What's the best wine decanter I can buy online?
November 24, 2011 7:51 PM   Subscribe

Can you please point me to a fabulous wine decanter? Here's what I mean by fabulous: 1) Dishwasher friendly 2) Lead-free glass 3) Good lookin' and good quality in person. 4) Available for purchase online.

I'm willing to pay up to about $70, if need be (even though from what I understand, decanters don't HAVE to be expensive; they're just for show. Basically I'm looking for a decent show). I have done some online shopping; I'm asking for your human opinions because it's hard to tell from a picture how cheap or expensive things will feel in person. Thank you!
posted by andreapandrea to Shopping (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been really happy with Riedel glasses I've bought in the past. They also make decanters (of various pricing), amazon has some as cheap as 40$ (and higher than 200$ for fancy ones). My wine drinking friends swear by Riedel's glass.
posted by el io at 8:39 PM on November 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

Dishwasher friendly might be a little hard, given that most decanters are wide at the bottom and have a narrow neck. I think this one would put on a good show.
Handle style
posted by shoesietart at 8:46 PM on November 24, 2011

I've had my eye on this Uncommon Goods decanter for awhile. The ice pocket would be practical for wines other than white, because even most reds are best served slightly chilled.
posted by Kronur at 3:34 AM on November 25, 2011

But now that I think about it, it's certainly not a good shape to decant a red....and most whites don't really need it, the ice decanter just keeps them cool!
posted by Kronur at 3:38 AM on November 25, 2011

Use a blender!
posted by violinflu at 6:01 AM on November 25, 2011

I lubs my iitala decanter. Clean, simple lines -- modern and elegant.

Hand wash only, but most decanters probably are.
posted by Capt. Renault at 8:32 AM on November 25, 2011

thanks friends! i ended up getting this one, thanks to your helpful directions. here's hoping it's a good one!
posted by andreapandrea at 6:51 PM on November 25, 2011

You be interested in a decanter cleaner to help you reach the hard-to-reach spots.

As your decanter is in that style, it might help with your washing.

Happy wine drinking (and decanting)!
posted by el io at 2:51 PM on December 3, 2011

(er, might be interested, sigh).
posted by el io at 2:51 PM on December 3, 2011

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