Brilliant Horn Wine Decanter
This Brilliant Horn Wine Decanter was specially designed, and is truly a gorgeous work of art. Hand-made and mouth-blown by very skilled artisans, making each decanter unique. there aren't two decanters exactly alike. This decanter features sensuous curves in a U-shape, with the pour spout graduating up to a delicate point.
Introduces more oxygen to its contents, thus allowing the wine to open up and fully develop to its maximum potential. It measures 15 inches high and is designed to decant a standard-size bottle.
Brilliant Horn Wine Decanter has a very special design as it looks very beautiful but also as it is designed to help the aeration process of the wine.
The wine is to be poured into the bigger opening of the decanter. During this process, the liquid splashes onto the crystal and gets in contact with oxygen. The wine is ought to stay in the decanter for the recommended time (Read more about this topic). After this time, the wine can be poured into the glasses through the smaller opening of the decanter. It is at this point when the aeration process gets to its latest step and the wine is developed to its maximum potential.
As this decanter doesn't have a filter, and as long as it is not used in combination with a funnel, it might be useful the candle method the first time the wine is poured, in order to not get the sediment inside the carafe.
The wine decanter is made out of a resistant lead free glass which would not crack or break easily. However, the decanter is ought to be handled with care.
To continue using your decanter and get the maximum potential out of it you should keep it clean and dry. As wine decanters and carafes are used to separate the sediments and residues from the actual drinkable wine, it is very common to find stains and dry sediment at the bottom.
Depending on the shape of the decanter cleaning it can result more or less difficult. The case of the Brilliant Horn Wine Decanter might be a bit more complex due to its shape. However, if you use the right tools such as brushes and cleaning beans to clean your decanter, and you follow the recommendations below, it won't be any problem. Read more about "how to clean your carafes and decanters" if you want to know what to do and what not to do when cleaning your decanter.
First of all, use hot water (not boiling): even when the tool is not cleaned right after its use. Pouring hot water into it and leaving overnight will help the stains and deposits to soften.
We recommend you to use restaurant crystal cleaner as a soap. It is an ultra concentrated soap, made from natural ingredients, derived from plants and salt. Contains no solvents, no harsh chemicals and it's completely biodegradable.
We recommend you to use the cleaner with the right brushes, this will give you the best result. They need to be flexible for those hard to reach places, easy to use and to clean.
If the stain is too adhered to the glass you should use decanter cleaning balls. Pop them in you wine decanter with some water and restaurant crystal cleaner and swirl them around.
We recommend you to dry it using a decanter stand. They need to be very stable and have a protection at the top so the fine glass is not scratched.
Finally, once you have used the stand and it seems like there is still water or condensed water, use the Eich Glas Wine Decanter Dryer. Press the microfiber-cloth into the decanter and twist the drying wand quickly between the palm of your hands until the decanter is clean and dry.
Based on amazon customer reviews (four and a half stars) we conclude that this red wine decanter is considered to be a very elegant and beautiful piece of art. It has a reasonable thickness (3-4mm) which makes it strong and of good quality without looking very thick. It is said to be easy to use in both filling and pouring. This piece receives a lot of compliments on dinning tables and also makes for a great gift. For all the above mentioned reasons, we can say that it is a good choice of a decanter.