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Vintage Corkscrew Wine Bags ~ With Lots of Craftsmanship Thrown in For Good Measure

There’s a certain flow that’s going on, where I don’t have to look for anything new to be doing. It just finds me. That’s actually how Diaz Communications began and continues. In the ten years that Jose and I have owned and operated our agency, I’ve not had to solicit one client. They’ve found me, somehow. While there have been times when it seems like it might be headed toward lean, some other opportunity pops up.

Now, with Wine Blog, it’s even more busy around here. And, I love it, because I’m kept abreast of what’s going on in the world around me, without ever having to step outside of my own work space.

Last week, I got a package in the mail from Evan Webster Ink (very clever). Evan owns his own silk screening print company in the Boston area.

I’m betting that he doesn’t know that I’m a 14th generation granddaughter of the Reverend William Blackstone, who was sent over by King James to preach the King James version of the Bible. Blackstone settled on a piece of property, which – had he kept it – would have me sitting on Beacon Hill today owning it, along with the Boston Commons. (Inheritance isn’t in my astrology chart, this time around.) So, if it’s got “Boston” associated with it, I love it, pretty much, New Englander that I am.

I also love Evan’s Website. On his home page, he’s got rollover examples of his work… More very clever. The image above is for his blog site, not his www.evanwebsterink.com home page, just so you’re not confused if you’re clicking on links and wondering why there’s a disconnect between the roll overs and his blog, which is static.

So, in the mail I receive three cloth (sturdy muslin cotton) bags (pictured above) with a silk screened cork screw on each of them. They’re very green these days, made of something as sturdy as muslin (I was a seamstress years ago, and love fabrics).  They’re really well constructed. Having sewn for about 10 years, I immediately flipped the bags inside out. I wanted to see how well they’re made, and I’m happy to report that they’ve been made really well. There aren’t any raw seams and the materials are first rate.

Evan’s tag line is “Fine Printed Products.” He’s got my seal of approval for all of the following reasons:

  • High quality materials (even the pull cord is high quality)
  • Hand screen printing (love that artisanal touch)
  • Very creative and clever
  • Extremely green conscious, reusable wine bag

If you’d like one of the bags that Evan sent to me (asking that I give away two), I’ll send one to you (US addresses, only, please). Just be one of the first two people to comment on this posting, and I’ll connect with you for your mailing address.

These black and/or white bags can be purchased on Evan’s retail site: SQRZ Market / Corky for only $12.00/each. I’ll be recommending these bags for holiday gift giving, since we’re headed in that direction. Still, they’re great now to carry a bottle of wine with you, or as a gift for hosts, friends, upcoming birthdays, etc.

Also, if you own a  winery and are considering having cloth bags in your tasting room, as an option for additional sales, just Email Evan.

Which two of you want one?

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11 Responses to “Vintage Corkscrew Wine Bags ~ With Lots of Craftsmanship Thrown in For Good Measure”

  1. Felicia says:

    Nice of you to take the time to recommend this fellow and his products, Jo. The trouble with buying things like this online is not knowing what the quality will be, so your inspection of the inside seam helps. These bags would certainly make a bottle of wine even more of a gift. I’ll pass it on to the wine shop my favorite wine ship, as they sell a number of different carriers and other wine themed items.

  2. Jo Diaz says:

    Felicia, it’s hard to know, I know, about products that you can’t personally touch and feel… That’s why I wrote “muslin,” instead of cotton. There are too many different types of threads, and muslin is STURDY. Maybe I should edit it and write “study” in front of muslin and cotton in parenthesis…

    Without having sewn for as long as I did, I would even think to inspect the craftsmanship… So, those years paid off in ways I never thought I’d use again.

    Happy to bring this product to your attention, as we think more about helping each other as Americans. I’d like to see Evan succeed.

  3. Jo Diaz says:

    And, I’ll be contacting you about shipping one to you. You’ll be able to take it to your retailer. 🙂

  4. Honey says:


    hahahhaha you are the greatest at getting us all to run to our computers and send a note…hahhahah I love it.

    I would like to try this bottle with this history behind it…

    I want to enjoy where my imagination takes me…just like I used to with
    the Petite Sirah.

    When I was in Western Afghanistan I used to think I am so close to the birth place of Syrah and maybe that is what Jesus was drinking back then hahhahaha….

    Please send me the bottle and let me go to another world while tasting this bottle…

    Hugs and kisses

    Honey Airborne

  5. Jim Caudill says:

    A bag by any other name….

  6. Honey says:

    Okay Jo

    I was in such a hurry to write you a note to win I referred to the wine and not the cover…

    hahahahaha I am so silly sometimes…but did I win???

    Honey Airborne
    New York City

    or you can tell me to go and purchase one myself and that would give me a reason to go to Boston…hahahha

  7. Jo Diaz says:

    Honey, you made it into the comments first, so I’ll send the bag to you.

  8. Jo Diaz says:


    I was given three bags, and since you took the time to try, I’m happy to gift the third one to you. I’ll mail it over to Hess.

  9. valkerie says:

    Great blog! I love wine and loving it makes me patronized wine bags, every time that I buy one I’ll make sure to buy wine bags in Calgary that best suits it. Thanks!

  10. valkerie says:

    Great! I love wine and loving it makes me patronized wine bags, every time that I buy one I’ll make sure to buy wine bags in Calgary that best suits it. Thanks!

  11. Arfa Moore says:

    It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. Gift a wine in a creative Wine bags looks good too.

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