Taking wine on the plane?

Want to take that bottle you've been saving for a special occasion on holiday with you, but not sure it'll survive the journey? Let's take a look at the do's and don'ts of taking wine on a plane.

By Christabel Brain
2017/08/24, 11:56 AM

Unfortunately carrying wine in a cabin bag is not allowed due to the limits on taking liquid on board, however there is another option:

✈ Checked baggage

The weight and liquid allowance for a checked bag is much more forgiving!

Our advice..

✈ Roll your bottle in a couple of sheets of bubble wrap or failing that, a thick towel should do the trick.

✈ Once wrapped, lodge the bottle securely in the middle of your suitcase to avoid it touching the sides and saving it from being too battered if the suitcase gets thrown around!

✈ Going to a festival? Try to squeeze the bottle into one of your wellies for extra security

✈ The ultimate precaution that we hope you won't need... Wrap a plastic bag around the wine, just incase something does happen and you don't want to ruin your clothes!

Remember: Pack with care!

Useful tip:

Remember that wine needs to rest before serving if it's gone on a journey! Keep it in the fridge for about 2 hours before bringing it to serving temperature to make sure it's rested!

And for those who aren't going on holiday any time soon? Bring the holiday to you and start tasting wines from all corners of the earth!