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Posted by joejo763, Apr 18, 2013.

I wanted to drop by and say hi since I just joined Snooth! I do have a question for you all. Has anyone heard of the Vernissage wine purse?? I'm trying to locate them in the states but I can't find them. 


Reply by duncan 906, Apr 18, 2013.

Welcome.I am a Londoner but I have never heard of this but perhaps an American member could help

Reply by joejo763, Apr 18, 2013.

So I know it's make in Sweden.....I did find out it's available in Canada but they do not ship to US because of the Archaic liquor laws. This is what the Vernissage website says...........

The Bag-in-Bag wine Vernissage has taken both wine-lovers and the press by storm, in Sweden as well 
as internationally. The successful project was created by Takis Soldatos, Oenoforos, in cooperation withSofia Blomberg Art Direction & Design. The result is elegant design combined with high quality wines from the French wine region Pays d'Oc.

I have no idea on how to get it but, the lady with the distribution company in Western Canada said people did find it on Snooth and had it shipped to the US.

Reply by EMark, Apr 18, 2013.

Well, Joe, I'd never heard of it.  (In all honesty I cannot imagine it taking this wine lover by storm.)  However, sure enough, if you type "vernissage" into the box above that says "Search millions of wines" (right above "Introduce Yourself"), you'll get two hits.

Good luck.

Reply by Tom Wandeloski, Apr 19, 2013.

Hmmm, a wine purse.  Well, there seems to be a market for all things wine related out there. After speaking with my local Total Wine store manager, he managed to find out that - Squish Wines out of Napa, CA is the only authorized US distributor so far for these "wine purses".  I guess they would make a nice gift for women who like wine.  Good luck with your fashionable wine search.  :-)

Reply by Richard Foxall, Apr 19, 2013.

I don't know anything about the Vernissage wine purse, but I know Ed in Chief Greg has a pretty neat wine purse. I think his was a bottle in a bag, while this is a bag in bag.

I get that wine in bag has some advantages, not unlike wine on tap.  And a few better regarded producers are making bag wine, but they aren't putting their best product in it, to be sure.  The plastic spout, the mylar bag and general packaging aren't very appealing, but there's no doubt that making and shipping glass bottles over sometimes great distances undercuts some of the efforts that wineries have made to be more green, and wine in bag and wine on tap are a step in the right direction that way. (Frankly, when ordering off a wine list, I'm not going to see the bottle or label until it arrives at table, so that's not going to influence my choice--making wine on tap even more attractive in that setting.  Another huge advantage to wine on tap is the restaurant's ability to offer by the pour and half liter prices--if you have two people at dinner, a half liter is a nice option because you are sober for the drive home and can even have a cocktail or a glass of sparkling first if you feel up to it.)

I said it elsewhere:  If I could get good wine onto a plane by carrying one of these, I would do it.  First the wine has to improve, then men carrying purses has to be a little less unusual so it gets past TSA.

Reply by napagirl68, Apr 20, 2013.

OK-  firstly, FOXALL-  Love the link to GdP... that is now my screensaver!

SNOOTH-   We NEED a like button!

OP- regarding the wine purse... I know nothing about a wine purse.  I did, however, receive a CAMELBAK for my running and elliptical for my birthday a few months ago.  Yes, I use it with water for exercise, but DAMN this thing was made for wine!!!!  Whoo hoo!

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Apr 23, 2013.

I have been immortalized.

No critiques of my fashion sense now. 

I'll work on getting that like button added though.

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