The applied technology of “breathability” created by an oxygenizing treatment after manufacturing is being used by Eisch, a glass manufacturer located in the Bavarian Forest, just outside of Munich, Germany to accelerate the aeration of the wine. According to Eisch, a wine poured into a breathable glass increases “the rate of aeration preserving the character and structure of the wine”. According to wine expert Michael Franz that means that the aroma and taste of the wine is expanded making our oenophilic experience more intense and enjoyable. I’m all for that especially since the glasses are dishwasher safe!
Eisch also makes a breathable espresso glass cup and saucer with the belief that the complexity and fullness of aromas in coffee beans are equal to grapes. I found a set of 6-24 oz. Eisch Breathable Burgundy wine glasses on Amazon for $169.95 which left me a little breathless. But with the promise that a wine poured into a breathable glass for just 2 to 4 minutes will show signs of aeration equivalent to the same wine that has been decanted and aerated for 1 to 2 hours, I’ll keep searching for a sale to try these.