For a wine enthusiast a wine decanter is more than just an instrument for bringing out the best flavor in their red wines and removing sediment from the aging process. Wine decanters are gorgeous pieces of crystal that make excellent additions to the home bar in order to create an elegant look. For this reason many wine lovers choose to collect wine decanters purely for the purpose of showing them off around the bar and in their home.
Traditional crystal wine decanters have a very unique style that makes them clearly beautiful to look at when correctly cared for but they also contain a lead lining in order to bring out that shine so many collectors of this type of decanter often choose not to actually use them but merely display them. While more modern and contemporary wine decanters use more precise cuts and advanced polishing methods in order to skip the lead lining making them safer to contain the wine for consumption.
Of course this does not make them less desired by those seeking to collect fine crystal wine decanters and glasses. Collectors still love these pieces despite the fact they are not classic or antique. But they do seek out the finer brands for the highest quality crystal in order to get the decanters that will look the best in their home.