Are you an avid wine collector? How about a wine professional who routinely needs to travel with large quantities of wine? Have you ever had the problem of transporting your wine? We’re here with a few helpful tips.
Maybe you’re visiting wine country and want to bring back some high value bottles with you but don’t want to ship them. Perhaps you want to pack a few wine bottles for a cruise. Or maybe you’re a wine and spirit rep traveling to your next convention or restaurant. In this article, we’ll show you the best way to transport your wine.
Hard case protection
Rough handling is a common fear among many passengers. Airport baggage handlers are notorious for throwing around luggage and hurling peoples’ valuables onto conveyer belts. If you want to avoid the headache of a broken wine bottle, invest in a quality hardcase to protect your expensive wines.
Make sure to cushion your wine bottles. Top wine carriers will have precision cut foam to protect bottles from the wear and tear of travelling. The thermally insulated closed cell foam keeps your wine at placement temperature up to 6-8 hours and at 30,000 feet.
Wheels & Pull Handle
Carrying those cardboard boxes can be cumbersome. If you are planning to transport a large quantity of bottles, then make sure to find a case with pull handles and wheels. Carrying a box of wine bottles can potentially be dropped. A rolling suitcase allows you to glide through your travels.
Foreign and US Customs
In the US, a traveler may import as much alcohol as they would like for personal use. While each state has its own laws, generally one liter of alcohol per person per person may be entered into the U.S. duty-free by travelers who are 21 or older. Additional amounts can be subject to duty and federal excise taxes. Check with your airline or hotel to understand travel restrictions in the visiting country, as well as state regulations.
So if you’re a wine/spirit representative, a distributor traveling to your next event or just an avid wine connoisseur, then you’ll have to check out CasePro’s collection of travel wine carriers.