WINE TRAVEL GUIDE
Plastic Forks? Yuck!
Just because you're sitting on the ground doesn't mean you can't dine in style. You simply need to bring the right gear.
Blanket One side is a soft faux suede; the other, waterproof plastic. Made by Picnic at Ascot. 800/305-1271, wickerandwine.com, $37
Basket Reisenthel's European market tote bag has a lightweight aluminum frame and folds flat. 800/243-0852, surlatable.com, $30
Wine Tote One of the latest designs from Built NY. Thick neoprene protects and insulates the bottles. builtny.com, $19, no phone orders
Chiller Not only can Vacu Vin's Rapid Ice Instant Wine Coolers chill bottles in minutes, they can also keep them cold for up to three hours. 800/356-8466, wineenthusiast.com, $12
Cutting Board Crate and Barrel's polypropylene mats are sold in sets of four. 800/967-6696, crateandbarrel.com, $13
Knife Opinel's folding knife has a hardwood handle and a steel blade that locks into place with a safety ring. 800/338-6799, knifecenter.com, $13
Glasses The plastic stems unscrew and snap into the bowl. By GSI Outdoors. 888/226-7667, campmor.com, $5
Tableware Orikaso's origami-inspired plates and bowls fold flat when not in use. 888/463-6367, ems.com, from $6
Corkscrew Designed by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi, the Parrot is also available in green and black. 212/849-8355, cooperhewittshop.org, $49
Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.