Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper

Last updated date: December 3, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4


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Overall Take

With the Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper, you’re ready to entertain. You can not only use it for liquor and other beverages, in addition to red or white wine, but you can also easily carry it around, thanks to the wooden stopper. It’s also dishwasher safe, making for easy care. In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Sagaform Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 3, 2019:
Checkout The Best Wine Decanter for a detailed review of all the top wine decanters.

Expert Summarized Score
9.6
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
290 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It's lead-free, dishwasher-safe, and multi-functional since it can be used to serve any type of cold beverage.
- Bustle
May 14, 2019 | Full review
A round wooden stopper allows users to safely carry the decanter to where the wine glasses are waiting as eager receivers
- Home Bar Hero
December 31, 2015 | Full review
All components are lead-free, so this item is fully safe to use.
- Chef's Resource
November 9, 2019 | Full review
This wine decanter is made of hand-blown glass. It has a traditional shape and a beautiful oak stopper that will keep the wine away from dust.
- Wine Turtle
It is dishwasher safe, so there is no need for intensive care and maintenance at the end of the dinner. The oak stopper will keep the fragrance of the wine inside, releasing it only when you pour another glass.
- Kitchen Jen
August 11, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Although this decanter is dishwasher safe, it won’t fit on the top rack of most appliances, so we recommend hand washing it to make sure your investment stays safe
- Home Bar Hero
December 31, 2015 | Full review
Very fragile.
- Chef's Resource
November 9, 2019 | Full review
Some customers complained about the quality of the glass, claiming that it is too thin and delicate.
- Wine Turtle

From The Manufacturer

Sagaform wants its brand and product range to be the obvious gift choice for Saturday nights' dinner hosts, or the new neighbor you want to welcome to the neighborhood, or yourself when you want to brighten up your own day. Eating together is, as is giving gifts, a way to build relationships. Sagaform has always combined gift giving and dining by offering products for the kitchen and the fine table. Finding the perfect hostess gift is easy with Sagaform. We want to accommodate our customers with the top of the line Scandinavian design gifts and tools that are functional and bring joy. Nature is Sagaform’s popular product series in classic wood, stainless and glass for the kitchen and beautifully set table – and now it is being expanded with exciting new serving and decorative pieces. Made in a classic design style, the products have oak as a central theme. The collection has been created in collaboration with a number of different designers resulting in pieces that look perfect in every home – whether for every day or special occasions.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Vinturi Red Wine Aerator Pourer and Decanter
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 18
2. Sagaform Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Menu Winebreather Carafe
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
4. Le Chateau Wine Decanter
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 18
5. The Wine Savant World Decanter
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
6. JoyJolt Crystal Wine Decanter
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
7. Godinger Dublin Wine Decanter
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
8. HiCoup Kitchenware Wine Decanter
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
9. Brew To A Tea Decanter with Drying Stand
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
10. Culinaire Wine Decanter
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Wine Decanters

True wine connoisseurs know the key to a quality glass of wine is aeration. A good decanter serves that purpose well, but it also separates the sediment from the liquid to make a pure glass of wine. Although swirling your wine in a glass can introduce oxygen to the process, it doesn’t have the added effect of removing sediment.

It’s a common misconception that only red wine needs to be aerated. There are many white wines that can also benefit from the process. In addition to improving the taste of the wine you’re drinking, a decanter also provides an attractive, handy way to serve your wine while entertaining, and some decanters even allow you to store other types of beverages in them.

If you’re going to take on decanting, though, there are a few things to know about the process. The build of the decanter plays a direct role in how well it does its job. Those who drink white wine or light-bodied reds should look for a decanter that’s smaller in size, while large decanters are best for full-bodied red wines. Medium-bodied red wines like Merlot belong in a midsized decanter.

One key to keeping your wines pure is to thoroughly wash your decanter between uses. This will ensure that all wine residue is removed for a clean experience each time. Some decanters are dishwasher safe, but if you have to wash your decanter by hand, keep in mind that the upper part of many decanters is very thin, making it challenging to get a dishrag or sponge inside.

As with other glass or plastic holders, red wine can stain your decanter. If you only drink red wine, and no one ever sees it but you, this may not be a big deal. You can keep staining at a minimum by cleaning your decanter after every single use.

DYWM Fun Fact

Serious wine drinkers know a few key adjustments make a big difference in the flavor of the wine. You’ll always see wine lovers holding their wine glasses by the stem to avoid increasing the temperature of the wine. When you’re finished drinking, you should reinsert the cork or use a wine stopper. If you use the cork, make sure you store the glass lying down to prevent the cork from drying out and breaking off into the wine. When you store it, make sure it’s under room temperature and away from light. Even red wine should be stored in the refrigerator after opening.

The Wine Decanter Buying Guide

  • The design of a decanter plays a direct role in how well it improves the taste of your wine. Some decanters use velocity to create pressure, which increases oxygen to the wine and deepens its flavors and aromas. The materials used in the decanter also affect your wine’s taste. Hand-blown glass and plastic are especially popular.
  • Some wine decanters come with an oak stopper to help trap fragrances inside, giving you a richer wine with every pour.
  • If your wine decanter will be out on the counter, the aesthetics of the design will come into play. Decanters come in a wide range of designs, from wide bases and tall, thin aeration areas to a tube-like design that lets you simply hold it above the glass while you pour.
  • Cleaning a decanter is rarely easy due to the design. Consider that before you purchase. Some decanters are dishwasher safe, which is a big bonus for those who are routinely crunched for time.
  • The no-drip stand that comes with some decanters catches drips after you’ve poured. This protects your tables and other surfaces. Make sure any stand that comes with your decanter is sturdy to prevent accidents.
  • Another accessory that comes with some aerators is a travel pouch. Even if you never take your decanter away from home, it may be a great way to store it in between uses.
  • The aerating process can be fascinating to watch. If this interests you, look for a decanter that provides this type of visibility.
  • If you’re shelling out money for something, you probably want to make sure it will last. Materials like acrylic are likely to stand the test of time. Although glass can be delicate, if you’re careful, it will give you years of use. But if you regularly take your decanter on the road, you may risk a drop that will cause it to shatter. Some types of glass can also scratch easily, so keep that in mind as you’re deciding. Thicker glass will hold up better than similar decanters made from thin sheets of glass.
  • Some decanters include a base that makes it easier to maintain your grip, which will provide extra longevity. Look for a base made of silicon or other materials that gives you plenty of leverage as you maneuver your decanter.
  • The narrow aeration tube makes the user experience challenging sometimes. It’s important to not only ensure you can pour liquids in, but also that the aeration chamber will be able to keep up with your pouring speed. Go slowly at first to avoid the overflowing that can easily happen when you pour too fast.
  • Some decanters come with a stopper, which acts as a cover when you’re carrying it around to pour it for yourself or guests.
  • The speed of aeration also comes into play. Some decanters take a while to do their work, while others are quicker.
  • There are some decanters that allow you to link your bottle directly to the decanter, using a coupling mechanism. That makes spills less likely and allows you to pour directly from the bottle to the decanter, where it will flow through to your glass.