Know Your Wine Decanter
Breville® introduces the Sommelier™ – Wine tastes better after exposure to air for some time. This decanting process can sometimes take hours. The Sommelier cuts that time down to just minutes or even a matter of seconds depending on the wine. Enjoy full bodied flavor with all the notes and complexities you want in a fraction of the time.
|A. 750ml/25 fl.oz. glass carafe||B. Main Body|
|C. LCD Display||D. TIME adjust dial|
|E. POWER button||F. STOP/RESET button|
|G. START button||H. Air Filter Mesh (underneath)|
|I. Power Cord (not shown)||J. Spare Air Filter Mesh (not shown)|
The Sommelier™ comes with some special features.
- 25 fl.oz. glass aerating carafe with an optional 7 fl.oz carafe for just the right amount of wine.
- Hand finished oxygenating carafe that allows for easy control of the oxygen flow up through the wine.
- Adjustable count down timer that will allow for tailoring of the oxygenation time to the specific vintage and verital desired.
- 7 fl.oz. carafe, sold separately, is ideal for single glasses of wine, whiskeys and cognacs.
Set up of the Sommelier™ is quick and easy
- Fill the glass carafe with wine above the MIN line and below the MAX line.
- Place the carafe on the main unit.
- Press the POWER button to turn the Sommelier™ on.
- The LCD will prompt you to set the time, this is the oxygenating time.
- Rotate the TIME dial to set the time. Oxygenating time is the actual duration for the machine, while decanting time is a reference for comparison. 1 minute of oxygenating time is roughly equal to 1 hour of decanting time.
- Press START to begin the oxygenating process.
- The ‘READY IN’ label next to the oxygenating time will flash and the timer will start to count down to zero. This process can be paused by pressing once on the STOP/RESET button and resumed again by pressing the START button.
- When the process is done, the LCD will show ‘READY’.
Before First Use
- Unpack all parts and accessories.
- Remove and safely discard all packaging materials and promotional labels.
- Wipe the exterior housing with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleansers, pads or cloths which can scratch the surface.
- Rinse and dry thoroughly.
- Rinse the glass carafe with warm water and let dry. The glass carafe is fragile. Use caution especially for the thin part that connects the carafe bottom to the central pole. Do not use force on the central pole.
- Once the carafe is dry the machine is ready for use.
Breville® Limited Product Warranty
All Breville® products have at least a one-year limited product warranty, valid from the date of purchase. Should your Breville® product have a defect in product material or workmanship within the Warranty period, Breville® will arrange to have your original product returned to us, and either deliver an identical or comparable replacement to you, free of charge or apply such other remedy as described below. Some models may have longer warranty periods on the product or specific components so please consult the individual product warranty for complete terms and conditions.
DO NOT RETURN PRODUCT TO THE STORE*
Please follow these instructions, subject to the terms of the Warranty, to receive faster service:
1. Write down the product model number, batch code (this is a 3 or 4 digit number) and/or serial number. These can be found on a sticker or molded into the product housing and are typically located underneath or on the back of the product
2. Have the original or a copy of the sales receipt.
3. Contact Breville®. Please see Breville® USA contact information below.
4. If the product, or one of its parts, qualifies for replacement or service under the Warranty, Breville® will send a pre-paid shipping label via email so that the product may be sent to Breville® at no cost to you. Upon receipt of the product, Breville® may ship the replacement or contact you with further information regarding repair of the product. Typical turnaround time to address Warranty claims is up to 10 business days, plus shipping, depending on your geographical location and type of damage or Warranty claim.
5. For additional protection of the product and to ensure secure handling while a product is being returned for any Warranty repair, Breville® recommends that you use Breville’s shipping label or a traceable, insured delivery service. Breville® is not responsible for any damage while a product is in transit.
For the complete terms of the warranty, see the warranty PDF:
One-Year Limited Product Warranty
* California residents – please see paragraph entitled “Warranty Notice to California Residents Only” on page 4.
Care and Use
- The Sommlier™ will turn off when it has not been in use for 30 minutes.
- The carafe is not calibrated for commercial or scientific use. As such, the liquid height may very +/- 0.08 inches (2mm).
- There is a listing of times on these pages that will show examples of oxygenation times that are recommended for wines with specific attributes, including country and varieties. However, there is an app, the iFAVINE Min App, that will provide even more detailed instructions. The app requires country of origin of the wine, region, grape varietal and alcohol % to provide an even more precise time setting for oxygenation. The app is available on the iOP App Store and Google Play Store.
- Short cycles are recommended to figure out the ideal duration for the wine of choice as decanting too much can ruin the wine.
The cleaning of the Sommelier™ is a simple but delicate process.
|Cleaning the Carafe||When finished aerating the wine, rinse the glass carafe with warm water by swirling the water in a circular motion, empty and allow to dry completely. Sea Salt can be added when rinsing the carafe to clean it more thoroughly.|
|Cleaning the Main Unit||Disconnect the unit from the power outlet. Wipe the exterior housing with a soft damp cloth. Rinse and dry thoroughly.|
|Air Filter Mesh Replacement||When the mesh looks dusty, it can be washed gently and dried for reuse. Also, a spare filter is provided or more can be purchased.|
|Additional Carafe||Additional 750 ml. Flasks can be purchased at BrevilleUSA.com as well as the 200 ml. (7 fl. oz.) flask.|
Oxygenating Time Recommendations
If the quality of the decanting of the same, vintage and variety of wine is not consistent, it may be that the volume in the carafe is not consistent. Once the perfect flavor and aeration of wine is achieved, it is important to ensure that the volume in the carafe remains constant based on the preferred result. A little over and it may not be decanted enough. A little under and it may seem a bit over-decanted.