online Tuesday, April 22, 2013
by Punch Hutton
Perfect for the beach or pool parties or any setting where dogs or kids might knock over your cocktail. They’re plastic, but they don’t look budget. They’re also a perfect hostess gift. (govinowine.com)
online Tuesday, April 16, 2013
by Levi Dalton
“…That's when we talked about the wines: the regions, the grapes, the fun Shake Shack way, and all of the pairing notes. Like the Pinot Noir, for instance, we put that it had subtle nuances that worked well with our 'Shroom Burger. Then we started using Govino wine glasses two years ago at all wine selling locations. We wanted to find a recyclable plastic wine glass that not only would work in the context of our various locations, both indoor and outdoor, but that also had the form and function of proper stemware.”
Shopping with Nicola Marzovilla
The New York Times, December 20, 2012
by Rima Suqi
With such credentials, one might assume that Mr. Marzovilla, 52, is a wine snob. He is not. His Massoferrato sangiovese is sold in one-liter bottles with a screw top for just $16. And he is equally democratic when it comes to wineglasses, as long as a few basic criteria are met. “The size of the glass is in direct proportion to the weight of the wine,” he said. “The bigger the wine, the bigger the glass.”
“A stem is not necessary,” he added, “but to me it is important because it allows me to swirl and fill the glass with aromas.”
Mr. Marzovilla uses Schott Zwiesel’s Forte collection wineglasses in his restaurant. “To me, it’s the optimal shape, and for the money, it’s perfect,” he said. (The red-wine glasses sell at Sur La Table for $12 each). At home he uses a more expensive, handblown version of the same glass (the Enoteca line, about $40 per glass on Amazon). “It’s like pleather and leather,” he said. “Do they look the same? Yes. But you know when you’re wearing the real thing.”
Shopping for wineglasses last month around New York and online, Mr. Marzovilla kept his eye on the price. At the high end, he favored a lovely set of stemless Aliseo glassware by NasonMoretti, found at Barneys New York (from $84 per glass). Made in Murano, Italy, the shimmery gold glasses sparkle when they catch the light. “This is a very expensive way to drink,” he said, describing the vessel as the “count and marquesa version” of the standard restaurant juice glass from which his father used to sip wine. They’re the glasses you buy, he observed, “because you can.”
At the low end, he endorsed stemless plastic wineglasses by Govino ($12.95 for four), which he found online. “Every home should have these for outdoors,” he said. “And if you have to use them indoors, it’s not the worst thing in the world.” At Crate & Barrel in SoHo, he gravitated toward the house styles Nora and Viv. At $10.95, Nora, he said, “feels better; it is thinner and lighter.” As for Viv, which was about half the price, he said, “If I come to your house and you hand me this glass, I’ll be thrilled. It looks great, and it’s five bucks.”
Your wine-loving friends can stay cool all year with these gifts designed for serving wine at its best
Wine Spectator - online December 7, 2012
The makers of the GoVino "go anywhere" plastic stemless wineglasses have been expanding their repertoire thanks to the success of the inexpensive, recyclable, shatterproof, flexible wine vessels. The stemless imperméables now come in both 12-ounce and 16-ounce $13 four-packs, as do a set of stemless 8-ounce sparkling wine flutes, but the best new addition to the family is the decanter. It holds 28 ounces, and because it's plastic, there's no concern about chucking it straight into an ice bucket, or even right into the snow on the back porch. As with all the GoVino products, however, be advised: If you put it in the dishwasher, your decanter will come out looking like something that escaped from a Salvador Dalì painting.—R.T.
TimeOut New York - online December, 2012
by Christopher Ross and Mari Uyehara
culinary presents in our food gift guide.
Elegant and practical, this unbreakable plastic decanter is also superaffordable.
Available at MoMA Store, locations throughout the city (momastore.org). $13.
Wall Street Journal - Europe Edition - online November, 2012
by Will Lyons
Govino Lightweight, Polymer Glasses, £10/€12
When drinking al fresco, there's no need to ruin your favorite tipple with a nasty plastic container. Made from a bisphenol A-free polymer,
these have a handy indent for your forefinger. Buying wine for the discerning collector is fraught with difficulty. First, you may not know
his or her taste. And even if you do, there is no guarantee your oenophile recipient will be satisfied with your choice. It could be an off
vintage from a favorite estate, a wine he deems too expensive to open or—worse—not expensive enough.
Compiling a wine collection is both a pleasurable and deeply personal affair. My advice for those looking to buy a gift for a wine-loving
friend is to steer clear of wine all together. Instead, I would opt for the world of wine accessories, which is constantly evolving and nearly
as fascinating as the drink itself. This year I have found a number of gifts for serving, opening, transporting and storing wine—
all guaranteed to delight the connoisseur.
Refinery29 - online November, 2012
by Sarah St. Lifer
Because, lets face it — the best kind of get-togethers are the ones that shun run-of-the-mill decor and those "entertainment essentials" we've spotted time and time again. Sure, no soirée is complete without a serving tray and tablecloth, but why should yours be just like your neighbor's? To combat fete fatigue, we've gathered 25 top-notch necessities that will knock your guests' socks off — all for less than $100. Staying festive on the cheap — now that's a real reason to celebrate!
50 Men's Gifts (Starting at $6!)
iVillage.com - online November, 2012
by Mark Mavrigian
We’ve unearthed a bunch of awesome stuff that won’t break the bank. There’s something for every guy on your gift list
Make A Toast
When picnics or tailgate celebrations call for wine and cocktails, banish the déclassé disposable cups. Instead, classic, stem-less 12-ounce tumblers crafted from shatterproof, food-safe BPA-free polymer come to the rescue, offering sturdiness, style, clarity, with no fear of breakage. The glasses are reusable and may be hand-washed, and once they do lose their sheen, recyclable.
Get it now: Wine/Cocktails Glasses $12.95 for a set of four at GovinoWine.com
Alsace Wine tasting features the govino 'go anywhere' wine glass.
The Off Duty Summer 50
Pack A Punch
Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition: June 9-10, 2012
by Kevin Sintumuang
The Glassware - Nothing wrong with ye olde Solo cup, but if you want to class it up a bit, get the elegant shatterproof glasses from GoVino shown above. $13 for 4, govinowine.com.
Skip the Glassware
Pack A Punch
Sunset Magazine - September 2012
Written by Jess Chamberlain, Photos by Coral Von Zumwal
"When we drink around the fireplace we use plastic wine glasses - pretty ones that won't break," Isabelle says.
$13 for 4, govinowine.com.
MUST HAVE BOX for AUGUST
PopSugar online: August, 2012
We are so excited to share what's in our POPSUGAR Must Have box for August! Even though Summer is coming to an end, we're still focusing on staying fit for relaxing afternoons by the pool and keeping our skin glowing and shine-free. We are also entertaining more at home with our favorite wine and scents that remind us of vacation.
govino Wine Glasses
We first came across govino wine glasses when looking for stylish stemware for outdoor parties, but they quickly became everyday staples. The govino glasses were actually the most popular item from our holiday gift guide show last year, and we couldn't wait to share them with all of you. They're shatterproof, but still look like crystal, and have a handy indentation to ensure that you won't drop your wine while mingling.
Newsday - City Edition - Thursday July 5, 2012
by Erica Marcus
How many times have you had to endure drinking good wine from bad glasses? Problem solved. The 16-ounce Go Anywhere glass from govino is made of a thin, crystalline plastic that feels (to your mouth) like fine stemware; it is both shatterproof and reusable. The company also makes a smaller 12-ounce glass and an 8-ounce Champagne flute. Boxes of four retail for about $13 at Stew Leonard’s (Carle Place and Farmingdale), White +One (Port Washington), Hamptons Wine Shoppe (Westhampton Beach), In Home (Sag Harbor) and Loaves & Fishes Cookshop (Bridgehampton) among local retailers, and online at govinowine.com and amazon.com.
New Glassware for Outdoor Boozing
Smart, sculptural and deceptively durable vessels
Food Republic Online: June, 2012
By Laura Neilson
To anyone who's graduated from the red and blue plastic cups from the corner bodega: your outdoor drinking horizons just broadened.In recent years, Govino's stemless dented wine glasses, cocktail tumblers and more recently, champagne flutes, have turned up everywhere from intimate picnics to outdoor food festivals. To that end, the brand's newest release, a lightweight wine decanter ($13), seems like a perfectly natural addition to the design-forward lineup. Besides filling it with the obvious, this makes a great vessel for sangria and other mixed tipples.
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Affordable ways to make you the best Secret Santa ever.
Lucky Magazine: December, 2011
They're shatterproof and have a neat little dent for your finger.
Three ways to avoid doing dishes
online: August 5, 2011
Packing wineglasses can be supremely tricky, with the inherent risk that your stemware will end up in a pile of shards at the bottom of your bag. So we turned to govino's shatterproof glassware and haven't looked back. And now with the debut of shatterproof flutes ($13), we can take celebratory toasts on the road as well.
The inside scoop on food in Los Angeles
Hollywood Bowl? Critic S. Irene Virbila says Govino for your wine
online: July 26, 2011
First designed as a way for traveling salesmen to always have a good glass to show their wines, they’re shatterproof and reusable. And they should make wine lovers happy campers at the Bowl or for any other picnic in the great outdoors.
The basic wine glass has won both the International Design Excellence Award Silver 2010 from the Industrial Designers Society of America and the Good Design Award 2010 from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
Wash by hand and store in their plastic bags, and they should last and last.
Know what else I just discovered? They make Champagne flutes too. So the next time the L.A. Philharmonic tunes up at the Hollywood Bowl, I’ll have a set of the flutes ready to go.
Pick up Govino wineglasses at your favorite wine shop for about $12.95 for a four-pack. Or order online at govinowine.com. For that big outdoor party, the site also sells boxes of 36 ($114.95) or 72 ($228.95) glasses or flutes.
5 Signs You're Not a Wine Snob
By Mary Orlin - The WineFashionista- Online - July 2011
You drink wine out of a tumbler or a plastic cup. Wine snobs insist on "proper" glasses with stems. The über-snobs insist on a varietal specific glass. Seeing someone grab the bowl instead of the stem freaks them out. The heat of your hand will warm up the wine, but not so much as to make it undrinkable. I love serving and drinking wine from tumblers or stemless wine glasses. What I do is hold the glass by the rim to swirl it which keeps my hand from warming the wine.
Plastic cups are especially practical in the summer for picnics or backyard grilling. There's a line of stemless plastic wine glasses from GoVino that look just like Riedel O stemless glasses. GoVino just introduced stemless plastic Champagne flutes. Not worrying about breakage trumps fancy wine glasses any day.
Another Voice at the Table: Your Plates.
By MARIANNE ROHRLICH - Published: June 17, 2011
If it’s sparkling dinner-table conversation the happy couple is after, maybe they should let the dishes and glasses do the talking, too. These conversation pieces lend an edge to a setting that gold rims and floral motifs could never match. Some dinnerware and glassware come printed with standard sayings; others may be custom-ordered with whatever image, witticism or wise words fit your style. All will elicit a smile (or a smirk).
Who needs fancy Champagne flutes? There are clear reusable plastic ones by Govino that reflect the color and aromatics of the drink much like crystal. The glasses, created for use at professional wine tastings, are priced to buy in quantity. A set of four is $12.95, a box of 36 is $114.95 from govinowine.com. They can also be ordered from cooperhewittshop.org, 212-849-8355.
Decor Tips for Stylish Summer Backyard Parties - Grab These Glasses
Outdoor entertaining doesn't have to mean plastic cups, paper plates and the usual tiki torches.
Entertaining expert Liza Utter shares her tips for throwing a simple yet sophisticated backyard bash - July 20, 2011
I am a huge fan of Govino stemless multipurpose wine glasses - love, love these fabulous glasses made from recyclable and reusable polymer. Not only are they chic, they are perfect for wine, beer, cocktails or lemonade. And they even have a nice thumb indent so they are easier to hold.
Take A Tumbler
Stemless glasses are all the rage. True, they knock wine off its pedestal, but they're harder to spill, easier to wash, and, if you opt for plastic, nearly impossible to break.
Reusable. Shatterproof. Recyclable. Govino is the ultimate go-anywhere wine glass that was originally created as a trade tool to help wine salespeople showcase their wines whenever and wherever proper stemware wasn’t accessible. They would eventually see a bigger need in the consumer market and voila, you have govino.
Their latest creation is the govino flute. Made of polymer, bubbly can now be enjoyed anywhere without the worries of breaking glasses.
Superior outdoor sipping with crystal-like plastic glassware
by Nicholena Moon in Design on 13 June 2011 - online
Nothing kills the buzz of a drink outdoors more than the chunky rim of a plastic cup at your lips. Refining the concept with a few Dieter Rams-worthy design principles, Govino's reusable wine glasses and champagne flutes, made from BPA-free, shatterproof polymer, keep al fresco sipping safe while upping the overall experience. Reflecting wine's color and aroma more like crystal, the streamlined design not only adds elegance lacking from standard party cups, but a thumb indentation helps prevent them from slipping out of hands easily.
Govino glasses, designed to withstand temperatures up to 160°,can be washed and used again instead of tossed out like most alternatives. Each food-safe four-pack sells online for $13.
Martha Stewart Toasts with govino
Martha Stewart raises a ginger margarita in a govino 'go anywhere' wine glass.
click here to watch the video.
Fashion Week Wine Accessories in New York
Plus, a six-digit wine theft in Los Angeles, and the Grammy Award wines go green
Posted Online February 17, 2011
Unfiltered makes no pretense of being a fashion plate—more like a fashion cafeteria tray—but that doesn’t keep us from checking up on New York Fashion Week, which is reliably short on solid food but long on wine and the beautiful people who love to drink it while checking out the new threads on the runway. This year, New Zealand’s Kim Crawford is the official wine sponsor of Fashion Week and, in a true display of good design sense, they’re dispensing their wines into recyclable, shatterproof GoVino “glasses.” It’s not easy to hold onto crystal stemware while simultaneously air-kissing your frenemies, re-applying lip gloss, clutching a tiny accessory dog and elbowing your way to the front row, so cheers to GoVino, which is making sure that names are the only things that get dropped alongside the runway.
Last year’s wine capers mostly involved stealth vintners shearing grapes off vines in Washington and the Languedoc and making away with them under cover of darkness. This past week, however, detectives near Los Angeles arrested two ne’er-do-wells who employed a scheme further down the production chain—they hopped into a Robert Mondavi semi-truck while the drivers were taking a snack break and drove off with 1,000 cases of Cabernet Napa Valley 2007 all bottled up and ready to sell ... which they tried to do in a parking lot. Yes, the perps had some $500,000 worth of a luxury good, but about zero understanding of the finer points of black marketing. Add wine to the list of things you should never buy out of a parking lot—along with just about everything else.
The Grammy awards joined up with ReCORK this year, a cork recycling organization. Only wines sealed with natural corks were served during the awards ceremony, and not one cork pulled at the event went unrecycled. The discarded Grammy corks will go to SOLE, a Canadian company that specializes in footwear made from cork. Imagine that: You too can wear shoes that came from a Grammy winner’s table.
Shopping With Seth Box - Champagne Glasses
As director of education for Moët Hennessy USA, Seth Box is responsible for spreading the word about his company’s spirits, wines and Champagnes — including Dom Pérignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Moët et Chandon and Ruinart — to as many people as possible. Simply put: he regularly takes people out for drinks. Champagne, he says, shouldn’t be saved for a special occasion. “It’s embarrassing that we, as a country, drink as little Champagne as we do,” Mr. Box said. “Because it’s so much fun, tastes delicious and makes people happy.” Like most Champagne aficionados, he has definite opinions about the glass in which it should be served.
“If you’re someone who appreciates the nuances and finer aspects of Champagnes, the glass is really important,” he said. He said that while flutes are “great for presentation and showcase bubbles beautifully, from the tasting standpoint, the shape isn’t ideal.” He prefers a shape that is a combination of a white-wine glass and a Champagne glass — one with a bulbous bottom and a narrower top. “You want something with a wineglass on the bottom, to capture the aromas,” he said, which “then tapers up a bit so you focus those aromas on the nose.”
With the holiday entertaining season in high gear, Mr. Box spent a recent morning searching for Champagne-worthy glassware. At Baccarat, on Madison Avenue, he found the Remy stems “boring, but perfect: the bowl will capture the aromas and then focus around the back, and you can hold it without mucking up the glass.” The Vega Flutissimo would probably not be a top pick for sommeliers, but he liked it “because it reminds us that Champagne is also about an aesthetic,” he said. “And the blue crystal adds a touch which is reminiscent of more classic times.” Nearby, at Lalique, he picked the Facet Champagne flute. “If you’re going to do classic, do this,” he said. “It’s a gorgeous flute.” Online, he found one of his favorites, the Spiegelau Hybrid. “The deep bowl and larger size allow the Champagne to aerate while still maintaining a sleek look,” he said.
He also liked Govino’s stemless shatterproof design, pointing out that its shape works for many wines and Champagnes, and its price ($12 for four) won’t break the bank.
Ultimately, though, the glass is secondary, he said: “Drink Champagne in anything. If it makes you happy to drink it out of a water cup or a cool little Italian country glass, go for it. Just drink, and be happy.”
Silver Winner - Home Living Category
The govino "go anywhere wine glass" allows for enjoyment of fine wine in settings where breakable glass is not allowed or fine stemware is not available. The stemless, unbreakable "glass" is not made of glass at all, but from a flexible, BPA-free, odorless polymer, which reflects a wine's color and projects its aromatics much like expensive crystal. Designed into the glass is an ergonomic 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 glass is shatterproof, reusable and 100% recyclable, and also works for other cold beverages as well.
Credits: Boyd Willat and Joseph T. Perrulli of govino™ / By the Glass
govino is the Best Unbreakable!
Written by Nicole Sforza
It looks like glass but is actually a special crystal-clear reusable plastic, with a thumb notch that makes it easy to hold. Virtually indestructible, it’s great for rowdy crowds. Hand wash.
Govino Wins Silver Award
Online June 2010
Govino announced today that the govino wine glass received a Silver International Design Excellence Award.
As the jurors recognized, govino is an elegant and innovative take on the traditional wine glass.
It is a new brand of stem-less wine glass, giving both the wine consumer and the wine industry a shatterproof wine glass that looks and performs like hand-blown crystal but at a fraction of the price.
The govino wine glass is made of a high-quality, proprietary, food/pharmaceutical safe BPA-free PETG, which reflects the wine's color and aromatics much like crystal.
The composition makes govino totally recyclable, but better yet govino is reusable.
The ergonomic thumb-notch makes wine swirling easy and allows for a comfortable wine-drinking experience.
Summer parties often mean wine -- good wine in bad plastic glasses. The solution? These shatterproof glasses by Govino were designed for wine-lovers. They're made from a special kind of polymer that helps keep the bouquet intact. They also have a little indentation for your thumb, to help you swirl your vino before you sip. In June, the glasses won a design excellence award from the Industrial Design Society of America in the "home living" category. The glasses are reusable but need to be hand-washed. After an extended period of time, toss them in the recycle bin. Glasses stand 4.4 inches high. Set of 4, $12. Get them in the gift shop of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth.
[In My Neighborhood] Barnsdall Summer Fridays
OLIVE HILL—Summer in Los Angeles means the Hollywood Bowl, Disneyland and the beach. But more recently summer is also known for “Barnsdall Fridays”. Every Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day weekend, Barnsdall Art Foundation and Silverlake Wine host wine tasting at the top of Olive Hill on the west lawn of the Hollyhock House. For $20 you can imbibe four wines (usually white, rose and two reds) and for an additional $15, you can tour Hollyhock House, built between 1919 and 1921 by Frank Lloyd Wright for independent oil heiress and patron of the arts, Aline Barnsdall.
Barnsdall was Wright’s first Los Angeles project. He called it California “Romanza”—a musical term meaning “freedom to make one’s own form.” Barnsdall enlisted Wright to build a theatre colony and artists’ community. Now, it is owned by the city of Los Angeles and promotes artistic endeavors through the non-profit Barnsdall Art Foundation.
On Fridays, families and couples bring baskets of food and blankets sprawl out on the vast lawn overlooking the city. The deejay spins music and everyone watches the sun set. If you don’t bring your own food, there’s gourmet gastronomy off of trendy L.A. Street Food trucks: Let’s Be Frank (healthy nitrate free dogs), Cool Haus (great ice cream sandwiches with your choice of flavor and cookie sandwich) or Dosssa Truck (Indian Masala dishes). Each offers a good alternative to the picnic basket. Silverlake Wine provides Govino Wine and ecco-friendly, reusable glasses that you can take home. They even have a thumb indentation to help steady the glass.
Tickets must be bought in advance online (there’s an additional 90 cent service charge). The Hollyhock tour sells out, so book ahead. Proceeds benefit the Barnsdall Art Foundation.
For information: click here visit the Barnsdall page
Go Anywhere Glass
From Ready Made Magazine, June/July 2010
by Alexa Fornoff
Photographed by Levi Brown
Shatterproof, reusable, recyclable, and easy on the eyes, a Govino wine glass satisfies your outdoor stemware needs. Sure, it's not actually crystal, but the polymer will sparkle and perform just like it's fancier counterparts. A strategically placed thumb notch helps with grip. Cheers to that! $12 or a set of four, govinowine.com
Life's a Picinic
From Town & Country Magazine, print June 2010
Edited by Melinda Page
Photographed and styled by Anita Calero
The Summer's Best repasts are those that are taken outdoors. Enhance the experience with the right accessories, and enjoy nature's banquet.
The problem with fine stemware is that it cracks like a lightbulb at the slightest ding. These shatterproof wonders solve that problem with a sturdy polymer composition—while flattering your drink the way crystal does. When they lose their luster, just recycle them and buy more. (Govino wineglasses, $3 each, govinowine.com)
The 2009 Holiday Gift Guide
FromSavuer, online December, 2009
Spruce up an outdoor dinner or happy hour with Govino's shatterproof wine glasses. These stemless vessels are an unbreakable and unbeatable way to enjoy wine during a picnic, and are even easier to handle than glass because of their ergonomic thumb notches. $11.95 for a set of four.
By Robert Taylor
From Wine Spectator magazine, September 30, 2008 issue
Sometimes it seems as if "new and improved" wineglasses hit the shelves on a weekly basis. But the new GoVino "go anywhere" wineglass does indeed bring something new to the table.
First of all, it's not a wineglass at all—it's made of thermoplastic polymer resin. For those not wearing a lab coat, that's plastic that does not impart any aromas and reflects a liquid's—in this case, wine's—color and aromatics in much the same way as crystal.
The shatterproof, flexible GoVino stemless wine vessel (www.govinowine.com; $3 each) provides an alternative to drinking from waxy paper, flimsy plastic or environmentally unsound Styrofoam cups anywhere that delicate crystal stemware is not an option—think barbecues, picnics and pool parties.
Holiday Gifts on a Budget
These seven perfect presents for the wine and food lover on your list offer form, function and fiscal good cheer
4th December 2008
by Robert Taylor
Belts are tightening around the world, but that shouldn't stop you from brightening the holiday season for that special wine lover in your life. We've compiled some of the best wine gifts we've come across this year, with an emphasis on value. Most of the gift ideas listed here are priced at less than $20, promising that both your present's recipient and your accountant will have something to smile about.
GoVino ($3 each; govinowine.com) Sometimes it seems as if "new and improved" wineglasses hit the shelves on a weekly basis. But the new GoVino "go anywhere" wineglass does indeed bring something new to the table.
First of all, it's not a glass at all—it's made of thermoplastic polymer resin. For those not wearing a lab coat, that's plastic that does not impart any aromas and reflects a liquid's—in this case, wine's—color and aromatics in much the same way as crystal.
The shatterproof, flexible GoVino stemless wine vessel provides an alternative to drinking from waxy paper, flimsy plastic or environmentally unsound Styrofoam cups anywhere that delicate crystal stemware is not an option—think barbecues, picnics and pool parties. GoVino's glasses are also reusable, dishwasher safe and 100 percent recyclable.
Picnicking Supplies: Wine glasses
20th August 2009
by Evan Kleinman
You don't have to drink wine out of a paper cup anymore. Introducing shatterproof, plastic wine glasses from Govino that look like crystal. Some KCRW subscribers picked up a four-pack in our recent pledge drive. They're perfect for picnicking or at the Hollywood Bowl. The only drawback is they're not stackable, but they do have a place for your thumb (see the notch?). And, they're recyclable, which is always good.
The GOODS - "When Summer Beckons the Picnet Basket Hears the Call"
No More Tipsy-Topsy!
19th July 2009
by Barbara Mahany
The only question here is: Why didn't we think of this? A wine glass that dares you to knock it over. It has ditched the stem. It has done away with the glass (it's shatterproof and recyclable). It even has a thumb imprint so you get a better grip.
Wine on the Beach
by Ray Isle - Wine Editor
It's that time of year here in NYC where people decamp every Friday afternoon for the Hamptons, the sort of beachy destination that can either be a breezy, charming getaway or a socialite-ridden horrorshow, depending on how you play it. But no matter which you prefer, beach destinations pose that annual quandary—glassware and bare feet. Running barefoot over broken Riedels isn't my idea of fun, but drinking premier cru Chablis out of a styrofoam cup isn't either (though, given the choice, I'll take the styro-Chablis over the shredded feet).
That's why I'm fond of these nifty stemless plastic wine glasses from govino (see below). They're not offensive to the eye, they're easy to clean, they're recycleable (why not), and they do not contain "bisphenol-A," whatever that is. Whew. More to the point, they're convenient and they're cheap—$2.99 apiece. I mentioned them in my segment on beach-safe wines on Weekend Today a couple of weeks ago, but I thought they were worthy of a mention here as well.
'Crystal' That's Shatter-Free
23 April 2009
by Marianne Rohrlich
Govino, a new stemless wine glass, looks like crystal but isn't. The glass, which was originally created for wine tastings by Boyd Willat, a product designer, and Joseph Perrulli, a former wine wholesaler, is made of pharmaceutical-grade plastic, so it is unbreakable, reusable and recyclable after many uses. A notch makes it comfortable to hold, and a moat in the bottom allows for swirling. Available in a set of four, for $12, at the shop at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street (Fifth Avenue), (212) 849-8355, or at www.govinowine.com.
For anyone who has ever crushed a glass in a picnic basket, here’s what you’ve been waiting for: Govino.These generously sized (16-ounce) tumbler-style wine glasses are made of food-safe, pharmaceutical-grade polymer—that’s recyclable plastic (type 1) to most of us.
The plastic glass curves in your hand (bend your brain around that one!) and is designed to reflect a wine’s color and aromatics much like crystal. It has an ergonomic thumb notch on one side for slip-proof swirling and sipping. Recyclable and reusable, Govinos are shatterproof. Drop ‘em, toss ‘em and take ‘em poolside, they are good to, uh, go ... Govino. Nice name.
I love wine glasses: Goblets, short tumblers, intricate Czech versions. I have so much glassware in fact, that it takes up exactly 1/3 of all of my cabinet space. That is 1/3 of ALL of the cabinet space in my kitchen. It probably makes me look like an alcoholic, but I don't care (I don't cook anyway, so who needs pots and pans!). When I was browsing through the Cooper Hewitt Design Shop the other week, I happened across these, and I've been thinking about them ever since. (To avoid impulse buys in this particular category, I always make myself wait a few days before pulling the trigger.) They're actually made from durable plastic—they were designed for wine professionals to take to trade shows to showcase their wares—and will theoretically last forever. The random thumb indent is pretty awesome, though the most genius part is that a set of four just costs $12.
Govino Wine Glasses - Chic, stemless, plastic
12 February 2009
GoVino plastic wine glasses (www.govinowine.com) solve many problems-no longer will you accidentally break the stem off a wine glass while animatedly telling a story. Instead, you can clutch the chic stemless plastic glass, toss it to the ground and only suffer some lost wine rather than the glass itself. (The indentation on the side makes for an even firmer grip.) Although hugely popular on the open market, they were originally designed exclusively for professional wine tasters. All good things should be shared, so now you too can get yourself a set. These 16-ounce glasses go for $2.99 apiece. Even if you did break one, for the price of a grande Starbucks coffee, you can replace it.-Denise Shoukas
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Govino Wine Glasses
By CH Contributor, Ariston Anderson, 4 February 2009
We've broken more wine glasses than we care to remember. And forget about putting out the good stuff at parties, but drinking wine out of a plastic cup kills the taste. However, not all plastic cups are created equally. Made of shatterproof thermoplastic polymer resin, Govino wine glasses are designed just like crystal stemless ware. And like crystal, there is no leaching that might alter the body and aroma of the wine. Better still, a handy thumb notch provides the perfect level for a pour.
After extended use, the glasses are meant to be recycled. They're perfect for entertaining guests, taking on the roof or anywhere else you wouldn't take the breakables. Purchase a four-pack for $12 on the Govino site.
Discovery: Govino Plastic Wineglasses
By Lynne Char Bennett
From the San Francisco Chronicle, Friday January 9th 2009
Reusable but eventually recyclable, tulip-shaped Govino wineglasses are stemless and perfect for picnics, outdoor parties or wherever wine meets the outdoors.
Govino - made from a sturdy and unbreakable food-safe thermoplastic polymer resin - behaves more like crystal than a thin disposable plastic cup. Govino's shape allows plenty of swirling and a thumb indentation helps provide a secure grip, which could be handy if you're at a rowdy gathering.
Each 16-ounce glass can be filled to exactly 6 ounces if you pour to the midpoint of the thumb notch. Hand wash recommended.Individual glasses, $2.50-$3; four-packs, $12.
Available at Oakville Grocery, both outposts of PlumpJack Wines and at govinowine.com.
For me, September means hoarding as much Summer produce as possible before it's gone and savoring each day of beautiful weather — while we still have it— with pool parties, picnics, and fireside campouts. On the social front, this month also brings more political banter as we approach the presidential election. Here are five of my essentials for September.
These stemless, plastic Govino wine glasses ($11.96 for four) bring elegance anywhere — we even saw them at the Outside Lands music festival!
Picnic perfect LA TImes article - March 26, 2008
This tulip-shaped, stemless glass is elegant yet shatterproof.
It's the dilemma of the picnic season: go with glassware for that bottle of Beaujolais, or play it safe with disposables? This reusable plastic glass offers a practical solution. The tulip-shaped, stemless glass is elegant yet shatterproof -- so you can wedge it between the salumi and cheese without worries. Eating with your fingers? No problem. There's a handy thumb indention so slightly slippery hands can keep a grip.
-- Jenn Garbee
Get a grip: Govino wine glasses have a handy dent. Made of plastic, they’re unbreakable and reusable.
Photo by: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times
govino June 18th, 2008 - The Press Democrat, Dan Berger
"The 16-ounce, thumb-notched, stemless wonder has a brilliant design since
it is tulip-shaped and thus ideal for swirling, which is mandatory for fine
...the "glass" works like a charm with almost no drawbacks. When filled to
the thumb indentation, it holds 6 ounces or so and is large enough to swirl
for maximum aromatic impact. It is also fine in the top rack of the
dishwasher, virtually unbreakable and remains crystal clear after many
I Am a Plastic Cup July 9, 2008 - Daily Candy San Francisco
GoVino Wine Glasses
sip it real good!
These days, you could get beat down for claiming that plastic is fantastic. But you’ll never turn your back on AmEx — buy handbag now, pay later? Yes, indeedy.
Another exception? GoVino plastic wine glasses.
The snazzy, unbreakable goblets were originally created by industry pros for wine tasting. But when designers Joseph Perrulli (Napa local and wine aficionado) and Boyd Willat (Sensa pen creator) realized that their product was in public demand, they began selling to specialty stores, and now the stemless tumblers are flying off shelves.
Each one holds up to sixteen ounces and has a convenient indention for gripping your libation. Plus, at $2.50 apiece, you can stock up without breaking the bank.
Proving that sometimes plastic does make perfect.
New Product - Calgary Herald - Sunday, May 18, 2008
Most wine lovers, of course, prefer to drink their vino from glass -- preferably expensive crystal.
But if you're on a picnic or camping, it doesn't make financial sense to pack the Riedel, even if you're planning to drink something great. But drinking out of a big clunky plastic cup? Yuk. And Styrofoam? Even worse.
That's where the new Govino wine tumblers come in handy. First, they're plastic, a pharmacy-grade shatterproof plastic that's recyclable (where facilities exist) and -- knock on wood -- doesn't contain any nasty stuff. They're also affordable -- about $3 a tumbler. And believe it or not, they're actually quite sexy, at least for a plastic glass. They have thin rims, and they look a bit like the stemless Riedel tumblers. Look for them at Bin 905 or, if you're heading to the Okanagan, at Mission Hill Estate Winery. Or check out govinowine.com for more information.
-- Shelley Boettcher