Fun in the Sun with Stainless Wine Cups

If you’re like most Americans, you spent the holiday weekend on the water. And if you did, I bet you ran into one of theses signs:

no glass allowed in the poolo

So, what’s a wine-loving woman to do?

Invest in stainless steel wine cups!

pool drinking wine

Pool-friendly wine drinking

 

To be honest, I bought these, not for the beach, but simply because I can’t have nice things. Seriously. I break a glass almost weekly. It’s a curse, I swear.

But anyway, these cups are great because they’re more durable than glass, but more classy than wine in a red plastic cup. I’m not saying I’ve never drunk wine from a plastic cup, but I prefer to look like a wine drinker when I’m drinking wine.

The Review: Modern Innovations Stainless Wine Glass

The positives:

  • Shatterproof. Drop one and it might get dented, but clean up your spilled wine (I cried a little just thinking about that) and you’re good to refill and carry on.
  • No glass allowed, no problem. Pool- , beach- and campground-approved. Just make sure you bring your wine in one of these.
  • Temperature-stable, if you buy the vacuum-sealed version. I haven’t tried them, but they’re on my wishlist.
  • BPA-free. If you’re like me and are concerned about too many chemicals in your body, this is a huge benefit. Plastic wine cups have been around forever, but you’ll never have to worry about these stainless ones leaching endocrine-disruptors into your precious drink.

 

stainless wine cup by pool

Poolside Riesling

The negatives:

  • Your wine might get warm. The manufacturer says they keep beverages cold longer than glass, but I’ve not found that to be true. The rolled steel is a great conductor of heat, meaning your nicely-chilled Riesling will be as balmy as the beach breezes before you finish. We have a solution for that, though. Or, pour smaller and drink quicker.
  • Slight metallic-y taste. I’ve noticed this much more with my Lodi 11 Old Vines Cab than with the White Merlot or Chardonnay I normally drink in the summer. Seems that the tannins get cancelled out by the metal, so this may not be an issue if you stick with whites.

Bottom Line: Well worth the cost for convenience, coolness, and beach-friendly wine consumption.

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