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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on June 4, 2007
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I was about due for a new decanter and could have bought any. After searching found this decanter to be the best. Its classic shape was slightly more shallow than the one I had and most others, but not too shallow. 750ml will fill it slightly above the crest of the curvature with a little more width than usual. This exposes the maximum amount of surface area to air.

I don't think the average person bothers with wine decanters, but personally feel they can make all the difference. I can open a bottle and drink a glass, then decant the rest. After a day or so drink from the decanter and it doesn't seem like the same wine. The decanter brings out all the fine qualities.

A stopper should be purchased the same time as the decanter and from the same store to ensure proper fit.Wine Decanter Glass Stopper - Large

Wine stoppers, particularly ball-type, differ in function as compared to that of distilled spirits. It is not compulsory to remove and replace after each serving. Right or wrong, many people including myself never take it out. The ball is simply rolled back where the flat portion produces a gap between the decanter neck. You then hold the stopper in place and pour through the ball then roll back down. The weight of the stopper also adds to the balance of the decanter making it easier to handle.

I've received many compliments with this decanter and they don't know I haven't spent hundreds.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2007
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I love the shape and design of this decanter. I never use this without the stainless steel funnel to aid in decanting. However, the one issue I have with this design is the degree of difficulty in pouring the last class of wine. You have to lift and turn the decanter completely over and one has to be very careful not to spill a little wine. Love the design, just need to work on your wine pouring skills.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on April 24, 2013
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im no somelier, but i do drink a lot of wine and this seems to satisfy all decanter requirements, including made of glass, has ballar platinum beads that you can order along with it to clean the product, and the upside down stand to have the wash drip away (unless you like the taste of soap in your wine). So if you want the full package and looks decent in front of a gentrified crowd (disclosure: i personally do not belong to the latter), then get this decanter plus stand plus reidel cleaning balls, and you are set for any occasion involving fine wines. and, please, by all means, avoid that darn aerator, i swear i could publish a double blind cross-controlled study on this and get a ridiculously significant p-value for non-aerated/venutri'd scoring significantly lower than your decanted wine.

bottom line: stick with the decanter set, it looks sweet, as a copious wine consumer i can tell you it work well, and avoid other aeration devices. trust me, folks in France got it right after their first 1000 years of viticulture.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2012
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Be sure you dry this after cleaning it. I didn't and discovered mold growing in it days later. It seems to be the perfect petri dish as the water doesn't evaporate. You may want to get a holder that can support the decanter upside-down while it dries.

Decanter Drying Stand Plus
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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There are really only a few things you need to know about a decanter. Decanting should mimic the process of swirling wine in the glass and the result should be softer tannins in the wine.

This decanter will drape wine over the full interior surface. It is both beautiful and effective. Sure it's shape makes pouring the last glass a challenge, but if you put a quality wine in there you are going to get quality out. I am sure you are up to the challenge.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2007
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I purchased this decanter (here on Amazon) and wanted to modify my review so I cancelled it, thinking that I could start the process over. I could not.
So this review IS from a very recent purchase. The bottom is not flat and it rocks a little. They do not grind the bottom flat. Otherwise, I am happy with the purchase and not unhappy enough to return it. It is a large, pretty piece of glass! The mouth/neck is large. More so than I thought from the picture. It is a very "manly" size and weight decanter. One feature is that it is large enough to fit the neck of an average bottle in the spout to drain completely and the bottle shoulder acts as a stopper. A large avacado is also a good fit! The free book - Wine Enthusiast Wine Guide and magazine was a nice bonus!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 19, 2014
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Unfortunately, I will have to replace this decanter. We use decanters all the time for almost every bottle we open. This one is pretty by appearance but the rim form is not suitable for pouring wine. What you can't see in the picture is how thick the top rim is - almost 1/4 inch. This affects the wine pour & makes wine dribble all over the edge & sides of the decanter. It needs a very thin rim to pour neatly. High quality wine glasses are the same. If you tried to drink from one with 1/4 inch rim, you'd have it all over the outside of the glass with each sip! Also, there is no punt at the bottom, which makes the decanter not as easy to handle as one that has one. The price was good, and will keep it for the look of it. But if you use decanters often, you make prefer a different brand with better design.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2014
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We are no wine snobs. I have heard people say you cant drink wine without a decanter and that is definitely true, most people do drink it without the decanter ;) However much to my surprise a decanter does make it better.

I am not afraid to have my own opinion about things and generally I think a lot of is more fluff then functional so I was happy to see that this present for my wife was not all fluff. Ya it looks cool, yes it seems like a solid piece of glass, yes it also makes the wine look more sophisticated but more importantly everyone that did a blind taste test picked out the decanter wine and preferred it over the bottled wine.

We poured half a bottle in the decanter, let it sit a few minutes and kept half of the wine in the bottle. Poured two glasses and tried to spot the differences. It was easy, even the smell was different. The decanter (from a non-wino perspective) really does balance the flavors of the wine out. That way you dont get us much sharpness or as many as the overtones that you typically get at the beginning and end of the sip or gulp.

Now I am sure that is the case with pretty much any decanter, but this one seems to be constructed well, looks nice and pours fairly easy unless it is almost empty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2012
The large surface area exposing the wine to air provides rapid breathing. You will want a decanter size that a bottle fills only to the widest dimension of the decanter so that there is a maximum air exchange surface. If you fill to the narrow neck, there is not much breathing!
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on March 4, 2015
I'm personally not a huge wine drinker, but I do love having high quality wines and beautiful glassware on hand for gatherings and holidays. It doesn't get more lovely than this huge 45oz. lead-free crystal Wine Decanter.

The decanter is lightweight yet substantial-feeling, The wide base is designed specifically to help aerate your wine more quickly, with the side bonus of creating a piece of glass with delicately gorgeous, flowing lines. I found it to be a center of conversation on my table during holiday parties, everyone exclaiming at its beauty. Honestly, it makes such an elegant display that I find myself using it even for non-alcoholic drinks. Slicing lemons and strawberries, for instance, and floating them in the wide base with strawberry lemonade is both picture-perfect and delicious.

I recommend a long flexible soft brush for cleaning and also perhaps lining the sink with a towel before washing. This is a trick I learned from Martha Stewart and it has saved so much delicate glassware from catastrophe. I would also recommend purchasing a drying stand to support the weight of this while air drying upside down- otherwise you will never get it truly dry.

Considering the price, I think it's a a functional and worthwhile purchase.

The company also offers a beautiful Wine Decanter Stopper, a brilliant glass sphere to top off the look with glowing style. It provides and airtight seal for wine and spirits so they don't go "flat" or lose their flavor while resting. These are subtly flattened at the base to prevent a rolling escape and can also be used as pretty paperweights when not in service to your wine decanter.
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