Go green or go home!
Go green or go home… Now has a whole new meaning. You don’t have any excuse to use glass around your pool, at picnics or outdoor concerts!
Normally people would say I recently stumbled onto this, but in my case I would prefer not to use the term “stumble”. I was tasting (and drinking) wine when the funky govino glasses first caught my attention. Designed into the glass is a thumb notch on the side, giving the user a secure and comfortable grip for swirling and drinking wine. The notch also acts as a stem without a stem, preventing heat transfer into the beverage and potential finger smudging on the crystal-clear surface of the glass.
The stemless, unbreakable “glass” is not made of glass at all, but of food-safe, BPA-free polymer, which reflects a wine’s colour and aromatics much like crystal. It is recyclable, but better yet it is reusable. WHY IS BPA SO BAD – http://www.entertainoutside.co.za/govino-and-you.html It was originally designed for wine sales professionals to showcase their wines whenever proper stemware were not available, but now it is mostly used at settings where breakable glass is a problem. And for me this means I can really go anywhere with my wine! I have a survival pack in my car. This includes a first-aid kit, a set of clothing and will now include a 4-pack of govino glasses. (Not immediately as the first shipment will arrive in late July.)
The importer, Ryan Sowray, claims that it is South African greenest glassware. They calculated the carbon footprint 0.600kg of carbon per 5040 units delivered to the Kruger Game lodges while the average wine glass is calculated at 210kg per 5040 units. A govino glass weighs in at 40g and 210g for a 4 pack. A generic wine glass made from glass weighs 130g per glass, or 650g for a 4 pack. Not only is the glass lighter, but also the packaging. This means that the transport carbon emission is also reduced. Now you can have that glass of bubbly in the Jacuzzi!
ONE LUCKY LOVE WINE SUBSCRIBER & @lovewinelife TWITTER FOLLOWER WILL EACH WIN 4 GOVINO GLASSES. (DELIVERED END OF JULY)