Used to be, sailors drank grog. Then it was beer. Now we’ve learned that wine is better for our health . . . and we’re in favor of health foods, right?
Not that we’re winos, of course.
Now, I have nothing against beer — and it is a little simpler than wine on a boat. Toss some cans in a cooler with ice, grab one out, pop it open and it’ll fit right in your drink holder.
But there’s something about a glass of wine at sunset . . . or with a nice seafood dinner in the cockpit . . . or while star gazing. A beer just isn’t the same.
Over the years, we discovered that it wasn’t particularly difficult to keep and serve wine on the boat. Our major rule: we don’t consume alcohol while underway (actually, until we’re positive the anchor is well set) nor when bad weather may be headed our way.
Here’s a mini-series of the articles I’ve written that deal with wine (or the lack thereof) on your boat. If you like to use a “real” wine glass, be sure to check out the Yoebi Wine Glass Holders — the only drink holders I’ve ever seen for stemware.
- Wine Glasses
- Yoebi Wine Glass Holder
- Storing Wine on a Boat
- Getting Rid of Cardboard Wine Boxes
- Cockpit Wine Bottle Holder
- Substituting for Wine
- Glass Storage
- Smaller Wine Glasses?
- It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere . . .
- Cooler/Carrier for White Wine
- Vino2Go — a sippy cup for wine
- Govino Unbreakable Wine Glasses
- More Ways to Store Glasses
- Chilling Boxed Wine
- Nautspill Drinkware
- Stemless Wine Glasses