Decanting no More: Eisch Breathable Wine Glasses
By Audrey van Petegem, Technical Writer
I was visiting a friend of mine just before Christmas. I had not seen her in ages. We love to catch up over a bottle of wine. She was very excited about the Breathable wine glasses that she had just purchased. She proposed a little taste test. We opened the bottle of Merlot and poured some wine in a regular wine glass and then some in the Eisch Breathable wine glass. After a recommended four minute time lapse, I tasted the same wine from both glasses. All I can say is “what a difference”. The Eisch wine glass aerates the wine in less than 4 minutes, as opposed to the normal decanting process that usually takes one to two hours to achieve the same “opening”, “softening” and “enhancing” of the wine. I was hooked and had to get the Eisch Breathable wine glasses for my husband (well, me) for Christmas.
With two solid months of experience using (it wasn’t too painful) the Breathable glasses, I have consistently found that, as I prepare to take my first sip, the fragrant bouquet wafts deliciously to enhance the taste of the wine, so that I can now immediately taste the wine’s complexity. I went to the Eisch website to find out that the glasses are made in Germany with lead-free crystal. Once made, they then go through a trademarked oxygenizing treatment that gives them their unique properties.
These glasses are a must-have for any wannabe oenophile. Check out their complete collection of Breathable glasses for everything from Bordeaux, Chardonnay, Brandy, Champagne, etc… And lastly, here is the link for guidelines on how to do a comparative testing using the Breathables.