By Kori ~ August 14th, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is carafe.
Official definition from Ron Herbst and Sharon Tyler Herbstâ€™s The New Wine Loverâ€™s Companion:
Carafe is a simple clear glass (occasionally metal) container with a wide mouth used for serving wine or other beverages. Restaurants often use carafes to serve inexpensive wines. Carafes can also be used to decant older wines that have thrown sediment; however, finer wines are customarily transferred to a more elaborate container, such as a decanter.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Carafe is a basic glass container used for serving beverages. The same type carafe used for orange juice at breakfast joints is often used to serve house wines at restaurants.
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