Friday, September 10, 2010

Thrifty Wine Gear: The Vinni Bag

I saw this gizmo during one of my recent travels: I bring you the Vinni Bag!

I think this thing is awesome, especially for those wine travelers who cannot ship wine to their home state!  This puppy surrounds the bottle of wine to ensure that it is not going to break.  However, you can use it for other valuable items such as small statues, glasses, vases, etc. that need protecting during travel. 

It's an especially ideal gift for someone who know that travels a lot (and even more so for those that travel specifically to buy wine).  It eliminates the need to wrap wine bottles in tons of clothing with the fear of it possibly breaking on the plane ride home (therefore, spilling red wine all over one's belongings).  The bag is also re-usable so you can use it over and over and over again!

It's a slight splurge item, depending how you look at it.  I've found it anywhere from $25 to $30 per bag.  But it does have rave reviews online!  With traveling season in sight, this may be something to consider... especially if you are the one expected to bring Thanksgiving wine!

Splurge Factor (out of 4): 2 - it's not super expensive, it is unique, but it is something you'd probably have to consider buying
Price: $30 (about)
Where to buy: If in Napa - I recently found this at Honig Winery, but you can also purchase directly from their website:

1 comment:

  1. Hope you bought yourself one, since wine is your Thanksgiving assignment. :)