Every gentleman needs a stylish wine tote: a nifty, grab-and-go accessory that allows you to keep your coveted bottles in tow. Whether you’re hauling a few special bottles back home from a weekend in wine country, transporting a vintage bottle of Dom to a celebratory occasion or taking an Alsatian Riesling to a summertime soirée, you need a bag that will cradle the stars of your cellar with the utmost care.
Still, you needn’t sacrifice style points for functionality. We’ve pulled together four top-notch wine valets that are downright practical and still have plenty of panache. Each bag features some form of thermal insulation to keep your wine at prime drinking temperature in any kind of weather and boasts enough space to accommodate your wine key.
These carriers are crafted from premium materials—think supple leather and robust canvas—which ensures they’re durable, easy to clean and, of course, stylish. Take your pick!
1. Wine Enthusiast Leather Wine Bag
This tote by Wine Enthusiast was, quite simply, designed for the biggest of wine enthusiasts. With the most generous capacity of the bags on this list, it can comfortably hold three bottles of wine. It also features special pockets to cradle each prized vintage and stop them clinking about or breaking. Crafted from premium leather, the handsome shoulder bag will give your designer tote a run for its money. The versatile design can also double as an overnight bag if so desired. You simply remove the dividers and pack a weekend’s worth of clothes. Hey, you gotta love a twofer.
2. Bravo Enterprise Leather Wine Carrier
A must-have accessory for wine enthusiasts with a refined sense of style, this leather carrier can gently cradle two bottles of plonk thanks to its thick padding and a built-in divider. The deceptively simple bag has a foil-insulated interior that helps to hold in cold temperatures and keep your wine quaffable. Of course, the tote is not limited to just grape juice, you can also carry beer, spirits and soft drinks providing the bottles are no taller than 13 inches.
3. Primeware Luxury Wine Tote
Basically the Grand Cru of bags, the Primeware Vino 2 pairs premium materials with the highest level of craftsmanship. Covered in high-end bonded leather—which is stylish and a breeze to maintain—the spacious two-bottle design can hold both standard and larger-sized Champagne formats. And thanks to the bag’s insulated padding, that bubbly will stay cool and free from breakage.
4. Cutter & Buck Wine Valet
Complete with Cutter & Buck’s signature houndstooth lining and genuine top-grain leather trim, this timeless canvas tote exudes old-world luxury. It’s designed to carry either wine bottles or glasses but since the interior divider lays flat when not in use, you can pack the bag full with whatever you like and use it as a regular tote. The bag is fastened with a magnetic snap closure so your precious cargo can be easily accessed.