We love them!!
Sure real glass is the preferred method of consuming wine but plastic wine glasses, otherwise known as patio glasses, work really well for traveling, hot tubbing, clumsy people, packing (don’t have to worry about them breaking), picnics, and possibly even more reasons but this list is reason enough to have some plastic on hand.
I’m also not ashamed to say that I’ve consumed large amounts of wine from those red Solo cups as well. Come to think of it, I’ve also had wine out of the bottle, from my coffee cup, paper cups, and if I’m not mistaken I’ve also had it in a water bottle (Annie here; YES, you have!)
The other thing I found fascinating is that Annie and I concluded that in the 6 plus years we’ve been together we’ve consumed over $30,000 in wine. Our feeling was that this estimation is on the conservative side but it blew our minds. If you calculate 1 to 1.5 bottles of wine per day for our time together and multiply that by the very conservative amount of $10 per bottle…you get a lot of money.
Why did I multiply it by $10?
I did this because we have purchased wine that ranges quite a bit in price but the other thing is that we have received lots of samples and wine at discounted prices. Anyway, it was completely unscientific but we feel this is a pretty close figure and it shocked us, not in a regretful way but more in a “WOW” way.
We’ve also done stuff like pair Saxum wines with Dominos Hawaiian pizza…I blame our friend Jeanette for this but it was an awesome evening. I guess the point to all this is that we do what we do and we don’t give a lick what other folks think. Get comfortable with you and how you do it and ignore the snobs and haters. Use plastic cups, spend $5 on a bottle of wine once in a while, pair expensive food with whatever you want and drink expensive wine with whatever you like.