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Decanter ‘how to’ guides and videos on how to store wine, how to serve wine, decanting wine and more

Champagne cellar

How to store Champagne at home

Michael Edwards’ guide to laying down Champagne Six Champagne vintages for your cellar 10 Champagnes to lay down Some experts say, surprisingly, that all Champagne and sparkling wines should be…

Create the perfect Spanish cellar

Spain is one of the favourite wine-producing countries among Decanter readers. Sarah Jane Evans MW and Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW explain how to build the perfect Spanish cellar, including wines…

Jefford on Monday: Palate fitness

How fit is your palate? And how do you maintain and train it? At least half of the readers of this column, I’d guess, work with wine in one way…

Burgundy, Burgundy cellar

Wine Advice: Drinking windows

Not sure when to open that bottle you've been saving? When's best to drink your Port or Champagne? How does heat affect wine aging? See the queries from readers below…

How to serve wine

How to serve wine

Tips on how to open, decant and serve your wines like a professional

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How to decant

To decant or not to decant? How? What? When? There are no hard and fast rules, says STEVEN SPURRIER, but there's no doubt a little aeration helps any wine of…

How to cellar wines

How to cellar wines

A cellar is the ultimate accessory for those who want their wine collection to be taken seriously. OLIVER STYLES looks at the options available

How to with Steven Spurrier

How to analyse wine colour

Decanter's consultant editor Steven Spurrier indulges one of his passions - the colour of wine.

How to with Steven Spurrier

How to serve wine

Decanter's consultant editor Steven Spurrier demonstrates how to serve red and white wines.

How to with Steven Spurrier

How to store wine

Storing wine correctly is essential in order to allow wines to age well.

How to with Steven Spurrier

How to taste wine

Take a wine tasting tutorial with Decanter's consultant editor Steven Spurrier.

How to understand vintage

How to understand vintage

When it comes to wine, vintage is the big one, the thing most people tend to find complicated and confusing. But the bottom line is that it's all actually quite…