Message on a Bottle


Discarded wine bottles are piling up in the recycling basket out back, tell-tale signs of that much-needed Chardonnay break during the bewitching evening hour when my precious girls begin their delightful extracurricular rituals of banging on the drum set and battling over the computer. Sip, sip…gulp. Yes, that is better. Much better. Mommy’s aging nerves get shattered super easy. Mommy thinks wine is yummy in her tummy.

Oops. None of those messages are appropriate slogans to parade at parties, however, guests who reach for these timely tumblers will be greener for it. Made from the halves of bottles of Bordeaux, Semillon and other varietals, they share eco slogans in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Afrikaans/South African).

The bottle green set with a vine and leaf motif remind us to "protect our earth," while the frosted glasses share the words, "protect our air." There’s also a set of cobalt ware with schools of fish circling the tumbler, reminding us to save the oceans (or perhaps, we drink like fish). The sets of four, made in Wisconsin, are all $45 at Uncommon Goods.

Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.