So those of you who have been following my blog for a while know that I have flown in the face of blogging wisdom. Conventional blogging says that one should have a theme. Perhaps one blogs book reviews like my friend at the fabulous Bookalicious Book Reviews or writes about cooking like another blogging friend, Happiness Stan Lives. The idea is that if you have a theme, sort of make yourself into an authority figure, then you will build followers faster.
While I do wish to build a following, I find with blogging I tend to have a hard time focusing. There are simply so many fun things to write about. I flit from politics to music to wine to anything that interests or moves me.
I guess there is a theme, me.
Today’s flitting is back to the subject of wine. (Oh, how do I love thee, vino.)
It flipping drives me up a tree that if I want wine at a Sharks game or a rock concert, I have to buy borderline Night Train in a plastic cup for ten dollars a pop. Gross… plus, it takes up part of my book and shoe allowance. Simply not okay.
Enter Copa di Vino, today’s nominee for nifty new wine invention. Someone thought it through and decided to package high quality wine in a plastic container with a vacuum seal. Each serving also has a resealable lid (think Tupperware style) to prevent spills or save a portion for later.
I don’t know how they did it. As most of my fellow wine fans can tell you, wine in a plastic cup is iffy at best. It’s always much better served in a glass, preferably a large one. However, this wine tastes good AND at about $3 per serving is a much better cost alternative for a picnic or sporting event. (Shhh, you didn’t hear it from me, but a couple of these little beauties fit quite nicely in a purse or in your husband’s inside jacket pockets. So helpful with those venues who take a narrow view of outside libations at their events.)
Those of you who watch the show The Shark Tank may have seen this company’s owner on- twice. While neither of these appearances yielded a deal with the Sharks, James Martin seems to be doing just fine on his own. You can check out where to buy his wines, more about the varietals or simply purchase these wines online at:
They even sell a variety case which contains two of each of their six varietals: merlot, cabernet sauvignon, white zinfindel, moscato, chardonnay, and pinot grigio. Clearly, it wouldn’t break this wine-lover’s heart if they carried a couple more reds, but I guess one step at a time. You can also buy single cases of each wine type. If you search for local retail outlets, don’t be put off if some odd locations pop up on your results. For example, there are four places near me: three gas station quickie-marts and the snack area to a Marriott hotel. One would never guess what a high quality product is being hidden at your local gas station. Go figure.
Wine fans- rejoice! Now we can join the beer drinking public with a high quality, cost-effective, easily transportable alternative.
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