Even if summer isn't officially here yet, it feels like the season is in full swing — which means it's time for picnics and outdoor dining. And what's a picnic without libations? The problem: Wine bottles (or mixed drinks, for that matter) aren't really designed for portability, and chances are your favorite park may have some rules about drinking in public.
Enter: these five bottles and bags. They hold at least a full 750-milliliter bottle of wine, and a couple of them hold even more. Just don't forget the plastic glasses!
1. Wine Growler, $28 from Urban Outfitters: Available in either white or gold, this growler keeps your beverage vacuum-sealed to preserve the taste and temperature. No more worrying about lukewarm white wine for that Saturday afternoon picnic.
2. Wineteen Stainless Steel Wine Growler, $24 from Amazon: You could easily mistake this for an extra-large water bottle, but this insulated stainless steel bottle is designed to hold a full 750-milliliter bottle of wine. It gets bonus points for keeping your whites and rosés chilled and your outdoor drinking discreet.
3. The Loop Growlette, $65 from Portland Growler Co.: This one actually fits more than a traditional bottle of wine, so feel free to decant your boxed wine in here, too. The ceramic keeps your wine at an even temperature, and the rubber gasket keeps it from leaking. Plus, because this comes in red, white, and pink, you can coordinate it with your favorite varietal.
4. Vapur After Hours Vintage Wine Carrier, $12 from REI: For hiking, camping, or anytime you're going to be carrying your wine for a while, you'll want this incredibly low-profile wine bag from Vapur. Even being smushed in your backpack, there's no worry about it puncturing or leaking. And once you get home, the pouch is dishwasher-safe.
5. Baggy Winecoat, $63 from Menu: This simple purse is actually a boxed wine carrier in disguise. You can simply remove the wine bladder from your favorite box and nestle it in the tote for easy carrying. Or if your favorite wine is only available in bottles, you can purchase your own disposable beverage bags.