In this latest article from People Magazine, "We Tested 14 Popular Wine Decanters—These 6 Served the Best Glasses", our GoodGlassware Personal Wine Decanter wins "Best Budget Decanter."
What was said:
Pros: This affordable decanter is simple and effective at aerating wine for the best flavors and aromas.
Cons: A standard dish brush won't fit inside the neck.
The low-budget option is the definition of old reliable. This wine decanter has no bells or whistles, it does one job really well: decanting wine. Designed with a "deep punt, and narrow neck that's easy to hold," this decanter was a tester favorite. One tester noticed how the spout "has a sharp angle which makes pouring easier and less messy."
The process itself was one step. "Just pour the wine into the decanter," said the tester, happily noting how little it drips when pouring into the glass. Our team found this model to be easy to clean, though not with a standard dish brush (too big to fit through the narrow neck). Our tester suggested using soap and water, and said the crystal material doesn't feel fragile when washing it.
The overall performance was stellar, and our team noticed that the wine's "flavor and aroma were definitely more fruit-forward after 15 minutes." However, the flavor peaked at 30 minutes, with a noticeably astringent taste afterward. We believe this wine decanter is simple, budget-friendly, and gets the job done.