I love a good insulated mug or bottle. One can be used for water to reduce plastic, for a morning coffee to keep it warm while traveling, or for iced tea to keep it cold on these hot summer days. Luckily, they can also work well to keep wine at the perfect temperature and ready to drink.
I currently use a 30-ounce Yeti for my iced tea, and a 12-ounce Corkcicle stemless tumbler for my white wines in the summer months. But I was just introduced to the Purist bottle. I was gifted the 10-ounce Maker with the Scope Top to test out and was pretty impressed.
So, with all of the insulated drinking vessels on the market today, it’s important to know what makes each of them different. With the Purist products, the inside stainless steel is infused with silicon dioxide to create a smooth glass-like finish. Most of the other stainless products seem smooth, but with a closer look, I can see tiny bumps. As it ends up, those tiny imperfections hold a bit of staining colors and even flavors. The inside of most bottles will hold a hint of flavor from the coffee in the morning when you want hydrating water in the afternoon.
The glass-like smooth surface of Purist bottles means a simple rinse will ensure no residual flavors when you switch from one beverage to another. I certainly don’t want my evening chilled Texas Albariño wine to taste like my afternoon iced tea!
There are three sizes of bottles. 10-ounce Maker, 18-ounce Mover, and 32-ounce Founder. There are also three different lids. The Element Top is a leak-proof screw top with a handle. Union Top screws into place, has a handle, and a drinking spout. And the Scope Top is a screw top that rotates to provide a smooth drinking surface all the way around without searching for the drinking spout. That may seem like a strange feature, but I liked the scope lid. There are seven colors available, and Rush is a perfect red-wine hue that matches our new Texas Wine Lover vinyl stickers!