The Wine Enthusiast Duck Decanter
The Wine Enthusiast Duck Decanter is a very elegant piece of glassblowing artistry with a shape that reminds us the beloved water-dwellers.
It is also one of the world's most break-resistant decanters as it is made out of lead-free crystal glass and reinforced with magnesium.
Its shape makes it very easy to handle to fill and pour and the decanter is wide enough so that the wine can be in contact with oxygen and so, aerated.
The Wine Enthusiast Duck Decanter has a design that allows very easy filling and pouring while being very elegant and beautiful. That is thanks to the arcing handle which allows you to place the decanter in either vertical or horizontal position for filling purposes. So in case an aeration device is involved in pouring wine from the bottle to the decanter, it would be very easy to hold.
The flat base of this wine carafe gives it a lot of stability when laying on a dinning table or sideboard.
Thanks to the angled top the wine is poured very easily out of the decanter.
The decanter has a wider part which is perfect for aerating the wine to the perfect point while decanting it. 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 and reinforced with magnesium. This makes it on the world's most break-resistant decanters. 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 Wine Enthusiast Duck 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. At the same time it has a good quality and easy handling. For all the above mentioned reasons, we can say that it is a good choice of a decanter.