Wine Glasses, Decanters etc

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My 25 yr old son didn't know how to operate one of these. WTF!!
He isn't a big wine drinker to be fair but admitted that he had never pulled a cork from a bottle.
I guess being a millennial or whatever they are called and growing up in Australia, not Europe, he has always used a screw cap.

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So I am sitting in the Ozzie Wine Bar in Beijing having a drink with owner Steve who is originally from Gold Coast - I notice them pouring wine into these glasses - I have never seen these before.

Steve said be bought them cheap as chips off some Chinese web site and the ladies just adore them - said most females now only drink out of these and refuse traditional glasses
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Do I need to get out more?
Bloody typical - sloping wine glasses are just an excuse to rip off customers. Because they are lower on one side they will hold less wine. How would anyone fall for that cheap trick??
 

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My 25 yr old son didn't know how to operate one of these. WTF!!
He isn't a big wine drinker to be fair but admitted that he had never pulled a cork from a bottle.
I guess being a millennial or whatever they are called and growing up in Australia, not Europe, he has always used a screw cap.

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There have been occasions when I've been out and a younger person hasn't been able to open a bottle of wine with one of these and I just go - give me that and voila - I can only go for so long without a drink when I'm ready for one
 

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I was at a one of those regional help yourself type wine shows last year, the sort where you can pour your own sip as long as the stewards open fresh bottles first.

I eyed a good shiraz and took the bottle over to the steward to pop the cork. Bless him, the young bloke tried to unscrew it. After watching his confusion for a few seconds I told him it is cork sealed and he would need a corkscrew. Obviously he'd not used one before because he screwed it through the foil capsule and the proceeded to wrestle with the bottle to pull the cork out. He eventually put the bottle between his legs to get enough purchase to bust the cork through the capsule. Hilarious.

I actually came here because it is the decanter thread - Ms ejamie had an accident today and my number one decanter is now in a million pieces in the back of the vacuum cleaner :confused:
 

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Looks like another thread I need to follow.

Now to decide on whether I grab GGG, JR or Grassl to replace some of our Zaltos.
 

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3. Your thoughts on decanters? Style / brands / prices etc?
Aloha :)

Have just read this thread from start to finish - but need some specific ideas regarding decanters.

These are not something I have ever used, but wish to experiment. I was hoping for some suggestions on where to start with this? I am not wanting to impress anyone - guests etc. This is just for my own use as I further explore the experience of wine. So arty, pretty things are not required.

So I was hoping for tips of something that I can easily source, at reasonable price, but that would suit my aims as per above. Forgive me the newbie question, but could I just pour the wine into some large glasses instead and let it sit there for a couple of hours?

Edit: My use would be to tame young reds, as I am not a frequent imbiber (or fan) of aged wines. So sediment is not my focus. It is simply "breathing"
 

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Aloha :)

Have just read this thread from start to finish - but need some specific ideas regarding decanters.

These are not something I have ever used, but wish to experiment. I was hoping for some suggestions on where to start with this? I am not wanting to impress anyone - guests etc. This is just for my own use as I further explore the experience of wine. So arty, pretty things are not required.

So I was hoping for tips of something that I can easily source, at reasonable price, but that would suit my aims as per above. Forgive me the newbie question, but could I just pour the wine into some large glasses instead and let it sit there for a couple of hours?

Edit: My use would be to tame young reds, as I am not a frequent imbiber (or fan) of aged wines. So sediment is not my focus. It is simply "breathing"
Any vessel will do. You can even just use an Erlenmeyer flask. They work well.

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Aloha :)

Have just read this thread from start to finish - but need some specific ideas regarding decanters.

These are not something I have ever used, but wish to experiment. I was hoping for some suggestions on where to start with this? I am not wanting to impress anyone - guests etc. This is just for my own use as I further explore the experience of wine. So arty, pretty things are not required.

So I was hoping for tips of something that I can easily source, at reasonable price, but that would suit my aims as per above. Forgive me the newbie question, but could I just pour the wine into some large glasses instead and let it sit there for a couple of hours?

Edit: My use would be to tame young reds, as I am not a frequent imbiber (or fan) of aged wines. So sediment is not my focus. It is simply "breathing"
To be a bit different, why not get a conical laboratory flask.
 

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Thanks all, the lab beaker idea is very appealing. Robust, does exactly what I should need, and no fancy stuff :)

Now to find a decent size beaker.....
 

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Thanks all, the lab beaker idea is very appealing. Robust, does exactly what I should need, and no fancy stuff :)

Now to find a decent size beaker.....
 
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Has anyone tried the Plumm handmade vintage RedB glasses? I understand that they are massive - trying to find a rounder glass for some pinots (we have the Zalto Burgs atm).
 

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Plumm handmade vintage RedB
I have them and really enjoy drinking from them. They are big...but are nice to hold and are quite balanced. Haven’t used Zalto, so cant compare to them. The Plumm are slightly thicker than my Riedel O glasses, but they are stemless.

here’s a photo of one in the wild for comparison against a bottle. Note photo styling provided by Mrs Clt - my photos are rubbish E9EFDA85-5769-4E2E-9700-37B6E8098CD6.jpeg
 

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