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Coozie Plus Wine Equals Woozie

Oenophilia Woozie Neoprene Wine Glass Sleeve Safari Collection Party Pack

Beer drinkers have it made when it comes to keeping their drinks cool. Coozies for bottles and cans are plentiful, and perfectly suited for keeping ice-cold beer, near ice-cold. Wine drinkers, in contrast, do not have it so easy. Using a wine glass for a drinking vessel may be the proper way to enjoy a glass of nice, crisp white wine, but they don’t do a great job of keeping wine cold—despite the stem. (Not to mention filling an ice chest with glassware isn’t such a good idea.) Despite all the forces of nature conspiring against wine drinkers, there is help on the way.

The Oenophilia Woozie Neoprene Wine Glass Sleeve Safari Collection Party Pack keeps wine glasses cool despite the temperature outside. Packaged as a set of four, the bright and fun material stretches around wine glasses, saving wine drinkers from the need to precariously balance their glasses by holding on to the stems. Which of course, becomes a less reasonable way to hold a wine glass as the evening goes on. Also available in a Caribbean Collection.

July 13, 2010   No Comments

Handy Holders Keep Drinks Off The Grass

Handy Holder Beverage Holders (Set of 2) by Picnic Plus

Grass is misleading. It looks like it should be all soft and fluffy, but in reality it’s sharp and pointy. And hardly as evenly-spaced as it looks. Along with sand (grrr…), grass has a tendency to just get in the way. However, cover it with a large blanket, and now you’re talking. Just add some warm weather and cool beverages and you got yourself an afternoon that can’t be beat. Until you try to set down your drink on bumpy grass or hot sand (grrr…).

For some of us, the Handy Holder Beverage Holders (Set of 2) by Picnic Plus makes perfect sense. Spiked into the ground, the hand-shaped 12-inch stainless-steel helper stabilizes your drink for you. As an added bonus, ice-cold beverages stay cooler longer, safely suspended up over the terrors of grass and sand.

Also available for wine.

June 3, 2010   No Comments

Wine Tote For Alligator Pod People

Picnic Time Legacy Encore Black Wine Case

Like some space alien pod, or perhaps a toothless alligator, the Picnic Time Legacy Encore Black Wine Case spits out a bottle of wine wherever you may be. Featuring a leatherette exterior, an insulated lining and a handy accessory drawer, the sleek wine case makes a wine-toting fashion statement from the swamp to space.

June 2, 2010   No Comments

The Picnic Tote That (Thankfully) Doesn’t Know When To Say When

Bottle Bag by Reisenthel

If you see someone walking around with one of these bags—follow them! Chances are they’re going to the best picnic in the park. Holding nine bottles of wine at a time, the Bottle Bag by Reisenthel makes it easy to transport wine to any occasion. Featuring individual compartments that keep each bottle secure while en-route, the foldable bag with padded Velcro handle is sure to be the number one picnic accessory of the year—certainly the most appreciated by those in attendance.

April 30, 2010   No Comments

Don’t Puzzle Over Which Wine Glass Is Yours

Puzzle Wine Glass Markers

Presented with a puzzle that consists of only six pieces, most wine drinkers might suspect that they have been given some sort of sobriety test. However, these colorful little markers are meant solely to keep your wine glass in check. Whether or not you wish to put together these Puzzle Wine Glass Markers is entirely up to you, but they are probably more useful in solving the question of whose wine glass it is that you’re about to drink—especially for the girls if they all have a similar shade of lipstick on that night.

April 15, 2010   No Comments

Wine trolley keeps the drinks rolling

Oenophilia Kitchen Wine Trolley

Sure, you could pick up a kitchen island to complete the needed work area for your undersized kitchen. Yes, you could put a premium on counter space and pick up a handy island, ending all your veggie-chopping, dough-rolling worries. Certainly it would make the task of cooking easier… Or you could accomplish all that and more.

The Oenophilia Kitchen Wine Trolley doesn’t offer a lot in the way of a work area, as it measures about 16-inches by 20-inches (it stands 32.5-inches tall). But, what it lacks up on top, it makes up for on bottom. Built to house six glasses and twelve bottles of wine, this wine rack on wheels may not help much when it comes to the prep work, but when it comes to the after dinner drinks, it will keep the party rolling.

January 22, 2010   No Comments

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