Spring has sprung and it is the perfect weather for an outdoor picnic – but this time, we suggest you pack your picnic like a pro. Or at least like an Italian which means you’ll need a picnic wine for your day in the sun. So, what exactly should you pack for your picnic and how do you pack your picnic wine?
First thing’s first – depending on what city and state you’re in, you’re going to want to make sure you can legally drink on public property. If not, we recommend you taking your picnic to a private property – or something even more adventurous – a day in Tuscany. But enough Spring daydreaming – let’s get to packing out picnic wine.
If you’re going to enjoy an outdoor feast with friends over a glass of fresh Chardonnay or a Rosé, you’ll want to make sure they are as freshly and properly packed as your Cheese Based Pasta Salad or Mango Bruschetta.
This Is When You Should Use Wine Accessories!
Most people like to bring whites or rosé wines to their picnics which means you must find a way to keep these wines fresh and cool. This means, it’s finally time to break out those holiday gifts wine gadgets you’ve been storing in the back of your closet.
Depending on the quality and producer of your bottle, and on what you will be serving at your picnic, favorite wines such as chardonnay and rosé need to be kept at serving temperatures between 50°F to 60°F. This means you will need to find a way to keep them at a constant temperature.
The best way to pack your picnic wine is to use an insulated wine tote, or a cooling carrier. You can easily find these accessories on the market and they make a world of difference to help maintain the temperature of your wine while traveling outdoors.
Needless to say, if you’re going through all the trouble of packing your picnic wine you absolutely cannot forget to pack glasses. Plastic is a no-no when it comes to enjoying a fine wine.