Belinda has been a lawyer (both a barrister and then a solicitor advocate), a law lecturer at a university, and a trainer and consultant specialising in Adults' Social Care legal framework issues. She first became interested in social care law when the Gloucestershire case was running between 1995 and 1997, never having met a real live social worker, before that point! She regards social care as the most interesting field of law she has ever been associated with, combining aspects of public law, the regulation of power, economics, management skills, EU law, procurement, criminal law, incapacity law, land law and contract, and doesn't expect ever to tire of the stuff. If the Care Act is going to be the last word on it, however, she would like to think it was worth all that sitting there and getting fatter whilst thinking about how it should all hang together! She does glass craftwork and house renovations for a hobby, has one son in his twenties, and about 5000 online friends... soon to be 50,000, with any luck!
oh and as for decanters, lead free glass may be okay, however that depends entirely on how much lead is in the glass, and it can still fuck with flavor. the best would be something like borosilicate which is laboratory glass, aka pyrex. or quartz crystal. both are used for the consumption of medical weed, and obviously non medical however quartz is used because it doesnt leech anything bad for you specifically because quartz is used for blow torching and then vaporizing hash oils off of, meaning at room temp its even more stable and wont leech. search dabs or bho or hashoil dabs on youtube if you are curious about the vaporization thing, and quartz bangers or nails are what the piece that gets blow torched is called. quartz can also be worked like glass just needs a higher temperature however glass artists around the world are doing bongs pipes and nails/bangers out of it and borosilicate and other artwork, so finding someone making a decanter or some sort of bottle shouldnt be hard and if not a glass blower making these items would easily be able to make you a decanter and have a ground airtight top, or a flame polished air tight top if you prefer. plus going that route also means one off decanter, though it will cost more it would be a one off and colors can be done so help preserve the whiskey or working done to put designs on the bottle.
As the alternative-packaging category grows, consumers may see more box and can wines appearing at venues and on restaurant wine lists: Burger chain Red Robin sells The Naked Grape by the glass for $. But many consumers and industry professionals still view the category with skepticism. “Most people are waiting on the sideline to see what’s going to happen,” says Boxx Cellars' Lamer. He believes that if more producers decide to bottle their wine in boxes it will help push the category into the mainstream. “If you put the right wine in the box, [it] will sell.”