Flying with wine? Consider a Wine
|Are you a wine lover who needs to fly with a bottle of wine (or whiskey or other bottle larger than three ounces)?
Some people remember a gentler time when you’d just hand-carry precious bottles into the cabin and tuck them into the overhead bin.
Today, when any liquid is classified as a potential bomb ingredient, wine needs to be checked with the luggage, subjected to freezing temperatures and yes, breakage.
To all of those who’ve said, “We just wrap the wine bottles in our tee-shirts and have never have a problem”: We wish them continued good fortune.
For the rest of us, the Wine Diaper is an alternative to bulkier, padded leak-proof wine totes.
What exactly is a Wine Diaper?
|The Wine Diaper is an almost flat, heavy plastic wine bag with a built-in handle. The plastic is lined with a hyperabsorbent diaper-like material that cradles your precious bottle and catches any leaks (in the non-pressurized baggage compartment, air pressure can force some wine through the cork). Even if the bottle breaks in shipment, the Wine Diaper’s manufacturer claims it will contain everything within its freezer bag-type seal.
The price is three bags for $15, 10 bags for $40. Unless there’s an accident, the bags can be reused in perpetuity (or at least, for many trips). Find out more at WineDiaper.com.
While the design is a bit cutesy, it can serve as a wine gift bag (be sure to include a bottle of wine).
Learn more about wine in our Wine Section, including wine and cheese pairings and identifying the aromas and flavors of wine.
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