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:
So, what’s a wine-loving woman to do?
Invest in stainless steel wine cups!
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
- 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.
- 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.