Can’t tell a Blush from a Beaujolais? Neither can I! But, my dinner guests will never know if I present their red wine in this stunning wine decanter from Bella Vino.
I absolutely love the simple and organic, contemporary design. Coincidentally, just before Christmas, I looking at one on PotteryBarn.com that was almost identical. And, in addition to a great silhouette, the decanter also has an asymmetrical spout that is attractive, plus makes pouring easy and drip-free (saving my new white tablecloth!).
This piece is not only a showstopper, it also is cleverly designed with a wide decanter base which helps soften the tannins in red wine and allows the wine to “breathe.” According to Wine Spectator, when a wine is breathing it is aerating, or being exposed to oxygen. This is an important step when serving red wine because, “Typically, as a wine is exposed to oxygen, it becomes more expressive, releasing aromas and flavors.”
I know my guests will appreciate the extra effort!
Because it is made from lead-free glass, this decanter is lightweight and easy to handle at the table. But, it is sturdy and large enough to hold a 1000 ml bottle of wine.
When not in use, the decanter is so pretty, I certainly don’t want to hide it away in the china closet. Instead, I plan to leave it out on the sideboard, since its design is so sculptural.
Although Bella Vino says that it is safe for the dishwasher, the neck on this decanter is still quite slender. So, to avoid any potential chips, I have been hand washing mine (just in case).
On Amazon, the decanter has a List Price of $85.95, but with Amazon Prime, it is available for $49.95. It would make a beautiful and useful gift (along with a good bottle, naturally!) for the wine connoisseur, or for a housewarming, wedding, or birthday.
It really is true… life’s too short to drink bad wine!
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, Cover Girl Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com in 2015.
PHOTO: Used with permission by Bella Vino.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a sample of the wine decanter from Bella Vino mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.