View Poll Results: Wine drinkers do you prefer to drink wine from a real wine glass or a plastic glass
Glass 58 93.55%
Plastic 5 8.06%
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:43 AM   #15
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I guess when people are talking about plastic they are including Lexan? I use Lexan stemware and think they are great, can't trust myself with glass if I've had too much wine in the wilderness around a campfire. I would think metal would be the worst.
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Old 01-28-2006, 11:15 AM   #16
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whine glasses

We drink from the lexan stems. I don't like them that much but I just haven't figured out a method of keeping crystal stems from breaking.

On another note, we eat from dishes of pure white bone china. No scratched plastic plates for us. After we hand wash and dry our dishes, they just sparkle. I love em.

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Old 01-28-2006, 11:45 AM   #17
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I like stems for wine less and less. As we grow older, we are shedding most remnants of formality-clothes, home, even wine glasses. Our current favorite glass for wine at home is the small round glass that was packaged with Delaney's Irish Cream over the holidays. Somehow we managed to accumulate a set-yipes! However, on campout, relaxing under Gypsy's awning looking out over a magnificent Western (or insert Northern, or Southern, or Coastal, or. . .) setting, any local wine served up in a granite-ware mug tastes like heaven We are easy to please!
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Old 01-28-2006, 11:58 AM   #18
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Even if it's a jelly glass, it would have to be glass.
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Old 01-28-2006, 12:09 PM   #19
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Smile I don't know much about wine, but I know what I like...Glass is preferred

Some folks think even the shape of the glass affects the flavor. I really prefer glass too, doesn't have to be a "proper" wine glass, but a glass container makes it nice.
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Old 01-28-2006, 12:19 PM   #20
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Glasses? I usually just reach up to the counter top from my spot on the floor, and open the spigot on the box and let it drain down into my mouth. The carpet's a little spotted right there, but frankly after a little while of lying there, wine flowing freely, I don't care much! The best part is that the boxes never break, and the plastic bags inside that hold the wine are pretty much puncture resistant too, which is important when you try to crawl back up using the countertops and end up knocking the box to the floor. That's also when the plastic spigot is important, 'cause it doesn't allow much of the wine that's left in the box to spill either.

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The S.S. GSI stemware has rims that are as thin as fine crystal. They feel very light and delicate - nary a bend in pretty regular use. Sure, it's not easy to view the color, but...

Roger, sounds like you would fare well with the new wine-box-in-a-hat. A Platypus works best for me when I am driving, though I keep it on the console so body heat doesn't warm it up. (Jest kiddin' folks -- Ever see competitive canoeists with their platypus tube clipped over their shoulder so they can sip without altering paddle cadence?)

Now for a new poll -- who feels they have to refrigerate wine....
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Glass ... I drink it directly from the bottle ... uh, I mean jug.
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Old 01-28-2006, 01:52 PM   #23
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Glass ... I drink it directly from the bottle ... uh, I mean jug.
That's a bad idea. Red wines, especially the Burgundies and Bordeaux, should be allowed to breathe.

I particularly like Roger's method. In my experience, allowing the wine to fall about 30 inches from the spigot is just about the right amount of aeration.

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Old 01-28-2006, 03:46 PM   #24
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Being big wine drinkers we prefer glass but while travelling it's got to be plastic. Since the Airstream isn't done ywt, we're still camping in the teardrop and it bounces around a lot. Maybe once we're in the A/S we'll be able to package things better to prevent breaking.
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Old 01-28-2006, 06:10 PM   #25
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Don't buy alcohol in plastic, hence we don't drink it in plastic.

...even plastic corks in red wine bottles bother me...urgh

Some things just need to be done the right way!

We never cracked a wine glass neither camping (yes we had glassware when backpacking) or towing.

I lined a paper/cardboard caddy box with bubble wrap and that's where we keep all our glassware. Real easy to access and store in the overhead compartment.

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Old 01-28-2006, 06:29 PM   #26
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It is plastic wine glasses for us.

I finally convinced the wife that everything she was adding to the trailer was driving up our weight. When she came home with plastic wine glasses, what could I say.
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:50 PM   #27
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Wine & Wine Glasses in the AS -what a subject! When I was youngster the only people I knew who drank wine were my grandfather, who made his own, and some drunken men that we called wineos. They always got drunk after their pension or Social Security check arrived.
However, while in college, we did a cost-benefit analysis and determined that wine offered most efficient bang for the buck. It didn’t take long to determine that the side effects produced unintended consequences, which were not initially appreciated. Often we didn’t need any glasses of any kind, and that may have cause a temporary learning disability.

Fast forward 40+ years to the present. We enjoy various table wines in real wine glasses while Airstreaming. Over the years we have accumulated so many mismatched wine glasses (and other stuff) that even if we break a few every year- -we’ll never out live our supply. And we haven’t broken one yet. We do have a couple pair of Waterford wine glasses that are only used once or twice a year. Why? Are the sacred objects? Materialism! Oh well, someday our kids may get to use and squander the AS and Waterfords.
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:04 PM   #28
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I laugh at the always-surprising diversity of this forum~ Trailer Trash foods and Wine: glass or whatever! No wonder I'm addicted.
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