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Mar 17, 2011 12:19 PM

Carrying Case for Wine and Stemware

I've been looking for a tote bag that's designed to hold a bottle of wine and two full-size wine glasses. I've got a bag that holds a bottle and two small acrylic glasses, but when I'm toting a nice bottle, I really don't enjoy drinking it out of plastic. I've seen the Riedel carrying case, but that's designed primarily to hold stemware; I doubt that it could hold a bottle AND two glasses.

Does anyone have a tote bag to recommend? Thanks!

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  1. I'd try asking the wine board =-)

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    1. re: jlbwendt

      I toyed with that Idea before posting here. I think I'll do that. Thanks!

      1. re: Quine

        That's slightly better than what I have now, only because the glasses aren't acrylic. But they're only 5 ounces -- smaller than a juice glass.

      2. buy two small stems that would fit in the bag?

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        1. re: sunshine842

          Yes, I thought of that, but they'd have to be really tiny glasses. The other option I've been considering is buying stemless glasses, although I don't love drinking from them.

        2. l have a hard side briefcase sized that carries up to 2 bottles and 2 glasses. Infinitely changeable. Bought as camera case. Wonderful.

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          1. re: Delucacheesemonger

            Now THAT'S a creative, "out of the box" idea. Thanks.

            1. re: Delucacheesemonger

              Yes, those wonderful customizable camera cases, took alot of battering too. I loved mine, almost as much as I loved the cameras it held.

            2. I've seen this carrier in person and it has everything you could want, including the ability to replace the two plastic 'glasses' with much larger real stemware in the same place or in the larger compartment behind them. Maybe too much but it's pretty cool for picnics, concerts or just travel.


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              1. re: Midlife

                That's really nice, but waaaaay more capacity than I was looking for. And the glasses are still small and plastic.