Robb Recommends: The Decanter and Wine Glasses That Will Make Your Vino Look Impossibly Elegant
With all the fine wine you’ll be pouring this holiday season, you’ll want to make sure you have the perfect glasses on hand to enhance its aroma and taste as well as a decanter that will make an impression while getting every precious drop into the glass. We’ve searched high and low and have come up with the ones that you’ll want on your gift list as well as your table. You’ll be glad to know they can go in the dishwasher too.
Just shy of two feet tall, this elegant single-bottle decanter enables you to reach across the table and fill every glass in sight. You will want to practice a bit in advance (like cooking a new recipe for yourself, not company, the first time) but that’s a perfect excuse to enjoy more of the good stuff. After all, ’tis the season. This handcrafted and mouth-blown crystal decanter is every bit as functional as it is attractive. The large opening is easy to pour wine into and allows generous airspace for your liquid treasure to open up, while the graceful neck continues to aerate the precious liquid on its way to the glass. If you have been holding on to your ugly duckling decanter for far too long, it’s time to re-home it and trade up to the Swan.
A relative newcomer to the glassware game, Glasvin wine glasses can be spotted on the tables of an impressive roster of Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City and beyond. While the oversized bowl of this hand-blown, lead-free crystal can hold a quart, the ample size actually offers plenty of headroom to release your wine’s aromatics, whether they be delicate or full-bore. The shape is closest to a Burgundy glass, either red or white, but we have found its wide bowl and slightly narrowed top work well with a wide range of varieties and styles. A luxurious vessel that feels featherlight in your hand, The Obsession is a graceful addition to your dining room or wine cellar. Housed in gorgeous boxes that are great for giving, it’s available in 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-packs.
Source: Robb Report