Travelling with wine – ask Decanter

Worried about wine breaking when you are travelling? Wine storage expert Daniel Primack gives Decanter.com some handy tips.

Travelling with wine can be risky, but what if you’re coming back from a wine region and just can’t resist taking a bottle or three back with you?

Donald Mumford, Essex, asks: What is the safest way to pack wine in your luggage to prevent breakage?

Daniel Primack, for Decanter, replies: Wine bottles are extremely durable and it is rare for them to break inside a suitcase. Nevertheless, there are ways to reduce the possibility.

First, do not over pack your suitcase and don’t sit on it to close it! Buy a one-use WineSkin, a sealable, bottle-shaped, leak-proof bubble wrap layer. Or a Jet Bag which is similar and reusable. Put the bottles in the centre of the case surrounded by clothes.

Lastly, if you have a number of special bottles, a wine suitcase holds 12 in dense foam cut outs within a customised real suitcase.

Daniel Primack of Winerackd is a specialist in wine service and storage equipment.