Wine in the Wild

My husband, dear chap that he is, really wants to go camping this summer.  He has found a passion in outdoorsmanship.  You know, make your own fires (without matches), rig up your own shelter (and I don’t mean tents), middle-of-nowhere-style camping.  Me?  I like showers and my own bed.  Let me give you a visual of our difference of opinion on what is “camping”:


Husband’s camping vision. Photo credit


My camping vision.  Lol. Photo credit

I haven’t been camping in over a decade and while I do love the outdoors,  I appreciate I absolutely need some modern conveniences.  My husband agreed to seek out a camp sight with bathrooms and running water, and he bought a nice roomy tent.  After creating a board on Pinterest with all of the camping goodies I want to take with us, I actually began looking forward to a weekend away from home; one where I can eat as many Smore’s as I want without being judged.  And cooking over an open fire?  I can’t wait to try it. I had a vision of the types of foods and drinks we’d bring – sausage and eggs for the morning, chili and cornbread ingredients, etc, but everything changed when I came across a sippy cup.  An adult sippy cup made specifically for wine.  Score.


A glass of wine in the wild?  Yes!  Photo credit

Isn’t it cool?  Insulation means your hands won’t warm the wine and the lid means no spills when you trip over the tent stakes.  The fact that the inner container is shaped just like a wine glass is the cherry on the cake.  This discovery set off a search for outdoor-friendly wine tools.


The Bota wine bag has been around for ages.  It originated in Spain and the spout makes drinking your wine as easy as carrying it.  Those explorers knew what they were doing!


Pack Taps.  Depending on the size, you can fill these with up to 10 liters of wine!  Leave the wine bottles at home, folks.


ICE BAG Wine Cooler Bag. If you do decide to bring the bottles, here’s a nifty little device for chilling them.  Insert your bottle, add water and ice and voila!

At this point in my search I came across something so funny, and so very appropriate:

Photo credit

Ha, indeed!  Guess I better pick one or two of these items and remember that I still have sleeping bags, a camping stove and food to buy…oh yeah, and the wine itself!   I feel a craving for Beverino coming on…

–Summer’s just beginning, will you be going camping?  What are your must-haves when out in the wild?

–Erica Martinez


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