Dartington Crystal Glitz Wine Decanter
Dartington Crystal manufactures crystal glassware using traditional Swedish glass blowing techniques. Many of their ranges continue to be made in their North Devon factory and Dartington Crystal is now one of only a few crystal brands still producing in the UK.
The Dartington Crystal Glitz Wine Decanter is part of the Glitz collection; a dazzling combination of stylish design with hand cut decoration finished with real Crystalised Swarovski elements that add a special touch of sparkle and glamour.
Wine Decanter with real Swarovski Elements
Dartington Crystal Glitz Wine Decanter – Full Bottle Capacity 750ml
The Dartington Crystal Glitz Wine Decanter is a great choice for those of you who like stylish and special wine decanters. Due to its shape it can work as well for a red wine decanter as for a white wine decanter.
This wine decanter has a stopper which allows you to take the wine outside without having to worry about anything undesired falling into your carafe. The stopper has also a further benefit: makes this decanter a perfect match for old or vintage red wines which would loose their taste and personality if aerated for too long.
The shape of the Dartington Crystal Glitz Wine Decanter features a long neck making it fairly easy to handle.
Also, thanks to its medium wideness this wine carafe provides just enough surface for the older red wines to breath once it is inside of the decanter.
As it doesn’t have a filter, it might be useful the use 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.
Dartington Crystal can be used in the dishwasher if handled with care, stacked well and using a lower temperature washing cycles with many new dishwashers having specific wash settings for Crystal & Glassware.
Through reasonable use and care the majority of all Dartington Crystal collections are suitable for dishwasher use. Please note that prolonged and regular dishwasher use can eventually take away some of the shine and poor stacking of your dishwasher can lead to damage.
The case of Dartington Crystal Glitz Wine Decanter is strongly recommended a hand-washing process. This is due to the presence of the Swarovski elements on the carafe.
Depending on the shape of the decanter cleaning it can result more or less difficult. With the Dartington Crystal Glitz Wine Decanter it will be quite easy, yet we recommend you to use the right tools. Such as brushes and cleaning beans. 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 (five stars) we conclude that this red wine decanter is considered a very stylish, elegant and beautiful looking item fulfilling all the expectancies of a wine decanter. It is fairly easy to use and to clean as long as it’s hand-washed. It is a great choice of decanter for those looking for a different looking item to place on top of a dinning table or sideboard.