Any wine aficionado will tell you that aeration is the key to getting the most out of your great bottles of wine. This inverted wine decanter helps you to achieve excellent filtration and aeration, all from a stylish and unique decanter. It works by pouring your favorite bottle of red wine over the glass globe that rests on a mesh filter and into a suspended glass receptacle. Pouring the wine over the 3½ inch diameter hang-blown Romanian glass globe agitates the wine and increases its surface area by 38½ square inches, releasing the bouquet and softening the tannins. Designed to screen out sediment and cork residue, the stainless steel mesh filter does not leave any odor or taste in the wine. Finally, the inverted glass receptacle features a stainless steel lever-spigot which allows you to pour the wine into glasses without ever touching the decanter. The powder coated wrought-iron frame that homes the inverted wine decanter is attached to the sturdy metal and Italian marble base. Enjoy the bouquet and full-bodied taste of your favorite red wines to their fullest in this unique and stylish inverted wine decanter – available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $170 USD.