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Leather Wineskins / Bota Bags: Why we love them

From the minute I picked up a Bota Bag for the first time in a shop while backpacking in Valencia, I was taken by this simple leather accessory, almost as ancient and beautiful in its simplicity as a fork or spoon. Back in Toronto, I was with my girlfriend at a Shakespeare show in an outdoor amphitheatre, where everyone brings picnics and sneaks in wine bottles (and plastic cups). When we pulled out a single leather bag, no cups, no glass, and shared a litre of wine, I saw a few heads turn. That made me understand, this is how wine was always meant to be carried. A year later, the Colborne Bota launched on Kickstarter and introduced a new generation outside of...

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