Picnic Wine Glasses: Great for Enjoying the Outdoors with a Special Someone
Where is it written that wine should only be enjoyed at nice, candlelit setting in expensive restaurants or at romantic evenings at home? While that may be how many of us view the perfect wine-drinking setting, real wine aficionados know that you can make just about any setting perfect for wine! How about a picnic with wine? Isn’t that a novel idea? Well, if you’re going to picnic with wine, you’re going to need some picnic wine glasses.
When picking out picnic wine glasses, you can go with one of three routes. First, you can go with a plastic wine glass. This may seem gauche, but you have to think about the setting. When dining outdoors, you are inevitably going to be subject to more variables that could lead to spills or breakage. A plastic wine glass, on the other hand, isn’t going to break if it’s knocked over, no matter what. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to break such a glass unless you sit on it, put something heavy on it accidentally, or otherwise try to break it on purpose.
Another option is to go with a very sturdy regular wine glass. Wine glasses in general are very delicate affairs that aren’t well-suited to any sort of disturbance. If you can get your hands on one that is really thick, on the other hand, you may have one that can take getting tumbled around in the picnic basket a bit and won’t break if knocked over or the like.
Your last option for picnic wine glasses is to just get some really, really cheap wine glasses. You can probably find some at your local dollar store, thrift store, or the like for a few dollars each. If you buy some really cheap wine glasses for picnicking, after all, you’re not going to be terribly heartbroken if and when they eventually break.
If you really want to go all out with your wine picnicking, you can invest in a picnic wine set. These sets are usually in basket or tote form and run about $50-$100. They are all-inclusive, coming with two wine glasses, a corkscrew, a stopper, and napkins. All come with a handy place to store one or more bottles of wine and are simply beautiful to look at. The wine glasses that come with these sets are pretty average, and can easily be replaced with whatever wine glass you have at hand should one of them break. Look for these sets at your local home store, a store that deals in wine accessories, or do a search online for “picnic wine glasses” and you’ll find them right at the top of the results page.
Whatever you do, don’t think that you can’t enjoy wine in the great outdoors. For centuries, that’s how people have enjoyed wine. In Europe especially, wine is enjoyed at just about every occasion, including those held outdoors. Picnics are the perfect time to just relax and kick back, and what better way to relax than with a glass of wine?