I bought this water carafe a few years ago, and it continues to be one of my favorite purchases. If you've ever dined at a French bistro, the design should be familiar — particularly those classic Duralex Picardie glasses
! But my favorite element is how the glasses stack into the top of the carafe. When I have a few friends over, it's the first thing I bring to the table. It has an easy, informal look about it, and works equally well for water or wine.
Speaking of wine, Royal VKB, the makers of this carafe, just released a wine decanter version featuring a wider base but the same stacking glasses. I don't think it's available stateside yet, but I'm keeping an eye out for when it is!
In the meantime, this classic version will remain my favorite carafe for the table.
Related: Found! The Elusive Duralex Picardie Glasses
(Images: Royal VKB)