It was a lot of fun and one of the faster paced parties I think I’ve ever attended! San Antonio Winery which is based in the middle of Los Angeles supplied the wine for us virtual tasters. I’ll post about them later . . . the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery knows how to make lovely wine. However, Govino supplied the party glasses! These party glasses are definitely special.
Govino is a “go anywhere Wine Glass”. It’s shatterproof, reusable and recyclable. I have to admit, plastic wine glasses aren’t always my first choice but I really like these. They are dishwasher safe so you can use them over and over. Plus, recyclable so it makes it easy to be a good steward of the resources God’s blessed us with by tossing them in the bin to be remade into something useful . . . like another Govino wineglass! Being shatterproof, you can take them along with you into the wilderness or host a 50th Anniversary party with 500 guests and not have to worry when the festivities get more lively than you might have planned.
I did a little browsing of their website to see how their glasses are different from all the other plastic ware out there. Govino states the quality of their glasses is based on the material they are made from: “All Govino products are made from a flexible, BPA free polymer, which properly showcases all types of wines, beers, and spirits.” (govinowine.com)
Well the shatterproof and flexibility claim was tested. Not intentionally. But since I live with four teens blessed with curious minds, things happen. After washing the glasses, I left them on the counter till it was time to open the wine and my daughter, unbeknownst to me, started playing with them. Let’s just say, these glasses are definitely flexible despite being practically crystal flute thin and they do stay strong even when a teenager pretends to make them talk to each other. I freaked when I came back into the kitchen and caught her demonstrating their squeeze ability to her sister with an impromptu puppet show. Fortunately, everything, meaning me, calmed down a bit once the wine was poured! The glasses are really light which made me nervous about being able to hold onto them or spilling wine on the carpet but there’s a built in finger indention perfectly placed for an easy hold so you don’t drop your wine. My husband loved this feature!
The next test was how the wine glasses interacted with the actual wine. Diama Rose Prosecco was poured first. The bubbly dry proscecco was tinged with light fruit and very enjoyable. The plastic acted like glass and didn’t interfere with the taste or aroma.
The second wine was Stella Rosa Black, a low alcoholic fizzy blend that smelled like blackberry jam and tasted semi-sweet with dark fruit. The plastic acted like regular crystal and showed off the deep color.
Well thanks to Govino, I now have great outdoor party or large family gathering wine glasses that look elegant while still respecting the wine and the environment!
The holidays are practically upon us and I’m ready. Cheers!
Govino gifted me with the glasses and I’ve received no other compensation for enjoying them. Opinions are most certainly my own.