A variety of the wines winged dove, the Paloma is a bird with a curvilinear form that lends itself well to this stylish decanter. As with the Swan, wine is poured into the widest opening in the "tail" of the vessel and poured from the narrower curved neck. The "tail" a natural hand-hold, enables a sure grip, and the slender, angled neck with its elliptical mouth provides a perfect dripless pour. Mouth-blown and made of lead crystal, the Paloma holds a standard 750ml bottle of wine.
prefer to decant wines, both young and old. It is a sign
of respect for old wines and a sign of confidence in
Decanting old wines, just a few
moments before they are served, helps to ensure that
the wines' clarity and brilliance are not obscured by
any deposit that may have developed over
Decanting young wines several
hours before they are served gives the wine a chance
to bloom and attain a stage of development that
normally requires years of aging."
- Georg Riedel
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