We Found the Most Useful Drinking Accessory at Feast Portland, and You’ll Never Want to Party Without It

At one point, we did think about how many of these we should steal from the venue
We Found the Most Useful Drinking Accessory at Feast Portland, and You’ll Never Want to Party Without It

Karen Lo

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This year, at Feast Portland, chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, and food lovers in general were introduced to what might be the single most useful food accessory we’ve ever seen?
 
What is it, you ask? Why, it’s this wine glass holster attached to a lanyard. 
 
At Feast Portland, the lanyard was given out courtesy of Oregon’s wine country, Willamette Valley, but a quick Google search confirmed that yes, you can find it online
 
“It’s not visually amazing,” we texted one seasoned food photographer, “but is this not the most useful lanyard you’ve ever seen?”
 
“Oh, h*** yes,” she texted back. “[The] biggest problem at those things is holding both food and drinks and eating them all at once.”
 
Not to mention having a hand free to wield the camera, we pointed out. 
 
“Are you kidding me? That’s amazing,” another person responded to the same discovery. 
 
Two more fellow food writers were recruited to analyze the usefulness of the incredible wine lanyard. 
 
Both confirmed that they had never seen it before, that its use needs to be more widespread. And although we hope to see it utilized at more food events, we can’t help but think of the ways in which food and drink events of any magnitude might be elevated through use of the wine lanyard. 
 
Can you imagine a hands-free bachelorette party, or a family barbecue where you can focus on filling two plates with food at the same time? Start dreaming, people. 
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