If you’re a fan of Shark Tank, then you have likely seen entrepreneur James Martin pitch his Copa Di Vino idea – a single cup of wine sold in a high-impact, plastic glass. After appearing on Shark Tank twice and believing the Sharks were under valuing his Copa Di Vino, Martin ventured out on his own to market and sell the product.
The single serving glass of wine is perfectly sized for outdoor gatherings. The miniature packaging is easy to pack and carry, and you don’t need a bottle opener. Plus the thick plastic is shatter resistant – great for taking it to the hotel pool area where a traditional glass can’t go.
But how does it taste? I had low expectations, anticipating that the wine would just be a variation of the miniature, single-serve, screw top bottles of wine they serve on airplanes and in hotels. My guess was correct. I sampled four varieties of wine and found them just average with nothing notable about any of them. Small packaging convenience aside, you can purchase a good bottle of wine for $10, with a screw top for convenience, which is a better value than the almost $4 per single-serve bottle I spent. The verdict? Resist the cute marketing packaging and invest in a wine with solid flavor.
Of the four wines I tried, this was my favorite. It has a fruit nose, and a crisp light taste with a pronounced tart, green apple flavor. It has a clean finish and was very light.
The chardonnay had a similar apple flavor to the Pinot Grigio with the addition of some tropical flavors. This wine was a little heavier in body than the Pinot Grigio, and both the red wines I sampled too.
A deep purplish red colored wine, with a dark berry nose, and flavors of tobacco, cedar, black cherry and berry. A tannic, light bodied wine with a flavor that doesn’t linger.
Dark red color with a peppery nose, and black plum and berry flavors. A light bodied wine like the Cabernet, and tannic as well. No lingering flavors.