To pour the beer or wine from the bottle carefully, as not to disturb the sediment. When a red wine is to be exposed to air for some time before serving, it is often transferred to a separate (often decorative) vessel for this purpose, and is then served from this "decanter."
Type of decorative bottle used for serving wine at table after being decanted from its original bottle to leave the dregs. Originally corked, glass stoppers introduced c 1730. Later used for serving spirits & cordials. See decanters & drinking-glasses
A decanter is a vessel used for holding the results of decantation where the clear liquid from another vessel is pored into the decanter and the liquid with sediment is left in the original vessel. Wine may require decantation and the decanter may be ornate and suitable for serving the wine. Decanters may come with a stoppered lid and the lid may come with a rod to aid decanting.
A container for wine, etc., traditionally with a reduced neck and expanded lip to permit easy grip while pouring. Decanting wine is carefully pouring off the wine from a vintage bottle (or the barrel) to leave the sediment behind. The term has been extended to stoppered bottles with lips that permanently hold brandy and liquor in a sideboard. Acid wines may release lead when stored for long periods in lead crystal. GGNJ fig.196 shows a 16 compartment decanter, 8 sections on each of two levels requiring 16 blown gathers merged into a single bottle shape.
A glass container that is used for decanting, or pouring wine from the bottle. Though a decanter can be as simple as a cheap wine carafe, there are some exotic decanters made from crystal that are both functional and beautiful.
A decanter is a vessel used to hold the resulting decantation of a liquid, which contains sediment (such as wine). Liquid from another vessel is poured into the decanter in order to separate a small volume of liquid, containing the sediment, from a larger volume of "clear" liquid, which is free of such. In the process, the sediment is left in the original vessel, and the clear liquid is transferred to the decanter.