Wine Hotel

Best Wine Totes, March 2007
 
When you move from Two Buck Chuck to $60 bottles of Far Niente, it’s gauche to carry them in a grocery bag to your box seats at the Hollywood Bowl. Most wine stores offer utilitarian nylon totes, but the Wine Hotel has a wider, more stylish selection. The canvas-and-leather “Vinaferro,” for instance, resembles a Coach bag on wheels. The “Laguiole” has room for two bottles as well as wine tools, which include a thermometer and a drip collar that will guarantee a delicious sip before the first note of Beethoven’s Ninth.