I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with wine bags. First of all, they don't so much fall into the "useful/necessary" category. And once you give a wine bag, there's not a whole lot your host can do with it--other than pass it along to their next wine-deserving host. That being said, we've been lucky to have been invited out for a boatload of meals since we arrived in Milwaukee, and good little guesties that we are, we arrive bearing gifts. After a good wade through my stash last week, I decided to put together a bunch of wine bags to have on hand to keep those ubiquitous wine bottles looking sharp. No fancypants stitchery here; just a slight variation on my regular "straight lines" theme. Pick a pretty, medium-weight fabric, measure and cut to suit the wine bottle at hand and make a long, tall tote bag. Embellish as you see fit---or don't. I'm thinking of adding a narrow pocket to hold a gift card on the front of the next batch---I'll put up pictures when I do.