LSA International Wine Carafe
One of Europe's leading brands of contemporary handmade glass & high quality porcelain is LSA International.
This classically designed, mouth-blown Wine Carafe is the perfect size for decanting and pouring your favourite wine.
The traditional shape of this Red Wine Decanter makes it a very good complement for those who like to follow traditions and culture to the smallest detail. It is easy to grip and to fill & pour wine. Will do the decanting and aerating job perfectly and will give a nice touch to your dinning table.
There are two sizes available, 1,5L and 2,4L.
Handmade and mouth blown glass.
The enlarged base of this carafe of wine will aerate your wine just to its point.
LSA International Wine Carafe is perfect for those who recently entered the "decanting wine world". It is a basic shaped carafe and easy to use. It also makes an elegant red wine decanter. It features a flat base, with a wide bowl and a long neck making it very easy to handle. Thanks to its wideness this Wine Carafe provides a broad surface for the wine to oxygenate.
Unlike other wine carafes the LSA International Wine Carafe doesn't have a stopper, which makes it most suitable for those wines with more aeration needs, such as young red wines or white wines.
It can also be used in older red wines however, for these wines we recommend using decanters with stopper or with a shape which is not allowing the wine to be in so much contact with air. The neck of this wine carafe prevents it from dripping and spilling rests of wine on the table-clothes. The top part of the red wine decanter is big enough to comfortably fill in and pour out of the decanter without having to be very precise.
The LSA International Wine Carafe is mouth-blown and 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. It comes nicely boxed in a brand package.
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. With the LSA International Wine Carafe 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 (four and a half stars) we conclude that this red wine carafe is considered a very beautiful looking item which is going to make a great complement for your wine. It will be most appreciated for those who started decanting wine as it is fairly easy to use and has a basic style. Some customers find that the small size of the carafe (1,5L) is smaller than they expected, as it holds one standard bottle at a time. Although the second size (2,4L) holds two bottles comfortably.