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By Donna Freydkin

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I love wine and I love it cold. Very, very cold. But I also love drinking wine outdoors. Therein lies my dilemma: When the weather gets hot, drinks inevitably become lukewarm — and, to me, just plain yucky.

Enter the Hydro Flask insulated tumbler. From a purely aesthetic point of view, these little cups are adorable and colorful.

They’re also sturdy and keep your libations very, very icy, be it a margarita, a glass of pinot or some simple H2O.

Hydro Flask Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler, $30, Amazon

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For outdoor barbecue and picnic season, I like to bring cocktails along. With my aforementioned issue with drinks becoming so warm, the Hydro Flask was a no-brainer.

It comes in a variety of summery colors. It’s made of food-grade stainless steel that keeps your wine cold and your coffee hot. It’s non-slip and sturdy, and has a very cool spill-resistant lid.

Is it worth it?

Yes. If you enjoy a nice drink to wind down at sunset or at the pool with friends, it's absolutely worth it.

It’s especially worthwhile if, like me, you have kids who tend to run around, knock things over and break anything that’s remotely breakable. The one surefire way to ruin a cookout? Chunks of broken glass.

Side note: Hydro Flask also makes a sports water bottle that my son loves and a travel mug that more than 6,000 Amazon reviewers are obsessed with.


Occasionally Made Swig Wine Cup, $19, Amazon

Another TODAY editor swears by the Swig wine cup to keep both sparkling water and Vinho Verde cool out in the sun next to the pool. After two or three hours, there's usually still ice in it. It's amazing.

Chillout Life Stainless Steel Tumbler with Lid, $13, Amazon

These 12-ounce tumblers have also gotten great ratings. They're an Amazon bestseller with over 4,800 reviews that speak to the quality and ability to keep drinks cold for a full day.

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