Earlier today I told you about aluminum water bottles with cool prints. Now, I discovered a wine company that desires to make it easy for you to enjoy a glass of wine anywhere.
The Wine Bottle
Volute claims this is the 21st century way to drink wine. Their bottle is made of a sturdy aluminum with a special treatment to make it compatible with wine. The single serving format and the fact the recycled aluminum bottle is lighter and safer than glass bottle assure its portability. We would not need to transfer your wine into a SIGG aluminum water bottle when you wish to bring wine to a public festival or for a picnic on the beach.
The fact that the bottle cannot break makes it ideal for a pool party or a family BBQ reunion. It is simple for you to serve since no corkscrew or wineglasses are necessary.
About the Wine
Volute’s wine bottles are all made of Bordeau wine in California. The Volute Red Bordeaux is made from 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Volute White Bordeaux is made from 85% Sauvignon and 15% Sémillon. Volute Rosé Bordeaux is made from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot.
I like the principle for a party. The next question is to hold a wine tasting to see if the wine is to your liking. It is a new product. Only the Volute’s wine is sold online but only ship to the state of California. A small number of retailers, mostly located in the San Francisco area, carry the brand.
+ Volute Wine Case with free shipping $25 for a case of 6, $49 for 12 bottles, $94 for 24 bottles
RenéeJanuary 13, 2009 at 07:52
Très jolies ces bouteilles, légères, recyclables et pratiques.
Reste à espérer que le contenant n’altèrera pas le goût du vin.
Beaucoup mieux que les tetrapacks, en tout cas!
SabinaJanuary 13, 2009 at 12:17
I’ve seen these and agree they would be great on a picnic!!
Hope all is well with you Pam and your New Year is off to a wonderful start!!
Your still rockin’ the blogging world!!
SabinaJanuary 13, 2009 at 12:57
So sorry Kim – I’ve had my good friend Pam on my mind today!!
Take care KIM!!! 🙂
LaraJanuary 13, 2009 at 15:37
I blogged about these too. I’m always excited to see a new idea or innovation, especially in the world of food & drink. There are so many great applications for this product…after all, who doesn’t want wine on-the-go 😉
However, it will be interesting to see if there’s take off for this product. It’s a big challenge to convert usage for a product rooted in tradition. When I worked in the branding industry, I saw this with paints. There was a manufacturer that came out with a screw off plastic paint tub with a pour spout (it was easy to carry – it had a handle, it wasn’t messy – it had a spout, it was durable – it was plastic). The problem is that there is a ritual involved with painting – and a perceived right way and wrong way to do it. In the end, the product failed (not for lack of great function, but people didn’t connect with it on an emotional level).
I don’t think the world of wine is too far off. I’m very eager to see if not being able to hold a wine bottle, uncork a cork and pour a glass will hurt the prospects for this brand.
All my best,
carrieJanuary 13, 2009 at 17:11
I can’t wait to find these great picnic wine bottles in my liquor store. I love that the bottle is made from recycled aluminum, and that it can’t be broken. Thanks for sharing this great new product!
Nathalie RivardJanuary 14, 2009 at 20:43
The SAQ in Quebec sells some other interesting wine in aluminum cans: Billyrock Station from Australia that comes in 250ml : Merlot or Chardonnay. I was surprisingly surprised with the Chardonnay. The Merlot is a little sweet.
This size is perfect for cooking and than you can drink the left over, which I am doing now.
Give it a try if you have a chance!