Finally!! The time of year that we’ve been waiting for! Tanktops at night. Rosé in the park outside. Sultry summer events around the city…some with reasonable food and beverage offerings…others not. All with long lines and small plastic glassware.
Leaving nothing to chance, we dared not attempt Summer Stage last night empty handed…but we knew the security would be tight. We strategized during the day, each offering to bring wine (and snacks) in a undetectable container. And because we had such brilliant success, I thought I’d follow up on last year’s post about the wine thermos, with tips on wine vessels for public events in the city.
Pictured above: Oscar’s babas. These have often come to the rescue, and so I’d like to give Oscar a shout out for lending us his drinkware. Well…maybe “lending” isn’t the correct term. Oscar has come to associate Kiki (me) with these naughty babas, and just last week refused to drink from one, telling his Mama: No! I don’t want that baba. That baba has wine in it because Kiki likes nonny babas!
Smart kiddie that Oscar!!!
Second up: The water bottle. On the right, a standard insulated water bottle that’s full of rosé. On the left, a 750 ml. vacuum thermos from Pearl River for $9.99. I didn’t actually carry wine in this container; I was testing the stream and so it held water. But it got through security without a question (though my bag was searched inside and out!), and so will be used as a wine container in the future!
Lastly, the coconut water box. Two of these babies carry a full bottle, and though they look just like boxes of wine, they’re not! Well they are, but the label doesn’t say so, and so we got them in. And this is only the beginning! We have a full summer ahead of glorious outdoor summer drinking. So, please send us your success stories!