18 Apr '12, 2pm

Does hyperdecanting wine work?

Nathan Myhrvold, author of “Modernist Cuisine ,” has introduced most of the wine world to hyperdecanting , a method of improving the quality of a freshly opened bottle of red wine by "torturing" it in a blender. When I read about the method, I knew I had to try it. I just pour the wine in, frappé away at the highest power setting for 30 to 60 seconds, and then allow the froth to subside (which happens quickly) before serving. Myhrvold recommends hyperdecanting in a blind taste test the first time, but I tortured my wine with eyes wide open, simply because you really can’t do this type of experiment blindly when you’re all by yourself. Since my local liquor store has a sad selection of wines and didn’t have either of the sustainable, nationally sold wines I had hoped to get, I ended up randomly choosing a bottle that looked appealing. I bought Primal Roots 2010 Red Blend ($...

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