The "How to Decant Vintage Port" Cultural Byway
In 1992, when the eldest Ainslet was born we decided to buy a bottle of port to lay down and keep until his 21st birthday. Being honourary southerners at the time we trucked off to Harrods and took advice on a good bottle to keep, ending up with a 1985 Dow's Vintage.
Much to my horror, we have, in the blink of an eye, now arrived at his 21st (next month). Casting aside issues about the passing of time and my own mortality, I now need to get to the nitty gritty - how do I avoid screwing up an expensive 28 year old bottle of port and get it out of the bottle in the best possible condition so we can enjoy it on the big day.
I can Google this of course, but I wondered if anyone has actual hands-on experience they can share?