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Wine and Gourmet Soda to Go

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Often when traveling the only portable drink options seem to be cheap wine packed in cardboard boxes or sodas loaded with sugar. Those looking for quality portable beverages to carry along when on the go might want to check out these three options.

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Bandit Wines
The full bodied taste of this wines defies the typical perception of box wines as these wines have a taste commonly associated with more expensive bottled wines. These wines come in 1 liter and 500 milliliter sizes with light earth-friendly packaging that enables one to take along a bottle of wine to a picnic or other outdoor gathering without fear of the bottle breaking. The top easily screws off, thus eliminating the need to pack along a corkscrew. Depending on one's personal preferences choose from Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Red Wine Blend. All their wines are made from grapes grown from regions in California including Monterey and Napa counties.

Dry Soda
These all natural sodas are made with just four ingredients, including a little bit of pure cane sugar. Choose from eleven flavors including their newest brands Apple, Ginger Dry, Cherry and Pear Dry. Each of DRY’s flavors, extracted from fruits, flowers, or herbs, is certified gluten free, OU certified kosher, caffeine free, and sodium free. Sip each soda individually, pair it with a meal or use it as a mixer for a cocktail. These products come in slim lightweight aluminum cans that are ideal for transporting beverages when engaging in hiking and other outdoor activities. Also, these sodas don't have the tiny taste found in most drinks manufactured in aluminum cans. If bottle breakage is not an issue, one can also get these sodas in bottle form.

Q Drinks
These sodas contain natural high quality ingredients to produce tonic water, ginger ale, club soda, kola, sparkling lemon, sparkling orange and sparkling grapefruit. Among the unique ingredients chosen to create these spirits include organic agave from the Mexican countryside, quinine from the slopes of the Peruvian Andes, ginger from the fields of Southeast Asia, and salt from the Himalayas. Drink these items solo or use them to craft some creative cocktails. In particular, their tonic water combines with gin to produce a crisp gin and tonic that refreshes. As these drinks come in glass bottles, they work best for trips where one doesn't need to worry about bottle breakage.

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