Right before Charles and I head out to a BYOB there is always a debate as to what bag we should put our dinner wine in. Plastic bags show you don't care about the environment and it just doesn't seem right to show up to a restaurant with your wine in a Walgreen's bag. We could go with one of the hundreds of Whole Foods brown paper bags that are stuffed underneath the sink but they are too big and we have plans to eventually turn them in for our 10 cent refund and to avoid the scrutiny of the checker, "What do you mean you didn't bring your own bag?" I'm always tempted by the glittery holiday gift bags but they're just too cute to give up. And then you have the department store or Charlie Trotter To-Go bags but now you're just showing off.
I've tried the wine specific totes before but following a night of drinking wine sans markup with abandon we inevitably forget to take them home with us. Well, I was at Vino 100 in Mt. Prospect last night and I found this too fabulous to ever leave behind wine purse. I just had to have it and now I can show up to my favorite BYOB in style! The sturdy case comes with a wine opener and is covered with a giraffe pattern printed on an easy to clean plastic material. It fits most bottles as long as they are not too tall or too wide. It was $39.99 before tax.
Vino 100 had other colors and patterns available. If you are interested in purchasing your very own wine purse, contact Jennifer Martinez at Vino 100, 110 S Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL. Ph. 847-253-8466. Website: www.vino100mtprospect.com