Decanting introduces oxygen to wine. This simple step oxidizes stinky aroma compounds into less detectable smells. It also reduces the concentration of certain acids and tannins, making wine taste smoother. In short, it’s magic.
Champagne is somewhere up there with the caviar and Porsche's of the world. We've all heard of it before, some of us even know the exact region in France where it's created. But very few of us know the history of Champagne and the key figures who have helped make it one of the world's premier goods.