I am not one to decant often. You can read why here but on occasions, you will want to aerate a wine or remove some sediment. This is the perfect decanter for such occasions.
This is your perfect everyday use Decanter. It is easy to pour into and out of, very easy to clean and has a small footprint so it is easy to clean. You can even fit this decanter into the fridge without too much fuss. Useful when you want to decant your white wines or Champagnes (yes, you can and sometimes should decant Champagne).
The 1000ml size gives you plenty of room to decant a 750ml bottle, even a Champagne (yes, I’ve done it and you need headspace).
There are certainly finer and prettier decanters with varying price and useability, but this is exactly what you need. We can always discuss what you want too.
Cleaning a Decanter
Could you use water? Yes. But you need something to be able to wipe into the corners and remove the stubborn sediment and wine.
Should you use detergent? Nothing too harsh, but clean hot water a bit of detergent and a brush is magic.
If there is a stain… Hot water and raw rice should remove it. Probably. What about those decanter cleaning beads? They are good, but rice is cheaper and seemingly gives the same results. And you don’t have to worry if some rice goes down the sink. But don’t be that person! Don’t let it get to that state. Just use this brush with water once you finish with the decanter. If you are too drunk to clean it on the night, please just put enough water in to cover the base of your decanter. You can clean it the next day.