Admittedly I've been sitting on this review for a lot longer than usual because really I wanted to figure out what to say and how to say it. I have a friend who loves her Vino2Go from The Product Farm. I like to call it "mommy's sippy cup" because guess what? I'm a bit of a wino, and I like to pretend my kids are the reason why I like to drink. So anyway, my friend has a Vino2Go and loves it, and of course I wanted one because I'm a wreck and spill just about anything liquid, especially my wine.
"Enjoy wine on-the-go while tailgating or while relaxing at the pool in style. The Vino2Go is a SAN acrylic plastic wine sippy cup - with clear benefits over the standard wine glass in many situations. It's lid design prevents spills on choppy oceans or while carting down the golf court. Vino on your wedding day with with less chance of ruining your white wedding dress or black tux! Keep bugs and dirt from getting in your wine while relaxing at the beach or in the garden... keep your wine cool for longer by insulating the exterior wall from the interior drink compartment." ~ The Product Farm
The product itself is pretty ingenious. It looks like a plastic encased wine glass with a lid. How is that concept not awesome? The pool in my condo complex allows non-breakable containers for alcohol and I thought that this would be absolutely perfect. And, for the most part it is. I even had the chance to tell a friend of mine who lives in the complex about The Product Farm and Vino2Go. She had been asking about them, and I could recount my first hand experience. Unfortunately I couldn't only say nice things about it, which REALLY is a bummer. I wanted to love the Vino2Go. I REALLY did. (I don't think you have any idea how excited I was about this thing, but you may be able to tell from my bug-eyed scary-smile photo.)
When my sippy cup arrived I immediately unboxed it and poured in as much wine as it could hold. (Holds 8oz in case you were curious.) I had requested the Perky Purple because obviously purple is my favorite color. So, I'm drinking out of my mommy sippy cup completely happy as a clam. It's not leaking when I take a sip. It stands up without feeling wobbly. It feels comfortable to hold. And really, I just feel like a cool bad-ass. Then I did the final test. I closed the mouth piece, and tipped it.... OMG IT LEAKED. Now, I'm not sure if this is a product flaw in general, or if there was just a bad batch. I'm kind of thinking product flaw because The Product Farm was AMAZING and sent me another because I had complained about the first one leaking. But... that one leaked too. (That's why I took so long to get this review written... I really wasn't sure what to say.) Typically, if I hate a product, I'll just not write about it.... but I don't hate this product, and that's where the write up gave me some issues.
I think the Vino2Go is a fantastic concept, and I still feel like a super cool kid when I use it. Yup, I still use it. "Nee ner nee ner, look what I have!" But, at the same time I'm so bummed the mouth piece leaked on both cups. It's not a huge deal, really, because how many people are going to tip their glasses over like that and get upset about a few drips coming out? But, at the same time if you're going to advertise it saving your wedding dress in the product description, the lid really needs to be leak proof. I expect it to leak a little from the air hole, but when the mouth piece is 100% closed.... nothing should be coming out (IMO). Otherwise, if you don't mind a few dribbles coming out if you tip it over, it's really a fun product that almost borderlines useful novelty. It definitely works for pool-side fun, and that's what I'd use it for anyway. Plus, if I'm using it around my house it'll at least keep any spills to a minimum if my spawn get their sticky fingers on my Vino2Go.
*I received the above mentioned product free of charge from The Product Farm in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.