With National Wine Day upon us and summer fast approaching, it’s time to address the issue occupying our minds: how are we going to keep our drinks cold this party season? We’ve all heard the same horror story hundreds of times – the dolt tasked with keeping the wine chilled forgets his cooler at home and spoils the bonfire. His sheer incompetency leaves you with nothing but steamy Sauvignon Blanc, and your mood is inevitably soured by the molten wine swilling around your infuriated mouth. Thankfully, Andy the amateur won’t be ruining any more of your outdoor parties this summer season, as we’ve compiled a list of the top five portable wine coolers that promise to keep your Chardonnay frostier than Guy Fieri’s tips!
Corkcicle Canteen – $35 (25 oz.)
Who needs to lug around a cooler full of bottles when this canteen can keep your wine cold for up to 25 hours! In two convenient sizes (25 oz. and 60 oz.), this durable, shatter-proof steel growler will keep your wine chilled come hell or high water. And starting at $35, the Corkcicle Canteen won’t leave you scouring the pavement for pennies to afford some Two Buck Chuck.
Yeti Canteen – $40 (26 oz.)
This canteen (26 oz., 36 oz., 64 oz.) is designed for our more intrepid explorers looking for an option as rugged as the booze fueled routes they plan on climbing. This stainless steel bad boy includes wide-mouth “Over-the-Nose” technology, perfect for people who view travel glasses as weakness and prefer swigging straight from the bottle.
Oenophilia – $25 (25 oz.)
This vacuum sealed canteen is the cheapest of the bunch by a wide margin. Stylish and handy this canteen is available with either a red or white wine finish, perfect for the forgetful drinkers among us.
Vinotrek – $40 (25 oz.)
This space-age canteen will add a little bit of class to your outdoor function. Whilst it may look more Death Star than Death Valley, it is constructed from 18/8 stainless steel and will withstand all manner of scrapes and scratches. The package also includes a collapsible wine pourer which will ensure that not a single drop is wasted during transfer.
EcoVessel – $40 (25 oz.)
The simplest of the five canteens, the EcoVessel boasts that it will keep your wine at ‘ideal’ temperature for over 36 hours! Sporting a traditional wine bottle shape and triple insulation technology this canteen is ideal for those long summer nights spent boozing by a bonfire.
Happy trails and happy drinking!