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A new wine company has figured out how to turn the box into a high-end purse

A boxed wine that doubles as an accessory.

No matter what, boxed wine will always be a subject of debate: does it deserve its bad reputation? Does it actually taste good? Can you bring it to a party without being subject to wine snobbery? Fortunately, one company has taken on boxed wine's bad rap and turned it into a classy accessory — quite literally.

NPR reports that the name for Vernissage, the "bag in a bag" wine from Sweden, is quite literal: it looks like a handbag. Now, Squish Wines is importing them into the U.S. and hoping that the design concept will catch on among female drinkers in America. The handbag wine has been a hit in Sweden, China, and France. Style Bistro reports that the wines — a syrah, rosé, and chardonnay — will be sold for about $20 (for 1.5 liters) and $40 (for 3 liters). (No word if it's a reusable bag.)

Funnily enough, NPR says, the bad rap of boxed wine may be false; some say that the bags within the box might be better for preserving wine than a glass bottle. Shocked? The bag allows little oxygen in from a tap pour, unlike uncorking a bottle. Could boxed wine become the new corkscrew (and socially appropriate) wine? Time will tell all.


21 Reasons Why Wine Drunk Will Always Be Your Favorite Drunk

Women and wine -- it's perhaps the closest and most fun relationship out there. It's stable, strong and reliable.

Wine is there to comfort you in the toughest of times and the most exciting of celebrations. Perhaps this is why women love wine in the first place -- there is always a time for it.

Whether you are drowning your sorrows from yet another miserable day at the office or celebrating your most recent promotion, you know exactly what you are doing at the end of the day -- that's right, cracking open (or twisting off the cap of) a fresh bottle of vino.

So why is a wine drunk better than any other type of drunk out there?

1. It makes you feel classy

You could be bundled up in your sweatpants and underneath a blanket, but as long as you have a full glass of wine in hand, you've never felt classier.

You could be celebrating with tequila shots, but your classy ass goes straight for the vino.

2. It's technically fruit

How many glasses does the recommended nine servings translate to?

3. Even if your teeth are purple, you still feel sexy

Chances are you won't even realize your once pearly whites have turned five shades darker.

4. And even if you're sh*tfaced, you still feel classy

You may not look it, but you certainly feel like it. and isn't how you feel more important than how you look?

5. You don't feel bloated the way you do after beer

You don't get full from wine the way you do with other alcohols, which is probably why this is always your drink of choice.

6. The bartender can never f*ck up your drink order

The only way your bartender could possibly screw it up is if he under-pours the glass.

7. Because talking about it makes you sound smart and pretentious at the same time

You may not know anything about tannins or varietals, but you know you like Riesling and, honestly, that's good enough for you.

8. It serves as a great excuse to eat cheese

As if you needed any other excuse besides "you felt like it" to drink wine, pairing it with cheese just makes you look like the classy individual you are trying to be.

9. No one will judge you for drinking it at 9 am on a plane

Everyone understands -- flying is stressful. That's why they even serve alcohol on planes in the first place.

You know you'd be judging that guy drinking Don Julio on a 9 am flight, but no one would judge you for enjoying a nice glass of wine.

10. You can drink it in front of your parents without them thinking you're an alcoholic

Finally! Something to prove to them you aren't the alcoholic that they think you are.

11. Drinking an entire bottle isn't frowned upon

In fact, it's encouraged. Why do you think there are 2-for-1 specials all of the time?

12. Because one glass of red wine can be the equivalent of one hour at the gym

13. Because it now comes in the form of ice cream

Too good to be true? No, it really isn't because now it's here!!

14. It serves as the perfect excuse to stay in on a cold night

As if the cold weren't a good enough excuse! At least you won't really be alone if you have a bottle of wine with you. But it's not as fun drinking alone, which brings us to.

15. There is no better bait to convince a friend to stay in with you than with a bottle of wine

One bottle for you, one bottle for me -- who's going to finish hers first?

16. It doesn't matter if it costs $4 or $40 -- it all does the same thing

When you're drinking wine, you have at least one of two goals — to knock yourself out to sleep or to get drunk. So regardless of the price tag, any wine will take you down these routes.

17. The conversations you have while wine drunk are incomparable to any other form of liquor

When you're drunk off vodka or tequila, no one knows what the f*ck you are trying to say, but when you ingest liters and liters of wine -- there's no shutting off your feelings.

18. Slapping the bag counts as exercise. right?

Seems like a hefty arm workout to me.

19. It's much more comforting than a food binge

Food binges make you feel tired, upset and bloated. Wine binges just give you a headache. I'll take that over bloat any damn day.

20. Because you can have a glass or two on your lunch break and nobody would know the difference

21. It's the best sleep aid you can get without a prescription

You may not remember falling asleep, but it will still be the best sleep you've gotten in forever.


This Wine Purse Let’s You Drink Wine Everywhere

Wine lovers rejoice! You no longer need to smuggle heavy, breakable bottles of wine in your purse! (We’re not suggesting that’s a common occurrence, we’re just saying you don’t have to do it anymore.)

A new purse called the PortoVino enables each purse-carrying member of society to carry 1.5 liters (two bottles) of whatever wine they desire. A Franzia-esque bag is inside, and a small flap flips up to reveal a spot for the spout to come out. If you’re thinking this is just box wine without the shame, you’re right.

Of course, if you’re not a wine person, you can fill the bag with anything you like. But let’s be honest. This is exactly the classy wine tote you’ve been waiting for. Just take out the plastic bag, unscrew the spout, and pour in whatever wine you please.

36 Gifts and Gadgets For Anyone Who Loves Drinks

Just imagine the possibilities here. Tired of walking to the pregame with a plastic bag in hand? Not need for that anymore. Your favorite beach doesn’t allow glass? No problem. Embarrassed about the clinking sound from all the minis you smuggled into the movie theater? Wine is the much classier solution.

And yes, there’s room in the bag for everything else you keep in your boring, non-wine purse. You’ll still to have to carry the glasses though, unless you’re fine with drinking from your purse slap-the-bag style (no judgment!).

The purse costs $74.95, and comes in black, blue, and red. Depending on your priorities, it’s a small price to pay for ultimate wine drinking freedom.


2. Blueberry Wine Recipe

Fruity beers have seen an upward trend in popularity over the recent past and that surge doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

These fruity, sharp and eye-catching beers can be matched with an exceptional blueberry wine – and believe us, it’s much better in a wine!

Blueberries alike grapes need little preparation before being made into wine which makes them a perfect grape substitute.

So why not tempt your friends with a great blueberry wine recipe at your next dinner party!

Ingredients per 1 gallon (6 bottles) of blueberry wine

  • 3.5 pounds of fresh and ripe blackberries
  • 2.5 pounds of granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast nutrient (different brands might slightly differ so make sure to follow the instructions on the pack)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pectin enzyme (optional, it helps to break down all solids after the fermentation)
  • 1 teaspoon of citric acid or 1 organic lemon juice (optional – some people like it)
  • 1 teaspoon of red wine enzyme (different brands might slightly differ so make sure to follow the instructions on the pack)
  • red wine yeasts (different brands might slightly differ so make sure to follow the instructions on the pack)
  • potassium sorbate (optional – stabilizer)
  • 1 campden tablet (optional – for sterilization)
  • make sure to add enough water to make 1 gallon

How to make it?

  • Using your hands or a potato masher, lightly crush your blueberries in a sterilized container.
  • Add sugar to your blueberries and stir until it dissolves.
  • Pour in 1 gallon of water mixed with citric acid, petric enzyme, and yeast nutrient. Let the mixture rest 48 hours while stirring it on each day.
  • Add sugar until the mixture reaches a gravity reading of 1.090 (you will need a hydrometer for this). Let it rest for a further 24 hours and the mixture should turn a blue-purple shade.
  • Add red wine yeast then store away out of light for a week.
  • Strain your mixture into a new sterilized demijohn then leave to ferment for a further month.
  • Rack the mix and let it rest for one more month. Repeat if not satisfied with the result.
  • Bottle your wine but wait a further three months to ensure a fabulous tasting blueberry wine!

WINEMAKING STARTER KIT

There’s a great wine making kit available on Amazon. This starter kit contains everything that you will need and makes your journey in becoming an expert winemaker much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to make up to 6 gallons of wine at a time and although they call it the “starter” kit, it’s definitely not just for the beginners.

The best winemaker’s equipment will continue to work for many seasons and this one we like the most!

If you’d still like to buy each equipment separately, the specific items you will need to get started are listed below:

Note: The equipment listed above is not specific to the making of apple wine. This set can help you make any type of flower, herb or fruit wine. Therefore, we recommend to invest in high quality pieces.


LCBO list of Bag-in-Box and Carton Wines

Please see below for a complete list of boxed wines carried by the LCBO. Please keep in mind that product availability will vary between stores. If you would like to find out about the current price or detailed inventory information for any product on the list, you may click on the link below this list and enter the product number into the search box. In the search results, click on the name of the product and choose your city to find stores near you.

669200 - Ciao Pinot Grigio Organic
29090 - Ciao Sangiovese Organic Terra de Chieti IGP
668954 - Banrock Station Unwooded Chardonnay
622019 - Bandit Pinot Grigio
16394 - Peller Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio
63313 - Peller Family Vineyards Dry White
666560 - Naked Grape Pinot Grigio Chardonnay
16352 - Peller Family Vineyards Chardonnay
63305 - Peller Family Vineyards Red
16345 - Peller Family Vineyards Cabernet Merlot
16360 - Peller Family Vineyards Shiraz
666578 - Naked Grape Unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon
625988 - Kelly's

491118 - Radio Boka Tempranillo - 3000mL
492363 - Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon - 3000mL
510883 - Cupcake Red Velvet - 3000mL
492223 - Pelee Island Rouge - 3000mL
558841 - Black Cellar Shiraz Cabernet - 3000mL
492249 - Open Smooth Red VQA - 3000mL
68544 - Sawmill Creek Dry Red - 4000mL
86512 - Brights Maria Christina Red - 4000mL
108688 - Domaine D'Or Red - 4000mL
207852 - L'Ambiance Red - 4000mL
432732 - Bodacious Smooth Red - 4000mL
589069 - Peller Family Vineyards Red - 4000mL
68569 - Sawmill Creek Merlot - 4000mL
270892 - Jackson-Triggs Merlot - 4000mL
430025 - Peller Family Vineyards Merlot - 4000mL
589036 - Peller Family Vineyards Cab Merlot - 4000mL
270934 - Jackson-Triggs Shiraz - 4000mL
407940 - Naked Grape Shiraz - 4000mL
669457 - Peller Family Vineyards Shiraz - 4000mL
270884 - Jackson-Triggs Cabernet Sauvignon - 4000mL
331371 - Peller Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - 4000mL

68528 - Sawmill Creek Autumn Blush - 4000 mL
589028 - French Cross Blush - 4000 mL


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For many wine enthusiasts, boxed wine has long retained a strong stigma of it being cheap and often higher in alcohol content, in effect fuelling cheap drunks. Vernissage's content is about 13 per cent.

But on the other side, wine experts argue the packaging’s fixed volumes only allow air to enter when wine is poured, keeping the wine fresher far longer than bottles can.

Benefit: The boxed wine is said to preserve the contents far longer than regular bottles due to its limited opening to oxygen except at its pour

Bag in a box concepts mutually allows wine to stay fresh for weeks after opened thanks to eliminated room for air that causes oxidation.

‘I always thought it was a fantastic way of serving and conserving wine,’ Jenny Lefcourt of Jenny and Francois told the New York Times .

As a French wine importer, she herself produces 3 liter bag-in-boxes that feature a 55 per cent lower carbon footprint than traditional glass bottles, due to the energy needed for glass production and transportation.

‘I didn’t see any disadvantages to it, except that people still have a negative image of them in the U.S,’ she said.

Vernissage reports their 1.5-liter Bag-in-Bags running around $20 and the 3-liter around $40.


The basic recipe is simple and can be used to make almost any fruit wine. The Beverage People's fruit wine recipe below will show you how to make blackberry wine, and also functions as a raspberry wine recipe, plum wine recipe, and cherry wine recipe.

The recipe(s) are designed to start the fermentation with 6 or more gallons of must, understanding that once the fruit solids have been removed the liquid volume will be reduced. A starting volume of 6.5 gallons should yield 6 gallons of finished wine, while a starting volume of 6 gallons should yield about 5.5 gallons of finished wine.

The summers of Sonoma County are flush with the bounty of wonderful fruit. And as Byron Burch, the shop&rsquos founder, was fond of saying, &ldquoIf it&rsquos got sugar or starch, we can make alcohol with it.&rdquo Besides the fun of discovering a use for extra fruit, these wines really add variety to your cellar.

Grapes are naturally suited to winemaking. They make enough sugar and acid on their own. Most other fruits lack enough sugar and acid to make wine on their own. Most of the sugar and some of the acid must be added. Because of this, it's best to think of fruit wine as a recipe. The fruit will provide color, flavor, some acid and some sugar and added water, corn sugar (dextrose) and acid will build up these ingredients to actually make wine.

A good grape wine needs to start at a minimum of 20° Brix to generate about 11% alcohol and in addition will need at least 0.5 - 0.7% Titratable Acid for an acid balance in the finished wine. These amounts will taste good without overpowering the flavor or aroma with alcohol and tartness. So with those parameters, we can create our recipe to reproduce those conditions.

Start with about 12 pounds of corn sugar for 6 gallons of finished wine. You need about 2 pounds of corn sugar for every gallon of Must to get to 20° Brix, plus the fruit will provide additional sugar and volume.

Next you need between 15 and 20 pounds of fruit. The more fruit the better, but always have at least 15 pounds. Always use more when making wines from fruits that have lighter flavors and aromas. In my experience, darker colored fruits like blackberries, blueberries and cherries tend to make better wines. They tend to have stronger flavors which are more likely to be retained in the finished wines. Think of the flavors of the fruit itself. If there isn&rsquot much flavor or complexity in the fruit to start with, there won&rsquot be much left in the finished wine. Wines made from fruits such as apricots or melons usually have little to no flavor or aroma once they have finished fermenting.

While the fruit will contribute some sugar to the must, it is usually not enough to make the Brix high enough for wine. A good tip to start with is to add the sugar in increments after you have mixed together the fruit, water, acid and nutrients. After each addition is stirred in well, use your hydrometer to take the Brix reading and then continue adding until the amount of sugar reaches about 20° Brix.

Remove as much of the seeds or pits as possible. While seeds and pits are annoying to remove, it is worth it. As alcohol in the wine increases it may extract compounds from the seeds or pits which may have a negative impact on the flavor or even be harmful. Tiny, soft fruits such as blackberries and blueberries can be gently crushed, just enough to break the skins. Fruits a little larger and firmer such as cherries and small plums can be halved and pitted. Larger fruits can be quartered or cut into golf ball-sized chunks.

Since most fruits, including grapes, do not contain enough nutrients like nitrogen for the yeast to carry out the fermentation, yeast nutrients are always added. Using 1 to 2 teaspoons of Fermaid K acts like vitamins for the yeasts, keeping them healthy. Then the yeast can work to complete the fermentation and avoid production of undesirable flavors and aromas.

You can also add 1/2 oz. of the enzyme Pectinase to break down pectin in the fruit, allowing for easier extraction of juice and minimizing haze in the finished wine. Pectinase should be added before the fermentation begins as alcohol inhibits its activity.

Perform an acid test to make sure you have the right amount of acid in your wine. A desirable range is about 0.5 - 0.7% TA. Add tartaric acid using the simple equation on our wine magnet or from the directions in your acid test kit.

Add 5 to 10 grams of wine yeast that will accentuate the fruit flavors of the wine. We often recommend a white wine yeast that produces fruity esters such as Epernay II over a clean, relatively neutral champagne yeast. The added esters from the yeast tends to lend more complexity and flavor to the wine. Another great choice is Beaujalois 71-B as it accentuates fruit flavors. I used 71-B for a cherry wine I made last year and was quite happy with the ripe, fresh cherry flavor and aromas in the wine.

Sulfite should be added to the must before fermentation begins to kill or inhibit wild yeast or bacteria and at multiple times post-fermentation to build up free SO2 to protect the wine from oxidation and spoilage.

When it comes to the fermentation itself, the easiest way to ferment fruit wines is to begin with a fruit wine starter kit or obtain similar equipment from your own resources. You will start the fermentation in a large food grade bucket fermentor with about 8 to 10 gallons capacity. This will give you plenty of room for the fermentation and also be easier than trying to remove and clean fruit pulp from the inside of carboys. Place the fruit in a non-reactive nylon mesh bag and allow the fruit to ferment within it. Twice a day, remove the lid of the bucket and use a sanitized spoon to push down the rising fruit pulp cap. Continually punch the cap down during fermentation to keep the fruit in contact with the yeast in the liquid. Also, don&rsquot let the cap dry out or it may attract bugs or bacteria. When the cap stops rising, simply lift the nylon bag from the bucket out of the wine. Gently squeeze out whatever juice will freely come out and discard the fruit. Replace the lid and allow the wine to finish fermenting. When the wine hits 0°Brix or below, siphon to a 6 gallon carboy. Secure an airlock or breather bung. Make sure to top up into the narrow area of the neck, even if you have to add a neutral white or rosè wine. Refer again to the sulfite instructions for additions you will make during storage and before bottling.

Detailed instructions for making fruit wines.

Use the following procedures for 6 gallons of Berry or Stone Fruit Wines:

  1. Smash sound, ripe berries (or pit stone fruit), tie loosely in a straining bag and place in open top fermentor.
  2. Heat 6 quarts water with Corn sugar and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cool and pour into the fermentor over the fruit.
  3. Add the remaining water, Yeast Nutrient, Pectinase and Tartaric Acid. Add 5 crushed Campden Tablets.
  4. Cover with loose plastic sheet or lid and allow to cool and dissipate the sulfite, waiting for 12 hours or overnight.
  5. Stir in the Yeast. Once fermentation begins, stir or push the pulp down into the liquid twice a day.
  6. After 5-7 days, strain and press the pulp. Funnel the fermenting wine into closed fermentors, such as glass or plastic carboys, and attach a fermentation lock. Note: if this fermentation is very active, you may need to divide the wine between two carboys so it won't foam out and spill.
  7. When bubbles are no longer actively rising through the wine, siphon the wine back together into one full carboy. Optional: Fine with Sparkolloid, add 3 Campden Tablets and store for four weeks with an airlock.
  8. Rack (siphon) away from the sediment, top full with a neutral wine and leave under airlock for 3 weeks up to 4 months.
  9. For bottling, rack into an open container, and add 3 crushed Campden Tablets. Sweeten with sugar syrup to taste and add 1/2 teaspoon Sorbistat per gallon to stabilize. Siphon into bottles, cork, and set aside to age for at least 3 weeks.

Blackberry, Raspberry, Plum, or Cherry Wine Recipe

(omit acid addition for sour cherries)

Original Brix: 20

Total Acid: .6-.65%

Equipment needed For 6 gallons of Fruit Wine or Cider

GET A COMPLETE FRUIT WINE STARTER KIT FOR 6 GALLONS OR GATHER TOGETHER THE EQUIPMENT BELOW.

  1. 8 to 10 Gallon Food grade Bucket and Lid.
  2. Nylon Bag to fit bucket.
  3. One 6 gallon glass carboy (water bottle) with a fermentation lock and a #6 1/2 or #7 drilled rubber stopper. Or PET plastic carboy with a #10 drilled rubber stopper and fermentation lock.
  4. Racking tube and flexible tubing.
  5. Bottle filler
  6. Corks or crown caps.
  7. Two 1/2 cases wine or beer bottles.
  8. 25 pack of Campden Tablets
  9. Corker or Capper

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Wine in a Purse? Boxed Wine Is Getting Classy - Recipes

Viama and Volere Italian Purse Wines $15.99 each at Divine Wines!

Wow has this been beautiful weather the past two days! If you’re anything like us, you’ve been spending as much time outside as possible. Everyone loves an ice cold glass of wine on a hot summer day, or a glass of deep red wine on a cool summer night, but who likes toting around a large, awkwardly shaped glass bottle to all of their summertime festivities? Also, large bulky boxes can be difficult to carry and manage. The solution? Fabulous bag-in-box wine that’s fashioned to look like a chic designer purse! How fun are these!

How do you get the wine out? Why there’s a handy little spot on the side of the bag that holds a hidden spout to easily dispense your wine anywhere, anytime. Fashioned also with a sturdy little rope-like handle, they hold 1.5 liters of wine, which is the equivalent of 2 standard 750ml bottles of wine! You can hold them at your side, or fit them over your shoulder in the crook of your arm they’re easy and comfortable to tote around!

We love them because not only do they come in beautiful, discreet, packaging, but it’s also legitimate dry Italian wines that just hit the spot! They come in varieties of Rose, White (Pinot Grigio/Garganega) and Red (Merlot/Pinot Noir) wines. Take them to the lake, on the boat, on a picnic, to the race track or to your favorite concerts and events this summer and drink boxed wine the classy way!

Need glasses? Divine Wines sells plastic, flexible Govino wine glasses for $9.99 a 4-pack to allow your mind the ease of drinking wine without worrying about the glass breaking or chipping! Best of all, they’re shatterproof, recyclable, reusable, and BPA-free!

Govino Wine Glass $9.99 for a pack of 4 at Divine Wines!


38 Unique Wine Gifts That Go Beyond a Boring Bottle of Pinot

Your wine lover will think these subscriptions, accessories, and gift sets are Bordeaux-line genius.

It's easy to track down the wine enthusiasts in your life. For starters, they probably have an entire wine rack &mdash or even, a wine fridge &mdash fully stocked with a mix of red, white, and sparkling varieties at all times. Since wine is their love language, you could always just give them another bottle to send your love during the holidays and other special occasions. But if you really want to wow them, go with one of these creative wine gifts, available on Amazon, Uncommon Goods, Etsy, and other online retailers.

Choose from top-rated accessories (decorative bottle stopper), creative add-ons (a pop-up picnic table), or wine delivery services and subscriptions that'll constantly refill their supply. Even picky wine snobs will find something to appreciate on this list, whether it's a freezable champagne flute or a wall display that shows off all of their used corks (read: hard work). Ranging in price and personalization, these editor-approved gifts for wine lovers will inspire your friends and family to pop open a fresh bottle, craft the perfect cocktail, and host more virtual happy hours in the year ahead. That makes them a win for you, too!

FYI: Certain items may be shipped later this year due to the pandemic. You can check here for all shipping deadlines to ensure your item arrives in time for the holidays.

Now, they can display their accomplishments (ahem, empty wine bottles) while showing off their state pride. Each state-shaped wooden wall hanging holds 30 corks, which will keep them busy for the next, say, year.

We can all agree that opening a bottle of wine can seem like a lot of effort, right? Well this automatic wine opener will make you think differently. All you have to do is place it on top of your wine bottle, press a button, and ta-da, you have an open bottle ready to serve.

Even if they're a pro at drinking wine, they'll learn a thing or two from this helpful guide. Inside, it breaks down 29 different wine types along with smart tips on how to navigate the wine list and find the perfect bottle for your tastebuds.

Drinking a lukewarm glass of rosé is basically a crime in your wine lover's eyes. Thanks to this freezable wine glass duo, they can enjoy their white or rosé at the perfect temperature for hours &mdash no questions asked.

Rosé used to be reserved for summer, but not anymore: This sparkling wine, infused with red cherry, strawberry and floral notes, is the perfect wake-me-up in colder months.

Wine and cheese go together like, well, wine and cheese. She can use this platter, made out of a recycled wine bottle, at her next dinner party to hold cheese, crackers, and other appetizers.

Even when she's drinking her morning coffee, she has her upcoming nightcap on the brain. Give her a laugh with this relatable insulated mug.

For the wine lover's Christmas party - Never mistake your glass for someone else's with this set of 12 wine charms.l

Drinking wine is only half of it. Once the bottle is done and dusted, they can fill it with water, plug it with one of these soil-packed stoppers, and wait for herbs or edible flowers grow in the coming weeks.

A note to everyone in her life that when her feet are up, the wine should be flowing. Better yet, pair these socks with a bottle of her favorite red or white, so she can get started ASAP.

These handmade soy candles &mdash available in five popular wine varieties &mdash are set in vintage wine bottles, so she can give her home a vineyard aroma.

Each stemless wine glass is etched with a gorgeous panoramic view of one of 30 major U.S. cities, making it a subtle (but equally sweet) way to show off her hometown pride.

With four affordable-but-delicious different wine varietals included in this collection, they can stage their very own personal wine tasting (cheese not included!).

We're picturing it now: Her, this shirt, and big glass of Pinot. The shirt speaks the truth, doesn't it?

Once picnic season returns, they'll be thankful to have this portable outdoor table. It has retractable legs for easy storage and set-up and transport. It's big enough to hold four glasses, a wine bottle, and a plate full of snacks.

On her best days, she celebrates with her two best friends: her partner in wine (you) and a bottle of brut. As a symbol of your friendship, frame this print, which you can customize with your hair colors and wine preferences.

If she prefers bubbles and fizz, go for this stainless steel champagne flute, which keeps Prosecco (or any white wines) cold until the very last drop. Just stick it in the freezer an hour before you pop open the bubbly.

When life gets stressful, she can't always reach for a bottle of vino. Instead, she can unwind by coloring in more than 50 wine-themed pages.

If they tend to keep their opened wine bottles on full display, make it a statement piece with this hand-blown glass bottle stopper. Choose the bottle stopper that matches their birth month, or simply pick a color that suits their space.

Give them what they really want &mdash more wine &mdash with this seasonal subscription box. At the start of each season, they'll receive nine personal-size bottles from regions around the world.

After she downs a few glasses, she can refresh her skin with this exfoliating scrub, made with the same crushed grape seeds as Cabernet.

Her secret's safe with us: This adorable purse has an insulated compartment with a 1.5 liter bag that holds her favorite bottle of wine. An exterior flap also conceals a pouring spout for when she's ready to liven up the party.

She takes her love for wine seriously, and the glasses on her bar cart should reflect that. This set of four stemmed wine glasses glisten in the light, making them a beautiful addition to any table setup.

Wine and cheese go hand in hand &mdash and this wooden board shows just that. The cheese board is divided into six sections, identifying popular cheeses and the wine varieties that best complement them.

She'll arrive in style at her next BYOB party with this over-the-shoulder bag, which can keep two bottles of wine cool at one time. It also comes with a corkscrew to help her keep the drinks flowing when she's away from home.

Sure, she could balance her wine glass on the bath tub ledge, but this portable cupholder will make her feel so much fancier. She can even switch things up and use it to hold her IPA.

When finishing the bottle feels too ambitious, use Vacu Vin to create an airtight seal that helps bottles stay fresh for at least a week.

The statements on these wooden coasters? Yep, they've come out of her mouth before.

For a more practical option, this bar soap is actually made with real merlot for an all-natural look and smell.

We all know it's in poor taste to drink directly from the bottle. Enter the Guzzle Buddy: It screws right on top of your wine bottle, so they can sip with unequivocal class.


This Prosecco Purse Holds a 6-Pack of Bubbly

Why spend $100 on an alcohol-toting vessel when a brown paper bag works just fine? FASHION, that’s why.

Ruffino’s new transparent Prosecco purse is for people who truly DGAF. The Italian wine label has partnered with Brooklyn-based indie designer Stickybaby to bring the booze-tote to life.

WATCH: How to Make a Strawberry Bellini

As ridiculous as this accessory may be, you can’t say it’s not functional: It comes with removable inserts to hold six mini bottles (187 mL) of Ruffino Prosecco. Plus, the waterproof design means you can keep the bottles cool on ice.

𠇋ursting with the bright, fruity flavors of summer, Ruffino Prosecco pairs perfectly with sunny getaways and spontaneous picnics in the park,” says the bag’s product description.

The tote is currently sold out, but it’s available for pre-order at ReserveBar. Quantities are limited and orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.

Unfortunately (or fortunately) for most of the country, the bag is only available for delivery to California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Nevada, and New York. Need to carry your booze in style, but live somewhere else? No worries—this incredibly classy wine purse should get the job done.


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