Transporting a Case of Wine Across the Country

I mentioned before I was taking fifteen bottles of wine to Tiff and trying to figure out what to do with the remaining 3.  I solved this problem with the JetBag and kept my clothing safe from leaks.Wine Check

I tried ordering the wine check and couldn’t wait for it to arrive.

And I waited.

And waited.

And waited.

It’s now in my closet, but it never came in enough time for me to take to Texas.  So I had to find another solution to deliver wine to Tiff.

The wine came in its own case, so I knew I could transport it safely in that case.

But I could only carry so much, so I didn’t know how I could make it through the airport with my luggage, carry-on, and a case of wine.

In the words of Samuel Beckett, Oh Boy.

Ziggy didn’t come to my rescue, but I did wander around the Container store for a while, looking for a solution.  And I found one.


A strap handle for packages.  I had no idea if it would last the journey, but it would at least help me get to the airport.

Sure enough, I got to the airport and checked it.  Arrived in DFW, and this is what came out of baggage claim:


A fully intact case of wine.

I used the handle to help me carry it to the car rental center.  After which, I didn’t need to worry about the case anymore 😉 (I made Tiff take care of it).

The handle substantially helped in carrying the wine.  I unfortunately paid about $6 more than Amazon, but since I live near a Container Store, it was worth it for peace of mind.

Disclaimer: I receive a small credit if you purchase items through my affiliate links.  I’ll probably use it to buy wine.  After all, I just sent fifteen bottles to Tiff and that hurts.  Maybe a nice Zinfandel.  Or a bottle of Cava.


About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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