Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Govino was originally created as a trade tool to help professional salespeople showcase their wines whenever and wherever proper stemware wasn't accessible. As testing began an even bigger need in the consumer market was identified, particularly in settings where breakable glass is an issue. After all, how many times have we all had to endure drinking good wine from bad glasses? Govino is made from a food-safe, BPA-free polymer, which reflects a wine's color and aromatics much like crystal. It is recyclable, but better yet it is reusable.