red Wine

The procedure for opening red wine is almost the same as opening white however on occasions red wine may need to be decanted or aerated.  The process of decanting wine is explained in the wine service SOP.  Decanting is normally reserved for  aged wines or those with a heavy sediment however it is now popular to decant younger wines.  This exposes the wine to air allowing the bouquet to be improved while also softening the wine.  Decanting or aerating wine is the process of moving wine from it original container to a fresh glass decanter.

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