The ‘RainMan' Carafe

This ‘RainMan’ decanter by Matilda Sundén Ringnér provides a curious way to aerate your wine. Its spout is perforated just like the garden-variety tin watering cans sold at home and garden stores.

Ringnér designed the ‘RainMan’ decanter as a playful alternative to wine’s traditional journey from bottle to glass. Typical carafes let wine flow in a solid, fluid stream; the ‘RainMan’ decanter, however, breaks this mold entirely.

As a drinker, I’d be curious to see how the wine’s flavor is affected when it’s aerated in this fashion. Would wine open up more quickly with the 'RainMan' decanter, or would it become stale?