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Backpacker Magazine – May 2008
A hiker cannot live on water alone. Next time out, try these coffee, tea, and wine updgrades.
Status quo Heavy glass bottles; wine made underwhelming by decanting into a water bottle
Upgrade Pack-friendly wines "bottled" in durable, lightweight paper packaging
Efficient Two innovative wineries now offer vino in one-liter, streamlined, twist-cap boxes (threethieves.com, frenchrabbit.com). We like the collapsible and recyclable cardboard containers, but we also like that wine in a box tastes this good. French Rabbit's pinot noir goes great with salmon or pasta ($10). Going solo? Both vineyards produce juice-box-size containers; each holds two glasses of wine (4-pack, $10).
Classy Add practical sophistication with Lexan wine glasses ($6 each, gsioutdoors.com). Their stems unscrew for easy storage in a pot or pack.