Beverage Serveware, typically encompassing pitchers, jugs, carafes and decanters, are large containers that are used for storing as well as pouring liquids. Often with spouts, beverage serveware can be used to pour drinks onto other types of drinkware and serve guests during meals. Various styles of beverage serveware have been used throughout history by different cultures, some being highly decorative and others more minimalistic. Serveware can be used for special occasions or with everyday meals. The design elements of a piece of beverage serveware often include a holding handle, a pouring lip, and an opening. Beverage serveware varies in size, are made from different materials to suit different needs, and are available in different colors, textures, and finishes.
A carafe is used for holding a large volume of drinks, which is typically water, wine, juice, or an alcoholic beverage. A carafe has a long body with a small base, is commonly utilized as a decorative piece with an intricate design, and adds elegance to any table setting.
A typical pitcher is available in 3 standard sizes that consist of either 32, 48, or 60 ounces. Pitchers are also available in other sizes like 64, 72, or 96 ounces. Pitchers have become the ideal beverage serveware to pour water or deliver beer to diners within a restaurant.
A decanter is used to remove the sediments from a drink like wine to make it easier and more pleasant to drink. Decanters are made in different shapes, sizes, and can typically hold a bottle of wine. Decanters can sometimes be also used to store wine for a short time.