In a bag or in a box, summertime wine in Colorado's parks and outdoor concert venues do not involve glass bottles. Carolyn Joy from Joy Wine & Spirits comes to the rescue with an array of varietals, vintages and accessories for the June edition of KUVO's Wine and Food Pairing on the morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis."
We begin with the classic wineskin. "The bota bag, which was originally made from a calf's organ, or leather," informs Joy. "It's good for sporting events, because it's easy to carry around. And the Porron, which is fashioned after the bota bag, is from Spain . The wine pours out of the funny looking cone. You drink from it without putting your mouth on it."
Also reviewed in this audio feature:
- Bonfire Wines (in a bag, with a spout)
- Black Box (half-liter varietals)
- Underwood (Oregon Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris in a can)
- Infinite Monkey Theorem's Rosé (4 tiny 4.2 oz. cans per box)
- Wine chiller sleeve (a frozen gel pack by Vacu Vin, it fits most wine bottles)
- Corksicle (kept frozen, insert to chill from the inside out)
- Also discussed, Picnic Sticks (metal spikes that go into soft ground, and it holds wine glasses)
- and neoprene wine tote bag (by Built, like a wetsuit for your wine!)
NEW! The weekly wine tastings are free, informative and thematic, and now held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Joy Wine & Spirits, 1302 E. 6th Ave. (at Marion St.) in Denver.
(Summer production intern Alec Simpson helped produce and edit this segment. Music by Oscar Peterson, "Backyard Blues," from the CD "A Summer Night in Munich.")