Don’t let your new found carry-on-only lifestyle cramp your love for fine wine. Created by California winemaker Stephanie DeMasi, FlyWine “Travelers” are ingenious single-serving, TSA-friendly 100-mililiter bottles of top-quality wines that go where you go: The KitchenSink Sonoma red blend, The PartyStarter Sonoma pinot gris by Emerson Brown’s Brian Brown and The Amplifier Napa cab by Page Wine Cellars’ Bryan Page. If you’re not checking luggage, just toss a few bottles in your carry-on … and carry on! $10-$13 each, 3 for $30, Fly-Wine.com.
Pack in, pack out. Leave no trace. Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints—every hiker and camper knows the drill. But just because you’re roughing it doesn’t mean you have to go without a nice glass of wine at the end of the trail. The trick is weight and waste, especially if you’re backpacking. After you’ve enjoyed Nuvino’s Australian red blend, Argentinian malbec, Chilean sauvignon blanc and South African chardonnay, the 187-milliliter PreservPak pouches flatten, and are easy to transport home. $4 each, $15 variety pack, Nuvino.com.
Xo, G wines by Giuliana Rancic are easy to open, and even easier to drink. In each package you get four prefilled, individually sealed stemless Vinoware wine glasses that snap together to form the equivalent of a 750-milliter bottle. They’re shatterproof, recyclable and easy to bring on the boat, to the beach or the lake: Choose from French rosé and pinot noir, Italian pinot grigio and a new Northern California moscato—no, it’s not exactly fine wine, but it would sure taste good with freshly shucked oysters or a grilled whole fish. And they float!
$10 at Walmart, XoGWine.com.
Photos by Jon Estrada.