SkyMall Monday: O to Go Portable Wine Glasses

Going out for a lavish meal with friends is one of the great pleasures in life. Elegant food, good company and, of course, delicious wine make for a wonderful night out. However, some people take their wine very seriously and anything that takes away from their vino experience can ruin the evening. The last thing anyone wants is for one of their friends to storm out of the restaurant because the glassware is substandard. Here at SkyMall Monday, we know a thing or two about wine glasses. That’s why we appreciate that SkyMall is tackling the problem of wine glass disappointment. Never again will you have to worry about a lackluster wine glass destroying any chance enjoying a night out. The next time you’re painting the town red, don’t trust restaurants and bars to know what you require. Take care of yourself – and your wine – with the O to Go portable wine glass.Obviously, not every event is suitable for wearing your wine glass around your neck. Still, why should you slum it with someone else’s glassware? You like to be in total control of your life, including your alcohol consumption. No one knows how to let your wine breathe better than you do. That’s why you need to carry around your own wine glass in a protective yet portable tube.

Think that restaurants have adequate wine glasses? Believe that carrying around your own wine glass is a sign of pathological behavior? Well, while you drink your beer from the bottle, we’ll be reading the product description:

Have you ever ordered a good bottle of wine at a restaurant only to find that the glassware is lacking? Now, bring your own Riedel glass with the new O to GO, an easy and convenient way to carry your glass anywhere.

Man, if I had a nickel for every time that happened. Am I right, ladies?

The O to Go is perfect for red wine or white wine. Sadly, if you plan to drink champagne, no flute in a tube is available. In that situation, it’s best to ask the sommelier for a Solo cup.

Keep it classy!

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SkyMall Monday: Packable Wine Glasses

Drinking while you’re traveling can be tricky. Open container laws, TSA regulations and the challenge of packing wine bottles (despite advances in bottle protection technology) conspire to make enjoying your favorite wines away from home harder than it needs to be. It shouldn’t be this way. Wine is good for us. Just like we pack our medications and vitamins, we should be able to take our wine wherever we go. It’s just a matter of our health. Even if you do acquire wine in a liquor store while traveling, how will you drink it? Wine glasses are nearly impossible to pack. Drinking wine straight from the bottle is simply too conspicuous and far too tacky to be a reasonable option. Wine is best savored when sipped from a proper glass to allow it to breath. This is something that SkyMall Monday knows firsthand. Imbibing it any other way is to behave like a heathen. Travelers are nothing if not classy and sophisticated. So, if they have wine, they need wine glasses. Packing these vessels is even more difficult than packing bottles. Between the stems and the thin glass, they’re practically guaranteed to shatter in your luggage. Thankfully, SkyMall is here to help us drink on the road (but not drink and drive – that’s not acceptable). Now you can have your wine and drink it too – no matter where you are – with Packable Wine Glasses.Now, we can drink wine on the beach, at the theater or while touring ancient ruins like dignified sophisticates. Unlike the heathens drinking beer out of koozies, we can flaunt our pinkies in the air as we savor our wines in proper glasses while sitting on the toilet in the airport bathroom. It’s enough to make me start wearing my monocle again.

Think that wine can be poured into any kind of glass or cup? Believe that only someone with an overly aggressive affinity for wine would need portable glasses? Well, while you’re pairing your entree with an energy drink, we’ll be reading the product description:

Life’s too short to drink fine wine from paper cups. With our packable wine glasses, you don’t have to! Made of virtually indestructible BPA-free plastic, the stem unscrews from the bowl, and both stash in a handy travel pouch for easy packing.

A life spent using paper cups is a life wasted. Finally, a product that puts things in the proper perspective.

The next time you’re setting off on an adventure, be sure to do so in the classiest way possible. Before boarding the plane, don your finest sweatpants, carry on your largest luggage and be sure to bring your Packable Wine Glasses. Then be sure to tell everyone that you’re classy. If you don’t tell them, how will they know?

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SkyMall Monday: Wine Glass Holder Necklace ACTUAL REVIEW

When we last profiled the Wine Glass Holder Necklace, it was way back in May 25, 2009. Times were simpler then. Our movies were in 2D and Michael Jackson was alive but mostly ignored by people who would later profess to be obsessed with him. I miss those halcyon days of yore. That’s why I purchased the Wine Glass Holder Necklaces from SkyMall. Produced by the fine people at Wine Enthusiast, the Wine Glass Holder Necklace allow you to carry your glass of wine whilst eating, shaking hands and engaging in general party attendance. Just like in the old days. To put the lanyards to the test, I left the SkyMall Monday headquarters and brought them with me to my girlfriend’s cousin’s wedding in Boston. What did we learn? Plenty. Or nothing. It’s hard to say. We drank a lot of wine. Anyway, let’s take a closer look.

%Gallery-89118%I’m not much of a jewelry man. Gold chains and extraneous rings just make men look like gigolos or owners of laundromats. But the Wine Glass Holder Necklace is functional. My girlfriend, Jordana, sauntered around the party with her glass of white wine secured comfortably below her bosom. I shuffled around slightly less confidently with my glass of red wine nestle against my man chest.

Perhaps if I was a model with a perfectly straight gait, I would have been less neurotic about having such a stain-causing liquid so close to my tie. But I was never able to fully relax and just bust a move. As long as that red wine was hanging from my neck like Andy Rooney’s jowls, I was never able to drop it like it was anything more than tepid.

This paranoia led me to never fill my wine glass more than halfway. Which meant more trips to the bar. Which meant more judgmental looks from my girlfriend’s parents. However, both Jordana and I were able to stuff our faces at the buffet without fear of dropping our forks, brie or forkfuls of brie. In that respect, the Wine Glass Necklace served with honor. With our hands free, our mouths were full. We were able to shake hands with the wedding party while maintaining a death grip on our plates. And, perhaps most importantly, we could high five when the desserts were brought out.

Was it difficult to dance with wine glasses around our necks? Yes. Would I recommend the Wine Glass Holder Necklace for any event that features a limbo competition? Heck no. Can you remove red wine stains from silk? I sure hope so.

At the end of the day, it takes a lot of confidence to wear your wine glass around your neck. You have to trust that you won’t spill on yourself. You have to trust that strangers won’t think you’re insane. And you have to trust that your girlfriend’s parents respect you for reviewing SkyMall products. But if you have that trust, then you’ll have two free hands and a glass of wine. And that, my friends, used to mean something. Back in the good old days.

I give the Wine Glass Holder Necklace two thumbs up. Because I can. Because both of my hands are free. [Author’s note: I stole that line from my girlfriend but I gave her a Wine Glass Holder Necklace so I consider us even.]

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