View Poll Results: Wine drinkers do you prefer to drink wine from a real wine glass or a plastic glass
Glass 58 93.55%
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:47 PM   #43
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We carrying an assortment of wine glasses. Some have broken and we learned to wrap them better. I have two friend who have padded cases they carry their glasses in for tastings. Glass for cocktails and beer as well.
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Old 01-29-2006, 05:32 PM   #44
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Thumbs down From what planet are Airstreamers?

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Keeps wine chilled longer than glass or crystal stemware.
-- Maybe if you drink Ripple!!!

I think the answer to this and the other thread started by our Missions (non-Airstream?) potential investor is that this'd be a tough way to come out on the plus side. My opinion is that those that use glass already have a ready answer. A single product probably wouldn't fit the necessary enclosure/cabinet spaces, as each Airstream year & model tends to be somewhat different. If we truly needed a product like this, it'd be difficult to place on the shelves in an RV/Airstream supplier given the ease of multiple-sized plastic boxes at Target, etc. Even for SOBs -- "How do you protect your longnecks?" The proposition you've heard sounds like all too many venture capital schemes I was invited to 20-25 years ago. Beware!
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Old 01-29-2006, 05:37 PM   #45
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.... I was taught by wine snobs that once you open the bottle you should finish it off and those boxes are just a bit much for one sitting...

Concerning finishing off an open bottle of wine from the above quote...
While working in Alaska in the 60’s, one of my co-workers always threw away the cap after unsealing a bottle of booze saying: “We’re not going to need that again.”
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:18 AM   #46
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The American way of thinking is that stemmed wine glasses are the only thing to use for wine. In Europe, wine is commonly consumed in a stemless glass. There is a French made glass called Picardie that is very difficult to break. The first time I saw one was in the 1980s when someone was demonstrating that you could pound a nail with one and it wouldn't break. (I wouldn't try that though.) That's what we'll be using in our trailer. They are available at Williams Sonoma and Sur Le Table - both online and in their stores. Crate and Barrel is currently offering a stemless European style glass - but it's not as break resistant as the Picardie.
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:06 AM   #47
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Um, why is poll necessary? If you're not drinking wine from glass, well, why not???? Don't give me that "Glass breaks!" foo foo. Wrap them in towels, like we do, haven't broken a one in two years. Just don't bring your Riedels.
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:09 AM   #48
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Actually, box wine quality is vastly improving. Still not my first or second choices, but some of the newer brands are Not Bad (tm). Since the bags collapse, they generally don't let air in and the wine will stay fresher longer. And you don't need to finish a bottle the same day either. Just cork it and put it in the fridge. Drink within 24 hours. Allow the reds to warm up a tidge and they'll be fine.

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.... I was taught by wine snobs that once you open the bottle you should finish it off and those boxes are just a bit much for one sitting...

Concerning finishing off an open bottle of wine from the above quote...
While working in Alaska in the 60’s, one of my co-workers always threw away the cap after unsealing a bottle of booze saying: “We’re not going to need that again.”
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:13 AM   #49
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Two-Buck Chuck

Our daily happy hour invariably includes a glass or two of Two-Buck Chuck (Charles Shaw from Trader Joe's, but apparently Three-Buck Chuck in other states) Cabernet. We thought we'd opt for plastic or glass tumblers in the AS until we found seemingly bullet-proof wine glasses at a Corningware outlet store.

Inexpensive wine in unfancy glass everyday. A great way to kick back and enjoy life.

Not that we don't enjoy the fancy stuff in glasses so thin I'm almost afraid to drink from them. We live an hour from most of the best wine-growing areas in California: Napa, Sonoma, Dry Creek, etc. Nonetheless, Two-Buck Chuck is hard to beat for everyday medicinal consumption.
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Glass - but stemless...

We use Riedel stemless wine tumblers. They are actually crystal, so we pack them into our "china keeper" (round padded container with dividers).

Being stemless, they have a disadvantage of heat transfer from hands, but, they do have the appropriate sizes and shapes, depending on the wine for appropriate breathing, aroma, and veins.



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"Ah, Georgia, but if one always contemplates the necessity for having quality wines nearby, one should contemplate vacationing in the many and varied climes offered by Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties in CA.. ."

Ah, Roger, you are so right! We've been there and we're goin' again. And also to be considered. . . all those small or growing Mo River valley wineries here in Missouri (Norton is tasty!) and wineries on the peninsula of Traverse Bay and. . . don't forget Oregon's or Washington's wines! This thread is fun--makes me want summer and road tripping/tastings again. So many places to go; so many wines to discover, however we pour them to drink!~G
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We use Riedel stemless wine tumblers....
The Reidel stemless look really nice but I have trouble holding the larger ones - particularly after my second glass!!!
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The Reidel stemless look really nice but I have trouble holding the larger ones - particularly after my second glass!!!
I understand and empathize completly... I think at that point, it is best to use a larger object to hold - preferably the bottle itself! This also brings a side benefit - it is less distance for your hand to rise to get to the mouth... the bottle's height gets you there halfway already!!

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Every state but Alaska grows wine grapes and just about every one has a "wine country." My favorite is Monterey county, CA. But, yeah, Traverse Bay is awesome, and we like the Mission Peninsula, but aim to try the other Peninsula this summer. I wrote a small blog entry about wine tasting and camping at my camping blog:

Wine country touring.


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"Ah, Georgia, but if one always contemplates the necessity for having quality wines nearby, one should contemplate vacationing in the many and varied climes offered by Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties in CA.. ."

Ah, Roger, you are so right! We've been there and we're goin' again. And also to be considered. . . all those small or growing Mo River valley wineries here in Missouri (Norton is tasty!) and wineries on the peninsula of Traverse Bay and. . . don't forget Oregon's or Washington's wines! This thread is fun--makes me want summer and road tripping/tastings again. So many places to go; so many wines to discover, however we pour them to drink!~G
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but I much prefer glass. To the extent that I have built a drawer especially for the wine glasses and wine opener. No snob here!

Alas, I break my wine glasses during washing so I need a new supply.

And just to make sure I have enough wine, there is a wine cabinet under the dinette seat contructed in place of the '61 Bambi L-couch.
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We always buy one of the winery branded wine glasses at each winery we taste at. They remind us of the places we've been and if we break one, it was only $4. I intend to design and build us a padded wine glass holder and "center" for the curved wall cabinets in our coach.

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