What’s New: Recycled Wine Bottle Platters

An eco-friendly, color-coded way to indulge your love of fermentation

 


The cheese stands alone, but as we all know, it would much rather hang out with wine. Here’s a cute, eco-friendly product that fosters their chemistry: recycled wine bottle platters.
 

We found these poking around Uncommon Goods, a very browse-worthy online source for gadgets and gizmos that can upgrade the average kitchen to cute, quaint, even efficient. The wine bottle platter lands pretty squarely in the “quaint” realm, with a dash of practicality to boot.


Platter image via Uncommon Goods

It’s a simple idea: 100% recycled glass in the shape of wine bottles that come in either red (Bordeaux) or white (Chardonnay). But there’s more to it than cleverly contorted, repurposed glass—though for some of us, that might be enough of a selling point; just hang the bottles up by a window and enjoy beaming, colored sunlight. But for the millions upon millions of wine and cheese lovers, i.e. Snooth readers, the most practical use is the wine and cheese party.

 

Not only does each tray come with a cheese knife/spreader, but the color-coded bottle-shaped platters mean you can serve your cheeses according to what they pair best with, so there’s less guess-work and almost no need for instruction or labeling. (Which is to say, get out there and mingle.)

 

Just bought a wedge of Roquefort? Stick it on the white platter and leave your guests to sample the magic when that sharp, salty, creamy bleu cheese meets Sauternes. Find yourself in possession of a lively Lambrusco?  Head out to your local Italian deli and grab a hunk of quality Parmiggiano-Reggiano, a quarter pound of prosciutto, and maybe a few fresh figs. Assemble on your dashing red wine bottle platter and set out for general, rapid consumption. 

 

The only drawbacks: it requires hand washing, and—according to some customer feedback—it’s fragile, meaning it can break in shipping.  The good news? It’s pretty cheap, just $18 per, and it makes good use of the millions upon millions of empty wine bottles that end up in recycling bins every weekend (and a few weekdays).


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