If you’ve ever found a new favorite wine while you were away on vacation, you may have wondered how to pack the bottle so that you can get it home in one piece. There is no reason to leave your bottles behind or have them smash and spill all over your luggage; instead, use the following tips to help keep your new favorites protected while you travel.
Luggage handlers won't know and may not care that you have wine bottles in your suitcase. For this reason, it is important to pack the bottles as carefully as possible.
The first thing to remember is that post-9/11 you can no longer carry your wine bottles on the plane with you. Therefore, it is important to pack them in your checked luggage.
The best position is in the middle of your suitcase with clothing or other soft objects surrounding the bottle. You can wrap bottles in socks, sweaters, or anything else soft that will provide enough padding. Better yet, avoid any mishaps where your new favorite vintage is concerned. Get a UHaul wine packing kit instead.
If you travel with wine in your suitcase, often you may want to invest in a specialized wine transport bag. These bags are made from special vinyl that is leak proof and are padded with a layer of bubble wrap. You may be able to get them in different sizes, however, most are contoured to fit a 750ml bottle.
If you feel like packing your wine may be too much trouble, ask the winery or shop you are buying it from if they would ship the bottles to you. You may have to pay a little extra, but it may be worth it if you are worried about your bottles not arriving home from the airport still in one piece.
These tips can help you carry your favorite bottles of wine safely home on your next trip. If you are looking for wine storage facilities on Nantucket Island, Nantucket Storage Center offers a unique wine cellar storage the maintains the right temperature and humidity levels to protect your wine collection. We also offer wine packing materials to keep your bottles protected during transit. Contact us today to find out more.