In the past, farmers from Northern China used naturally dried hulus, or gourds, to scoop water and wash rice. Tableware and eating utensils were considered essential family belongings that connected everyone to the same table, symbolizing harmony and a sense of home. The HULU Red Wine Decanter takes the organic form of the gourd, enlivening the dining experience. When in use, its wider round body allows enough room for aeration. Its stainless steel filter can separate wine sediment and aerate the wine to fully develop its aroma and taste. Base holder is used to secure decanter and to adjust the position of the decanter to optimize the exposure to air.