I have to admit, I don't use my wine decanters. They're beautiful sculptures and I get great enjoyment out of using them. But not necessarily because of a safe queen attitude, but simply because they're hard to clean (you have to put in sand or metal beads to clean them out)! But for most people, it's exactly that safe queen attitude that they employ! Glad to see that you really enjoy your nice things! It's rare! I handwash my nice plates too! I even wash my own car by hand!