Travelling with Wine
Travelling with wine is a great way to enjoy a different taste of wine. However, finding the right bottle of wine that will travel well and keep its flavour intact can take time and effort.
Some think that travelling with wine is not a good idea because it can spoil or break easily during transit. However, correct packing is the most excellent counter to that.
There is also a list of countries that prohibits alcohol, according to the website World Population Review. Jot down this 2022 list for future travel reference. These countries include Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Mauritania, Libya, Maldives, and Iran are some places with alcohol bans around the globe. In addition, there have been similar cases in Brunei, India, and Bangladesh.
On the other hand, many countries don’t have a custom guideline limit to the amount of wine to carry as long as it is with the right alcohol content, such as a 24 percent alcohol content limit. For example, in the US, anyone above 21 can carry one Litre of wine or alcohol, while some places are entitled to bring more with additional subject to duty and Federal Excise taxes.
Duty free concessions for alcoholic beverages in Australia
According to the Australian Border Force website, if you are aged 18 years or over, you can bring 2.25 litres of alcoholic beverages duty free into Australia with you, regardless of whether you are travelling as a passenger or crew member.
“Aviation security regulations may restrict the volume of liquids that you can bring into Australia as hand luggage. As an alternative, duty free alcoholic beverages can be purchased in an airport duty free shop on arrival in Australia. For more information about the restrictions, visit the TravelSECURE website.”
Storing Your Wine
Wine storage is an essential part of wine enjoyment. It can make the difference between a good wine and a great wine. There are many different types of storage to choose from, and it’s essential to know how to store your wines to get the most out of them.
The following are some general tips for storing your wines:
- Store wines at an appropriate temperature. Different wines need different temperatures.
- Keep your wines away from sunlight to avoid unnecessary oxidations.
- Store white wines on their side and red wines upright.
- Keep your whites on the bottom rack, reds on the top shelf, and sparkling on its side or upside down.
LUGGAGE TIP: Use a well-padded and hard suitcase to minimise the impact. Canvas travel suitcases don’t protect your wine from damage. Safely travel with wine by using a strong heavy duty luggage and don’t take unnecessary risks.
Packing Your Wines
Packing wines for travel can take time and effort. But with a few tips and tricks, it becomes much more manageable. It would help if you wrapped each bottle in bubble wrap or paper and then put them in a sturdy box. The box should have plenty of cushioning on the inside and outside to absorb shock during transit. Don’t forget the “fragile” sticker or tape.
There are many ways to pack wine, but there is no perfect way, especially if the above materials are unavailable. Wrapping them in clothes can help, too, then create clothing layers in between them. However, if you don’t have time to complete this DIY, you can ask a specialised local shipping and packing service handler to do it for you.