This glass carafe is engineered to improve the bouquet and taste of red wine by providing ideal oxygenation and reducing sulphur dioxide content. The carafe is fitted with a special silver-plated stopper called the Developer, which has six pouring grooves that allow the wine to flow smoothly and slowly into the carafe. The extended contact of the wine with the stopper and walls of the carafe effectively decants wine to its optimum condition. The Wine Decanter reflects the Museum's effort to document barware of the modern era, examples of which are represented in the Museum's collection, including glasses, tumblers and decanters. Barware was also featured in the Museum's past exhibition, Modern Glassware. Hand-wash only.