Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are

The Best Ways to Take Wine to the Beach

Picnic time for wine lovers
by Melissa Auman Greiner on Jul 26, 2013 in Wine
The Best Ways to Take Wine to the Beach

When the sky is clear, the breeze is gentle, and the water a perfect blue, one way to take an afternoon at the shore/lake/pool to the next level is with a cool glass of wine in your hand. These locales don’t come with a full set of glassware or climate-controlled wine fridge, however, so you’ll have to pack a little picnic before you head out. The classic brown paper bag and a few red Solo cups typically do the job, but let’s try and add some class to our day drinking, shall we?

For Transport

You need something that’s going to keep your bottle cold and transport it with care — you don’t want to hit a pothole and watch your wine go crashing to the floor. Tuck your spirits into something safe like the Picnic Plus Wine Duffel Bag, a convenient and cute little unit that comes stocked with acrylic glasses, cloth napkins, and a corkscrew to boot.

To keep already cool bottles at perfect temperature during transit, try the colorful line of Chill It bags from Bella Vita. Pop the bag in the freezer before you head out, then slide in the bottle and you are good to go. They also make six-pack bags, too, for those of you who prefer grains over grapes.

If you are looking for a little more glamour in your accessories, a hot little number like the Carlotta Clutch Wine Purse can be your statement piece for the evening. It conveniently holds your phone, cash, and keys as well, meaning this baby does double duty for BYOB evenings and the occasional day when you just need a bottle of wine in close proximity at all times.

For Sipping

Traditionalists used to enjoying their wine from the appropriate glasses will find a happy middle ground during their outdoor pursuits with the well-designed options from govino. Created to allow for swirling and smelling anywhere, the glasses are also recyclable.

For something a little more festive but still elegant, the classic acrylic goblets from Crate & Barrel are a no-brainer.

If you still feel the need to be drinking from a red cup, do the Earth a favor and try the reusable version from the geniuses at Paper Source. Ping pong balls not included.

Top photo via Flickr user Rachel Strohm; bottom photo via govino

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
This Winemaker is Releasing A 'Saturday Night Live' Line

This Winemaker is Releasing A 'Saturday Night Live' Line

Live from New York, it's Saturday Night Wine! Your late-night Saturday drinking choices just got more thematic, as winemaker Lot18, in collaboration w...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 30, 2017
Remnants of the World's Oldest Wine Found in Georgia

Remnants of the World's Oldest Wine Found in Georgia

Researchers have found 8000-year-old pottery in Georgia that contains remnants of wine compounds, making it the earliest evidence found thus far of wi...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 28, 2017
SPONSORED
Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are
Where to Toast to Repeal Day 2017 in D.C.

Where to Toast to Repeal Day 2017 in D.C.

Here's where you should celebrate the 84th anniversary of the end of forced tee-totaling. ...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Nov 28, 2017
Do You Realize The Flaming Lips are Teaming Up with Dogfish Head?

Do You Realize The Flaming Lips are Teaming Up with Dogfish Head?

In early 2018, the Flaming Lips will take a break from battling pink robots and crowd-surfing in giant balloon...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 28, 2017
Things No One Asked For: The SIXOVERONE, A Multi-Bottle Opener

Things No One Asked For: The SIXOVERONE, A Multi-Bottle Opener

SIXOVERONE is making a six-bottle opener, just in case you don't have time to open each bottle individually....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Nov 27, 2017
You Can Now Get Whisky in Pouches

You Can Now Get Whisky in Pouches

Those who long for the days of drinking Capri Suns but also enjoy tasting new Scotch whiskies every month are in for a treat, as there is now a servic...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 27, 2017
Play Around at These D.C. Bars with Games

Play Around at These D.C. Bars with Games

Whether you're looking for a fun date night spot or looking to up the ante and challenge your friends to some bar games, there are plenty of spots aro...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Nov 21, 2017
Drake's Dad Makes Fun of Him in New Ad for Virginia Black Whiskey

Drake's Dad Makes Fun of Him in New Ad for Virginia Black Whiskey

Dennis Graham, an R&B singer, very suave gentleman, and Drake's dad, stars in a new ad with his son to promote his new brand of whiskey, Virginia Blac...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 21, 2017
Where to Drink on Thanksgiving 2017 in D.C.

Where to Drink on Thanksgiving 2017 in D.C.

Head over to these restaurants open during Thanksgiving for a feast or after-dinner drink....read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Nov 14, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close