Wine: luggage & transportation options
The advent of liquid carry-on restrictions has added a wrinkle to those who fly while transporting everything from shampoo to wine. Unfortunately, I have had a wine bottle (red), wrapped in clothes break inside my luggage bag.
Here are some options:
- 1. Pack it, check it or ship it.
- 2. Children's "swimmies" (water wings) offer protection or pack bubble wrap and take along large zip lock bags in case something breaks. Glad Press N Seal is also recommended.
- 3. Most wineries offer shipping options.
- 4. If you use a local UPS mailing store, be aware that UPS and Federal Express will not knowingly ship wine. Wineries have contracts with a 3rd party company to handle shipments. For example, California wineries cannot ship their own product to you; it must be done through a 3rd party company.