There’s nothing better than outdoor drinking but the last thing you want to worry about is breaking a delicate glass while you’re barefoot.
And we get that you prefer the feel of a glass over that thick plastic cup but thankfully, there are tons of other options.
We recently suggested some great plastic stemware, but sometimes it’s actually more practical to skip the stem. Especially if you need to set your glass down in the grass or on a beach blanket.
So we found some great tumblers for you.
Granted, tumblers aren’t the best vessel for your showy collectible wines, but for drinking Rosé at the beach or tasting through a grab-bag of wines at a backyard potluck? We’d say they’re just about perfect.
And sure, you could use whatever plastic disposable cups you find in the grocery store, but here are three of our go-anywhere do-anything reusable favorites at all different price-levels:
GoVino, $13 for set of 4
The clever design helps these reusable plastic cups mimic the shape of stemless glassware, which gives them a big aesthetic advantage over that red Solo cups. What we like the most: when we’re packing up post-party, there’s no need to be precious with them because they’re shatterproof.
Picardie Tumblers, 8.5 ounces, $24 for set of 6,
Add some Euro-flare to your summer drinking with these sturdy glass tumblers, which bring to mind drinking in French countryside cafés. The tempering process makes them super durable--enough to withstand most bumps and drops that might occur if you tote them to (and from) your next picnic.
Mazama Tumblers, $38 each
Made by an Oregon-based ceramics studio, these rustic, durable cups work well for everything from water to cocktails to yes, even wine. The clay has a comforting weight to it and helps hold temperature well. And, if you’re willing to splurge, they will look really pretty on your picnic table.
Do you have any favorite glassware for drinking wine during the summer?
Tracy Byrnes, former FOX Business Network anchor and host of “Wine with Me” for Foxnews.com, is editor-in-chief and chief contributor of The Sip.