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Port Decanter

Most people's idea of a port decanter is the traditional ships style - a broad base leading to a long, elegant neck, perfect for life on the rolling seas.

We supply both handblown glass port decanters and lead crystal decanters from a couple of manufacturers.  Our handblown glass decanters and port glasses come from LSA - this is the decanter pictured on the right.

Available on its own or in a gift set with four port glasses - click on the image for our sales site.

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Crystal Port Decanter

We also supply port decanters and glasses in lead crystal, manufactured by Dartington Crystal Decanters by hand in Devon and Royal Scot Crystal Decanters.

These crystal port decanters come in the Admiral's Decanter shown opposite and the round bottom, hoggett decanter.  

The Admiral's Decanter is a variation on the classic ships decanter for port.  This crystal port decanter can hold up to one litre of port


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Hoggett Decanter

The hoggett decanter (or hoggit if you prefer) is a very peculiar decanter design just for port.  The decanter has a round bottom and can only be put down back in the specially carved wooden base.

The reason for this is that port etiquette suggests the port should never be allowed to stop in front of anyone except the host.

So in this way guests are handed the decanter, pour themselves a glass, and then have no option but to pass the port along.

The ultimate in port bad manners is to "hog" the decanter.

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Ships Decanter

The Ships Decanter is probably the classic port decanter style - the wide base and long neck are good for stability, hence the Ships monicker.

But the gently sloping sides and broad base are also helpful for when it comes to decanting port.  By pouring the port wine gently down the sides it is "unbruised" by the experience and the wide area allows the port the maximum breathing surface area.

The ships decanter also looks great on any sideboard.

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