This versatile summer tote is a wine lover’s dream—and it’s currently on sale.

By Jessica Leigh Mattern
Updated May 20, 2019
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No matter what you plan to do with your summer—vacations to the beach, picnics with friends, or lazy afternoons spent by the pool—this trusty tote bag will ensure you have everything you need for winederful time.

This roomy, striped tote may look like your typical beach bag or cotton canvas purse, but the nautical-looking carryall actually has a secret, insulated compartment and pouch that can hold up to two bottles of wine. Open up its side flap, which is secured with a magnetic clasp, and you can pour yourself a glass with the bag’s built-in spigot. With room for all of your essentials and a series of cute designs to choose from, it’s no wonder Amazon shoppers and wine lovers are calling it the “best invention ever.”

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To buy: $45 (was $50); amazon.com.

Here’s how it works: Before you head out for your next summer adventure, take the included wine bladder out of the bag and fill it up with your favorite vino (or any drink, for that matter!). Once it’s full, screw the lid on, and place it back in the insulated compartment. Then pack whatever else you want to bring—a towel, your summer reading, phone, wallet, keys, and a portable wine glass or two, of course!

Whenever you’re ready for a little red, white, or rosé, just open up the discrete flap and turn the spigot for a mess-free pour. Your wine will stay cool for several hours—and even longer if you include an ice pack. Just be prepared to share because everyone who catches you filling a glass will be asking for a sip.

“This bag is fabulous,” one reviewer wrote. “Not only does it allow you to bring wine incognito, it actually has useful space for all of your other items. I can’t begin to tell you how many compliments I have received and all the demos I have had to do for people because they wanted to know how it all worked. Great product. [I] even use it for the beach and parks when not bringing wine.”

“The bag is beautiful and very high quality,” another chimed in. “I love the separate compartment for the wine, so I still have room for other things. There is also enough room in the compartment for a bottle and a half of wine plus an ice pack to keep it all cool for a full day at the beach. A great find—would buy again!”

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To buy: $70; amazon.com.

PortoVino also makes all sorts of wine purses in a variety of fabrics, styles, and colors including versatile backpacks, messenger bags (hello, perfect Father’s Day gift!), and even “Double Pour” wine purses with two spigots and pouches. The brand’s “classic” vegan leather wine purse, which comes in six pretty shades, and its “city” wine tote, which comes in seven colors, are both great options for those looking for a stylish bag they can use beyond the summer.

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To buy: $50; amazon.com.

While the tote’s wine pouch may need to be replaced at some point, (PortoVino sells refill bags on Amazon), the brand says you can give the wine bladder a quick rinse and use it again. Until then you’ll have everything you need for your most winetastic summer yet!