The Kapyann Banana Wine of MinSCAT

A large beer mug. This native wine packaging clearly looks like a beer mug. Seems inviting me for long hours of drinking session. I never drink too much though. I drink moderately. Rarely one glass of wine a week.

bamboo beer mugIt’s a beer mug made of bamboo. Cut, dried, sanded, and applied with smooth and shiny varnish.

The large and long handle is also made of bamboo. I never know how they manage to bend a bamboo branch this much. Maybe it was heated before bending. Or perhaps, soaked in water to make the fibers more pliable. Two sets of nicely woven abaca fibers secured it firmly to bamboo mug.

It cannot be used for drinking though. The mug has a banana wine bottle. It has a window on side to reveal the wine label. The window is adorned with a naturally woven fiber from coconut – it’s the one beside coconut stalk base, I think.  Hmmm… maybe it can be. Remove the bottle and fit in a glass or plastic drinking glass.

kapyann banana wine top viewAnother set of abaca tie holds the bottle firmly in place. Getting the bottle out without breaking the tie is not possible. Cutting and putting it back again will alter the original craftsmanship.

The bottle tamper-proof seal is, again, a naturally woven fiber from coconut. Secured in place with glue and abaca fiber.

kapyann banana wine focusKapyann Banana Wine. A quality product of Technology and Product Development Center, MinSCAT, Alcate Victoria, Oriental Mindoro. A 350 ml wine with 8% alcohol.

Maybe the product was developed with the help of Department of Science and Technology, DOST. The agency logo is also printed on label.

kapyann banna wineI really admire the product’s craftsmanship that I never want it open. Sorry! I cannot possibly drink it.


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