Cool Breather is a carafe that does for white wine what has long been considered an absolute must-do for red wine. The revolutionary innovation from MENU aerates and opens up the wine, accelerating the aroma experience and upgrading the taste sensation in one swift process. An integrated re-usable cooling stick in the carafe keeps the aerated white wine fresh and cool.
“It is time to upgrade the experience of white wine. We have long been bound by a tradition that only encourages aeration of red wine, but now MENU changes that limiting belief,” says Tim Vollerslev, sommelier and several times member of the jury at the World Championship for Sommeliers.
The beautiful and stylish bottle shaped Cool Breather is designed to integrate the aeration of the wine as part with the joyful sensation of well-tasting white wine. Place the wine bottle on the table and attach the carafe to the bottleneck. Turn the bottle and carafe over to experience the bobbling sound of the wine aerating through the neck and down the carafe.
Sommelier Tim Vollerslev, “The different layers of important parts of the bouquet as well as some of the hidden flavours in the wine have been locked down in the wine bottle and the short and easy aeration process will allow you to experience all of the white wines finest details”.
The integrated and re-usable cooling stick keeps the white wine refreshingly cold without using ice cubes or ice buckets. The cooling stick contains water and is designed to easily go into the freezer and back in the carafe again – ready to keep the white wine tasty and chilled.
Minimalism is not a modern style. Minimalism has been the norm in many cultures all over the globe since the beginning of civilization. People have strived continually for material poverty as a way to inner luxury. Reduction and perfection have been the main goal for both craftsmen and inventors – because avoiding the irrelevant meant emphasising the important.
All too often people think of design in terms of added grandness. But it is often the plain or the reduced that is the most striking.
In our work we aim for geometrical purity, a simple naturalness and a reduced authenticity for a sense of calm and repose. We want to arrive at the maximum of expressivity with the minimum of expression. In an era dripping with images, forms and sound, to reduce ends up being the most eloquent gesture.
We try to balance the visual, the tactile and the sensual to create an unusual but harmonious experience. We bridge the masculine and the feminine with an obsessive attention to detail. And we aim at creating functional objects that do not only meet the need, but also provide joy. We call it soft minimalism.
We strive for timelessness in our work. Tendencies come and go. Products should not only be durable because they are made from good materials. They should also be aesthetically durable in the sense that you can keep on looking at them and continue to find them interesting.