quote:Originally posted by perfection:
i can understand that this allows the wine to softly splay against the walls of the decanter and gently flow down....
But apart from splashing and creating an ungainly sight in front of a customer is it also to prevent bubbles of air whose oxygen content can spoil very old and aged wines considering they are more sensitive.
I have one myself and presume those are the reasons. Whether it actually works that way or not, I don't know.