It’s long been a known fact that wine attracts bugs, gnats, fruit flies and other unwanted invaders. There’s even reference in scripture to the practice of straining gnats out of wine (Matthew 23 : 24). Setting aside a glass of wine has even been recommended for isolating gnats at outdoor gatherings. Of the estimated 48 million U.S. adults who call themselves wine drinkers, most occasionally enjoy a glass of wine in some outdoor venue. When they do, they have probably experienced having their glass of wine invaded and ruined by a gnat, mosquito, bug or debris. It happens…all the time!
The only solution is to prevent the intruders from entering the glass in the first place. How? Currently, wine drinkers improvise by using cocktail napkins, or if it’s breezy, maybe a paper plate, cd case, paperback book, coaster, coffee saucer or upside down coffee filter. The problem is, none of these items are reliable for the purpose. They’re either too light and get blown off, or uneven so they let gnats in anyway, or too heavy or unstable and can damage the glass, or they’re too dense or solid, so the glass begins to sweat inside and it sours the wine.
The solution is the Wine-Tapa wine glass cover. It’s made of hard plastic, is a little over 4 inches in diameter and about a half-inch deep. Its center is a 2-inch diameter opening, consisting of very dense stainless steel mesh. Its underside contains an inch-wide foam rubber gasket around the outer perimeter. This gasket serves basically three purposes:
This is especially important, because it allows the Wine-Tapa to be produced in one size. Because the gasket is an inch wide, it can accommodate wine glasses whose rims are from two to four inches in diameter. Importantly, the center opening on the wine cover allows the wine to continue to breathe and decant, without allowing any unwanted intrusion. This little wine glass topper is discreet, attractive and most of all functional! Never worry about getting bugs in your wine again!
Please contact us for more information about our wine tapas and how to purchase them. We look forward to speaking with you soon!