Decanting Cradles

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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decanting cradles, bottle carriers, usually made of wicker or metal, which keep the bottle at a perpetually inclined angle with the bottleneck only slightly higher than the base of the bottle, so that the sediment does not have to fall through the wine to the base of the bottle between storing horizontally and pouring.

Special decanting machines have also been constructed, designed to pour wine gently out of a bottle held horizontally so that the deposit hardly moves at all.