As part of our special Holiday Travel Tips series, here’s tip #9:
Earlier this year — in our Halloween series of strange tips — I told you how kids’ water wings are great for protecting wine bottles when you travel. (You inflate the wing and place your bottle in the middle.)But here’s an even better way to prevent spills — and, even better, cut down on the weight — in your checked or carry-on bags…
When you discover a wine you simply must take home with you (especially if you’re on a wine tour when this may be a frequent occurrence), leave the bottle behind and just pack the cork.
You’ll find that most corks detail the vineyard’s name. And, you can write your favorite bottle’s details on it, so you can order it when you’re home.
Many vineyards and wineries have an online shop on their website where you can browse and order by the bottle or case. The shop at www.beringer.com is a good example.
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