A container for liquids, most often at the table, tapered in from the bottom then flaring at the top so the neck is a convenient grip for holding and pouring wine, vinegar, or water. Unlike a decanter, does not usually have matching stopper and a flare rather than a lip or rim to catch the hand. The one shown here from ETG is marked with measure lines for use in a bar, according to the book.
a simple glass container with a large wide mouth, often used by restaurants for serving the “house” wine. Some wines are actually sold in carafes; Inglenook and Taylor California Cellars come to mind. The container looks kind of like an old glass milk bottle except it has a wide mouth at the top. The Wine Dictator often uses a carafe for decanting wine.