I know, I know, this isn’t exactly about helping me cook. But wine is often a part of my meals and as such, it’s relevant. Sorta.
I first saw this product listed on Go Green Travel Green’s excellent write-up about Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottles. Before you read any further, check out their review which lists more than just the wine carafe noted here.
What caught my eye was quite simply the word "wine". I admit, after looking into it the Klean Kanteen Karafe (they’re Krafty with names, aren’t they?) is nothing more than their standard 27oz water bottle. Doing the math, or just reading the label, shows that 27oz=800ml for those of us in the USA. And 800ml is just over the 750ml of a standard wine bottle!
No more worries abut broken glass on hikes! Yes, that’s my biggest plus for this already existing, but newly exciting product. I also figure I can use it the next morning filled with water taken from a stream and sterilized with the Steripen, so right there it’s WAY better than lugging back an empty wine bottle. Plus you can throw on the Loop Cap to make carrying it much easier than carrying a wine bottle.
But wait! There’s more! It comes in either a merlot color (ostensibly for red wine) and the standard unpainted stainless steel (great for white wine). And now the for the big kicker, the best improvement in the wine carafe industry in probably over 1000 years, or more: The bottle has a language decoder on the back listing the printed word for wine in English, Chinese, Finnish, Tahitian, Arabic, Luxemburgish (I kid you not), Japanese, Portuguese, Dutch and Italian. Why French is not listed, I’m not sure.
Some other features:
- Dishwasher safe
- BPA and toxin free
- no inner lining
- shatterproof, durable & lightweight
- never retains or leaches flavors
The Klean Kanteen Karafe may be a bit of a gimmicky update to an already existing water bottle, but you have to give them credit on the coolness of it. Heck, I’ll probably buy one. Opss! Just did!