I have bought glasses in the past from wineware, and was impressed with their efficiency. I see that they have a few offers at the moment, and a wide range of decanters at various price points, so hope you might find something suitable? Best wishes Chris https://www.wineware.co.uk/decanting/wine-decanters/
It does still have that wide base to help with aeration (though, despite their claims about it being the widest on the market, I am pretty sure I have come across several with a wider base!), but I have found it to be pretty robust, as I am pretty sure it has made contact with the side of the sink on more than one occasion, and at <£30 i’m not too precious about it!
Thanks Alex! I understand that the greater the contact with oxygen the greater the airing effect. But I wonder whether a slightly narrower one could achieve the same as a really wide one with an extra 10 minutes?
Some years ago I picked up one very much like this in a charity shop for £2.50. it does a great job. To be fair I usually double decant so the wine is coming out of the decanter on its return journey very quickly!
One of my favourites is the Visual Decanter. Tough, looks good and the large punt make it easily held securely.
Pasabahce, I have some of their glassware and it’s a good balance of quality & value. One of the rounder shapes might be safer if you’re really concerned about robustness. I have a couple of these. In toughness terms I’d say they are significantly stronger than a standard wine bottle, and just behind a champagne bottle if that helps!
Yeah, they can be a bit tricky. Usually I just rinse it out after use with very hot water, and make sure that any residue is wiped of the lip and neck…and then I have one of these that it rests on to dry:
Every once in a while I might rinse it with some decanter balls if there is any visible residue.