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Term (from French carafer) for pouring a wine bottle into a carafe (decanter) or container for the purpose of aeration (oxygen contact). In contrast, decanting (French: décanter) focuses on separating the wine from the deposit (sediment). Quite often, however, decanting is mistakenly understood to mean both. If the wine is decanted from the carafe back into the bottle (e.g. because there are not enough carafes available), this is called double decanting. See also under wine enjoyment.

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