Page 1 of 1

looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 7:16 am
by p. raghib
what do you use that are inexpensive?
thanks

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 7:17 am
by p. raghib
can probably delete, just saw Christophers ikea thread. perfect timing.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 7:24 am
by Robert Sand
I have a lot of decanters not dissimilar to those at IKEA, and also wider ones, and expensive ones, too -
I don´t see any major difference in aeration because the main oxigen gets into the wine when decanting.
The typical Barolo caraffes are simply for nothing, only bad to pour.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 8:55 am
by John Morris
Most of mine (and I have many) come from thrift shops. I think people get them as wedding gifts and don't know what to do with them.

Crate & Barrel has some decent ones at decent prices. I've also scored a couple of nice ones at Home Goods for $5 a pop.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 9:26 am
by Brian Tuite
GoVino

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 9:44 am
by Warren Taranow
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=149154&hilit=decanter

I love the 1L Erlenmeyer flask.

WT

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 10:23 am
by Andrew Ing
I have some of these. I like them because the glass is pretty thick and I don't feel like I have to be careful with them.

https://www.totalwine.com/accessories-m ... rules=true

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 11:20 am
by Victor Hong
p. raghib wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 7:16 am
what do you use that are inexpensive?
thanks
Which cheap wines benefit from decanting? pileon

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 12:04 pm
by Philip N. Jones
There is a thread that is active right now that discusses decanters IKEA for $1.49 each. You can't get much cheaper than that.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 1:45 pm
by Wes Barton
John Morris wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 8:55 am
Most of mine (and I have many) come from thrift shops. I think people get them as wedding gifts and don't know what to do with them.
Friends of mine who entertain a lot have picked up quite a few from Goodwill. (I found a nice one there recently.) One thing I like at their parties, with a crazy number of wines open, and multiple decanters going is each decanter is different. It's much easier to keep track of which wine is which.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 1:51 pm
by Howard Cooper
Go to Crate and Barrel. I think I have picked some up there for $10 or so, but this is a few years ago.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 2:07 pm
by John Morris
Wes Barton wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 1:45 pm
Friends of mine who entertain a lot have picked up quite a few from Goodwill. (I found a nice one there recently.) One thing I like at their parties, with a crazy number of wines open, and multiple decanters going is each decanter is different. It's much easier to keep track of which wine is which.
Yes! One does not benefit from matching decanters, particularly as the evening progresses.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 2:12 pm
by Victor Hong
John Morris wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 2:07 pm
Wes Barton wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 1:45 pm
Friends of mine who entertain a lot have picked up quite a few from Goodwill. (I found a nice one there recently.) One thing I like at their parties, with a crazy number of wines open, and multiple decanters going is each decanter is different. It's much easier to keep track of which wine is which.
Yes! One does not benefit from matching decanters, particularly as the evening progresses.
Matching ones look less so, too. Your decanter shelf sounds like my clothing closet. [wow.gif]

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 22nd, 2019, 2:12 pm
by J Wei
TJ Maxx Homegoods. They have some relatively inexpensive decanters from time to time (eg. under $40).

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 7:06 am
by David J
We have juice carafes we bought at restaurant supply for under 5 bucks

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 7:25 am
by Jay Miller
There's always the old trick of buying a bottle of Paul Masson, dumping the wine (or use it for cooking), and using the bottle.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 7:35 am
by dcornutt
Warren Taranow wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 9:44 am
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=149154&hilit=decanter

I love the 1L Erlenmeyer flask.

WT
I love these for measuring wine for one person consumption. Great for decanting too.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 8:55 am
by Victor Hong
Jay Miller wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 7:25 am
There's always the old trick of buying a bottle of Paul Masson, dumping the wine (or use it for cooking), and using the bottle.
A carafe of that wine goes great with a $35 pizza pie.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 10:05 am
by T. Melloni
dcornutt wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 7:35 am
Warren Taranow wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 9:44 am
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=149154&hilit=decanter

I love the 1L Erlenmeyer flask.

WT
I love these for measuring wine for one person consumption. Great for decanting too.
Yes, 1L for one person consumption. I like the way you're thinking.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 10:13 am
by Joel Pulver
The Mrs. found some at Goodwill this week (originally from Target) for 3.99 a piece with tag still on them. Had her pick me up 6 of them.

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Posted: August 24th, 2019, 1:57 pm
by Arv R
Years ago Victor suggested I look into a restaurant supply house near me, and I picked up a six pack of quite functional decanters for $24. I'm still using them for every day purposes, when the nice fancy ones are put away, or are in their display rack.

If you can find any of those kinds of vendors, look into them - good value and tough stuff.

I only properly decant maybe twice a month on the weekends, but at offlines/dinner parties we'll use 3-6 easily, so its good to have extras.