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The latest thing for wine lovers on the go is the Climber Pouch, a device that holds the equivalent of two 750 ml bottles. Its resealable, one-way plastic spout keeps opened wine fresh for up to a month in the refrigerator.
Climber Pouches are made by Sarah Gott and Bruce Regalia, Clif Family Winery winemakers in St. Helena, CA. The line includes an unoaked Chardonnay sourced from Northern California’s cooler Delta region and a Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards along California’s Central Coast.
“The Climber Pouch is affectionately known as the ‘all-terrain wine transport’ around here,” said winery owner Gary Erickson. “A day spent out on the hiking or bike trail that ends with friends, food and wine is our idea of a perfect day. The portability and flexibility of the Climber Pouch lets outdoor enthusiasts of all types wind down their adventures with the pleasure of great wine.”
The Climber Pouch — also known as the Technically known as the Astrapouch — now is on sale at various spots in New York State, as well as in a dozen other states. It also can be purchased online. Suggested retail price for a 1.5L pouch is $16.99.
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