Last year I published a post about German-made Eisch Stemware. For those of you who were not reading this blog back then, I thought I would feature them again. These wine goblets are made apparently of 'breathable glass', and literally bring out the finest qualities of the wine you are drinking. This is probably due to the wine being oxygenated as you enjoy it.
We have fun with guests who doubt that the wine can taste better due to a piece of stemware. We serve them the wine first in a regular crystal goblet - then in the Eisch goblet. Without fail they notice the strong enhancement in flavour. These glasses are fairly expensive ($25-$30 Canadian each), but oh so worth the extra money. Come over any time and I will conduct the taste test for you!
One of my favourite everyday wines to put in a Eisch glass is a full-bodied chardonnay from the R.H.Phillips Wineries in California. It used to be called 'Toasted Head' - not a particularly appealing appellation. It is now called E.X.P. It does have a note of 'buttery toast' in it, as well as pineapple and the slightest hint of caramel. In spite of that description, it is not at all sweet.