A wine decanter may look beautiful on your table, but it is also fulfilling an important purpose. Almost any red wine will improve with decanting, even the cardboard box you keep in the pantry for impromptu parties. Decanting allows a young wine to mix with oxygen to open up its flavor and bouquet, dramatically improving an inexpensive wine’s taste. Older wines also benefit from breathing time, and decanting allows you to prevent the sediment that can be found in older bottles from ending up in your glass. Here are some of the best options available.