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Wine Tasting From Home Just Got Better With These Shiny Crystal Decanters


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Are you or someone you know a wine connoisseur or on the path to becoming one? Look no further. Drinking wine straight from the bottle is so last year. Crystal decanters are a simple yet unique way to upgrade your wine tasting skills, barware and even impress your guests.

If you enjoy the comfort of your home and don't want to travel all the way to a vineyard, step up your pinot and merlot game with these six crystal decanters.

How to Clean Crystal Decanters

Your decanter will need a cleaning! I know, some are these look tricky to clean. SFGATE recommends using a bottle brush to clean the nooks and crannies of unique-shaped decanters.

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Mild detergent and water will do, but they also note that white vinegar and rock salt will remove tough stains.

Are Decanters Worth the Money

Our friends at Wide Open Country mostly agree that whiskey decanters are all for the aesthetic, but these crystal decanters are more than just a piece of kitchen décor or conversation starter. Wine decanters serve a purpose.

MasterClass says decanting wine has a few benefits, including removing sediment from wine, enhancing flavor, and saving wine in the event of a broken cork.

Sounds like wine decanters are perfect gifts for wine enthusiasts. They'll have more reason to save some leftover wine, and of course, share better-tasting wine with friends and family.

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Between all the benefits of having a crystal decanter, you have to admit that they also look pretty nice and will add an elegant touch to your home office, home bar, or countertop.

Best Crystal Decanters

Best Under $30

1. Wine Decanter and Aerator for Wine- Glass Crystal

Expand your wine tasting horizons with this beautiful wine decanter and aerator. This glass crystal carafe releases aromas and notes that you normally don't experience when your wine is condensed inside the same bottle it came in.

This eye-catching carafe is sure to make your guests believe you know your wines. The thickness of the glass adds a layer of quality, making it a perfect gift for yourself or for someone you know. It's available for under $30, making it budget-friendly. And yes, it's lead-free!

Best for Unique Shape

2. Le Sens Amazing Home Cygnus Glass Swan Decanter

Make your at-home bar cart extraordinary with this elegant and unique wine decanter. The hand-blown glass adds a personal touch to your bar and makes for a unique addition to your glassware. This gift comes with cleaning beads which makes clean-up easy. (Kiss yucky wine stains goodbye.) Amazon customers love that the swan shape is easy to hold.

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Wine will be able to breathe freely, enhancing the taste of your favorite wine.

Many customers are also leaving rave reviews about the packaging. If you're buying this as a gift, you'll enjoy the beautiful packing it comes in. It definitely makes the pricing of $88 worth it.

Best Budget-Friendly

3. GoodGlassware Wine Decanter

Hold up to 44 ounces of your favorite wine in this lead-free crystal wine decanter. Although it may look delicate, rest assured that this glass is break-resistant and dishwasher safe. If you want to take it up to another notch, try pairing it with these spill-proof wine glasses.

It's under $21, making it a great pick for those on a tight budget. Don't let the price fool you though. Vintorio has been featured in many online publications, with rave reviews from Editors and customers.

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A major perk is that it's made from recycled glass, so it's perfect for the eco-friendly wine enthusiast.

Best Under $55

4. Glazze Crystal Abaigail Premium Glass Custom Cut

If you are looking for a subtle way to make your bar cart pop, this vintage crystal decanter is for you. This hand-cut and lead-free crystal wine decanter will release hidden notes of your favorite wines. When you are tired of your wine, which may not be very likely, this decanter doubles as a crystal whiskey decanter. Just don't forget your whiskey glasses!

Best Set for Cleaning

5. YouYah Wine Decanter Set with Drying Stand

Feel like a million bucks as you pour your favorite red wine out of this 100% lead-free crystal wine decanter. This set comes with a holder, stopper, brush, and cleaning beads, making it a perfect gift for anyone who is a wine snob.

We're a huge fan of this set, and we think those who are clean freaks will love it too! The brush, cleaning beads, and drying stand will definitely be put to use. It's priced under $40, which is a great deal for a decanter and cleaning products.

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Best for Wine Lovers Who Also Love Whiskey

6. FineDine European Style Glass Whisky Decanter

If you can't choose between wine or whiskey, rest assured that this high-quality clear glass decanter will safely store your alcohol while adding a personalized touch to your home decor. The air-tight seal keeps your favorite spirits fresh and preserves the flavors.

The bestseller is made from handblown lead-free glass and is dishwasher-safe, however, hand-washing is recommended. Overall, a great pick priced around $20, especially a great deal since it comes in a nice gift box!

These decanters are perfect for Valentine's Day, home bar sets, and more. If you're shopping for whiskey decanter sets, check out Wide Open Country for the best whiskey decanters of 2022. The list features gorgeous personalized whiskey decanters, Waterford crystal decanters, and more perfect for scotch whisky.

They make fantastic Father's Day gifts, gifts for groomsmen, and retirement gifts.

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Just don't forget the whiskey stones and old fashioned glasses.

This post was originally published on April 19, 2021.

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