'Riyadh and its Arab allies have painted themselves into a corner at a precarious moment for the Gulf.'
Elegant 'Riedel Decanter' [滗] - the traditional way of airing wine.
Unlike the glass decanter, the Vinaera offers wine lovers the convenience of wine ‘breathing’ instantly: its flavors and aromas can be savoured immediately after a bottle is opened. The Taiwanese are just not so patient with 'slow life culture'.
paint somebody/yourself into a corner
to do something that takes away all of your choices They've painted themselves into a corner by promising toannounce the results of their investigation. The army painted the rebels into a corner, and the only choice they hadwas to fight.
This work was the first Cubist oil painting to enter Leonard Lauder’s collection.
The carafe //, is a container without handles used for serving wine and other drinks. Unlike the related decanter, carafes do not include stoppers.
Coffee pots included in coffee makers are also referred to as carafes.
In France, carafes are commonly used to serve water. To order a carafe d'eau ("carafe of water") is to request to be served (free) tap water rather than bottled water at a cost.