Not everything that I write about on here is a review of a bottle of wine. Every now and then I get to review a wine-related product. This happens to be one of those times. I received the Vino2Go and VinoCaddy a little while ago but had been holding off on reviewing them until the weather turned and I could write about both of them since the Vino2Go’s real purpose, at least in my mind, is outdoor wine consumption.
Let’s start with the VinoCaddy.
If you’ve ever had to carry too many things, and let’s be honest who hasn’t, then the VinoCaddy will probably appeal to you. Allowing you to transport a bottle of wine and two wine glasses in a single hand, it’s a handy for moving wine, glasses, and a plate of food from one room to another without having to make more than one trip. I’ve seen several similar devices, and in fact own some, and this one works as well as any.
The bamboo of this particular one (it’s available in Chestnut, Walnut, and Oak as well) was sturdy and I never had any worries that it was suddenly going to break and drop my glasses to the ground, which is arguably the biggest selling point. For $20 it’s a solid product and worth giving a try.
Next up is the Vino2Go.
The Vino2Go targets those that like to enjoy their wine outdoors, but also have an issue with knocking their glasses over. Made of plastic with a wine shaped center to the tumbler, I liked the idea behind this, but there were a few things about it that kept me from loving it. The biggest thing was that I wanted it to weigh more. Every time I lifted the Vino2Go I felt like I was going to toss it over my head, even when it had wine inside.
My other big issue, and this would be true of any topped wine cup, is that you can’t really pick up aromas when using it with a lid, and aromas are a big part of wine. A smaller issue was that the last bit of wine can have a hard time coming through the lid without having to completely upend the Vino2Go, and even then it’s hit or miss, making you take the top off to get that last sip.
The top does secure well enough, keeping all but a few drops from spilling if you knock over the tumbler, which I can attest to as my wife did knock one over when we were checking them out on the deck recently, so in that regard it does what it was designed to do.
The Vino2Go comes in 13 different colors (I got to check out Business Black and Merlot Red, but they come in a range of Pinks, Blues, Yellows, and Oranges as well), and retail for $15.99 online. If you’re looking for a solution to glass and spillage when drinking wine outdoors than this could definitely be your thing, I’d just like to see them increase the weight so I felt like I was really holding something.
Editor’s Note: I received the VinoCaddy and a pair of Vino2Go Tumblers for review at no cost.