How To Pack Wine
Suitcase-stashed wine bottles that break in transit will turn your crisp white shirts into soggy red ones. So keep your wine in its container with some protective packing strategies. Travel expert Chris Gray Faust, who has written about how to pack wine, gave us some advice about buying wine overseas and then getting it back home: "My main tip is to buy thoughtfully. Ask the winery for their distributor list to see if anyone in your city or state carries it (there's no sense buying wine overseas that you can buy down the street). And think about how you'll get the wine home before you go. If you're the type who is content with a bottle or two, pick up some bubble-wrap style WineSkins either before you go or while you are there. Serious aficionados might want to invest in a stainless-steel wine suitcase built to withstand the extreme temperatures of the airplane's cargo hold."