It’s that age-old dilemma, you’re heading off to a summer event, you’ve got a couple of bottles of wine to enjoy during the stay, but where do you keep them? Anyone who has attended Henley Regatta or Ascot has surely come across this problem and thankfully there is a solution.
Innovative company Vernissage have created a stylish bag, that is actually full of wine. And the wine is not just any old plonk, these are award-winning wines from Languedoc and best of all, you get a choice between red, white or rose.
The bags are not mere carry-alls for wine, the actual bag is constructed to hold 1.5 litres of wine, and there is a clever tap which is concealed at the side, to ensure easy pouring. What we love most about these bags is that they look as if they are designer handbags, and give more than a nod to Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
The bags cost £25.99 each and have already won several awards for their innovation and creativity. In 2010 it won both the “Most Innovative” in the Carton Awards 2010 and a prestigious gold award in the Pentawards, which is the world´s largest packaging design competition.
The founder of Vernissage – Takis Soldatos, who hails from Oenoforos wine merchants, designed the bags with the help of Sofia Blomberg Art Direction & Design, and the innovative design has been a massive hit with the media, both here and in Sweden.
As mentioned, the wine bags come in three different choices, for lovers of white wine there is a Chardonnay Viogner From France, which has been described as having a ‘young, fresh and aromatic bouquet with hints of fruits such as apple, citrus, pineapple and vanilla.’ The wine features essence of pear, citrus, tropical fruits and vanilla, with a dry, flowery and very fruity flavour. Ideal as an aperitif, or pair this wine with flavourful fish and shellfish dishes. It goes well particularly with Asian influences of lime and ginger.
Those who prefer a red wine should choose the Vernissage Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon, which is a dark red wine with a deeper flavour. Great with strong cheeses, red and white meat, pasta and poultry. Flavours include a fruity scent with notes of spices, tones of ripe berries, black current, blackberries and herbs as well as chocolate and barrels.
For those who like a rose wine, the French Vernissage Syrah Rosé is described as ‘a lively and fresh rosé wine from the region Pays d’Oc in southern France’. Lots of fruity notes including raspberries and blackberries with a herblike finish. The Vernissage Syrah Rosé is also good as an aperitif, but goes well with fish, seafood or light chicken salad.
Our only question is can you get a refill?
For more information visit the Vernissagewine.com website.