Saw this on Jancis Robinson's twitter feed: Spanish chef designs a wine bottle he belives does away with the need for decanting.
If the wine is one that's likely to throw sediment in a short period (less than three years) and it's to be stored on its base, this thing might have some value, but I'm afraid I'm in the camp that sees it as mostly a gimmick.
"Remember that your sense of humor is inversely proportional to your level of intolerance."
- Serge Storms
Perfect for artificial corks and screwcaps though.
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Why couldn't you just turn it upright a few hours before serving? The sediment would then have plenty of time to filter to the bottom. There are certainly plenty of wines that get enough sediment for it to be mildly annoying within 3 years of bottling. I've started to realize this since my decanter shattered a month ago and I haven't yet gotten around to buying a replacement...