Why I Love Wine Holders And Wine Caddies!
by: Ken Finnigan
Aside from the brief mention here and there with regards to the Wine
Bug or Bugus Erectus, very little mention has been made as to how
versatile a wine holder or wine caddy really can be! At the risk of
sounding like an infomercial, I would like to point out why I love wine
holders and wine caddies.
A wine holder is a great way to display that single bottle of wine
that you want to set apart from the rest of your collection. Maybe you
have a bottle of wine that you bought while on your honeymoon in
France, or maybe it’s just a bottle from the market, which you think is
fabulous, either way wine bottle holders are a better option to simply
standing it on the counter. We all know that bottles should not be
stood up because the cork can dry out and spoil the wine, so not only
does a wine holder display you favorite bottle, but it also does this
the correct way!
Some wine holders also double as a wine server, which makes it even
more appealing. Aside from just showing off a bottle of wine, wine
servers also are a great way to serve that Chardonnay or Merlot at a
dinner party. From traditional to a little more eccentric, wine servers
are always a conversation piece as well as a fantastic method for
displaying and serving wine.
How often have you been invited to dinner and showed up with a
bottle of wine in a plastic supermarket shopping bag or a brown paper
sack from the liquor store? I know I have done it many times, and
always feel a little awkward showing up at a nice dinner with the
bottle in a brown bag that makes you look like a bum. Enter the wine
caddy! Able to hold from one bottle to a few, a wine caddy is, in my
humble opinion, a much better way of transporting wine. Some even hold
wine glasses, which is perfect if you are looking to have a lovely
picnic in the park (be aware of public drinking laws before doing this,
while it might be acceptable in some places, in others you could get
So this is why I love the wine caddy and the wine holder! So many
styles and so many uses, I only wish I had written about them sooner!