How To Protect Wine Bottles While Traveling

July 7, 2015


One way to remember a great trip is to buy items that remind you of the places you’ve visited. A bottle of wine is one good way to do that. If you are a jet-setter who loves great wine, we have a few great tips for traveling with wine, and shipping it home.

Packing Wine In Your Luggage

If you plan on packing your wine in your luggage, there are a few ways to ensure its safe arrival. Experts suggest utilizing clothing to ensure the safety of wine if your purchase was spur of the moment and you don't have packing supplies on hand. To do this, simply place the bottle into a sock, then use clothing to wrap the bottle so that the top of the bottle is as thick as the bottom of the bottle. Use additional shirts to further secure the bottles and tape it in place.

Once the bottle is wrapped up, experts suggest placing the bottle in between your packed clothing. It is best to pack wine bottles in a full suitcase. A suitcase full of clothing will ensure the bottle is sufficiently padded for the trip home.

Bubble wrap can also be used for this purpose if you have it on hand. Secure the bubble wrap with duct tape before you place the bottle in your suitcase.

Packing Multiple Bottles Of Wine

When packing multiple bottles of wine, or if you plan on collecting wine whenever you travel, it may be a good idea to invest in gear specifically suited for the shipment of wine. For one to three bottles of wine, you may want to utilize WineSkins or VinniBags. Both are wine shipping products that allow you to quickly and safely pack wine for travel. VinniBags inflate to create a cushioned environment for wine, while WineSkins are pre-packaged bags that include bubble wrap for safe storage.

For traveling with more than four bottles of wine, or for those who plan regular wine buying trips, investing in luggage designed specifically for the hauling of wine would likely be a good decision. Such bags are reasonably priced, provide the protection that wine requires, and can be reused over and over.

Shipping It Home

You may also decide to ship your wine home separately. Remember to look for a company that specializes in shipping alcohol. Most shipping carriers do not deal in the shipment of alcohol from individuals. Be sure to ask about rules and regulations before shipping.

For your wine storage and packing needs, don't hesitate to call the professionals at Move It Self Storage. Don't forget to ask about wine-specific shipping products that are currently in stock at the Fredericksburg, Texas, location.

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