Timing of Consuming

Depending on the wine, some are to be consumed rightaway after being opened. Others should be left standing for a while before drinking. Some General Rules:
Drink without delay after opened. Bottle should be left standing on the table.
Consume without Delay
Examples
Dry Whites
Aromatic Whites
RosÚs
Beaujolais Nouveau

After the bottle is being opened, wait for an hour or so before consuming. Bottle upright.
Wait a little
Examples
Mature Sweet Whites

After the bottle is being opened and the wine decanted, wait for half an hour to 2 hours before consuming.
Decant
Examples
Young Reds
Mature Reds
(Remember to take this out of the Celler 1 to 2 days beforehand to let the sediment settle.)

The bottle should be rested in a basket after being opened. Consume without delay.
Basket
Examples
Fragile Reds that past its maturity


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