I was recently invited to a friend’s 45th birthday party. And amongst all the incredibly cool gifts that he got given (a solid gold coin which said Sell on one side and Buy on the other) – someone had given him a bottle of Palmer 2000.
Now this particular friend of mine has no interest in wine. When I say that, I mean he likes wine. Perhaps maybe by Country but not brands AND he’s definitely not the sort of person that would know the difference between a Palmer and a Yellow Tail.
Like me in the vodka world. What’s wrong with Smirnoff…
As the night turned into the early hours of the morning, few of us remained. So much alcohol had been drank for his birthday that he was completely out of wine. And all that remained was this bottle of Palmer. He innocently went to grab the corkscrew and was about to open the bottle and casually serve it. That god, he even had a corkscrew because otherwise we’d be having to follow these tips on how to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew.
Cleaning a wine decanter can be such a nightmare. I’ve tried so many products and purported hacks that simply don’t work, that I’ve given up. I just stick to my same 2 go to products that have worked for me each time. And they are the handy decanter cleaning brush as well as the decanter cleaning balls.
So you can imagine my surprise, when I was at a dinner party, and the host rinsed his decanter and began cleaning it with rice. I almost screamed. I was in for a treat because my friend was going to show me how to clean a wine decanter with rice that very night. Step by step….And it works!!!!
Picking the right wine decanter for you isn’t the easiest of tasks. There are a lot of great options that you can choose when it comes to having the right wine decanter. Sure, you can just use a pitcher that you have or you can pour it directly out of the wine bottle. But this just doesn’t seem to have the same elegance as finding a nice decanter to handle the work for you. These are fun to look at, visually aesthetic, and if you choose the right one, it is sure to get people talking at your next party.