I love wine, but the last thing I want to do is empty a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc into a glass that shatters when I speak above a whisper. I’ll even ghost the brittle thing the next day just so I don’t have to wash it.
If we can put a man on the moon, why is it that I still can’t put my stemware in the dishwasher? Science, how very dare you!
Although progress has been slow on this front, there is one product that could save humanity from this fragile foe: Introducing the Guzzle Buddy Wine Bottle Glass. Created by brother and sister-in-law power team, Jennifer Jo Sullivan and Randy Rothfus, from Medford, Oregon, the Guzzle Buddy has created quite a buzz in the wine community since it debuted in 2016.
Aesthetically, the Guzzle Buddy resembles your typical 16 oz. wine glass—however, it replaces the traditional base and stem with a 100 percent silicone sleeve that fits snuggly into most wine bottles. The hollow stopper forms a powerful seal so you can get down to business without worrying about those pesky droplets lingering on the bottleneck.
The Buddy’s bowl is constructed from durable borosilicate glass, which means it can withstand higher pressures and temperatures than normal glass, and clean-up and storage is a breeze—just place it on the top rack of your dishwasher and when it dries, tuck it away with the rest of your cups. Or build an in-home shrine for your Guzzle Buddy to let the world know that this is your life now.
And if you truly love it—share it!
Guzzle Buddy is the perfect gift for almost any occasion. Delight your co-workers at the next white elephant party, welcome your new neighbors to the block with a fun housewarming gift, or confuse a token oenophile with one.
Remember to drink responsibly, and if you’re going to stick an appendage in your bottle, make sure it’s a Guzzle Buddy.