Would You Like Some Cheese To Go With Your WineSkin?
Ever since bringing liquids in your carry-on baggage became a misdemeanor, taking some wine back from your vacation has been quite a pain. Your options? Down the bottles before you hit security (no need for Xanax!), take the chance of packing them in your suitcase where breakage and spillage are very real possibilities or ship 'em home. Or consider the WineSkin.
The WineSkin is no engineering feat. It's basically just a big bubble wrap envelope shaped like a wine bottle. It has a dual-strip seal to keep any spillage from spilling over into your suitcase. However, a thin sheath of bubble wrap won't prevent breakage caused by overzealous baggage handlers. So while we like the idea of the WineSkin, we’d still want to wrap it in a shirt or two, just in case.
From the Source, the company who manufactures WineSkins, is not stopping at wine bottle protectors. It's also in the process of working on skins for Vodka (called PotatoSkins!), Olive Oil, and Vinegar, so the home cook will be able to smuggle all kinds of liquids back to the kitchen. You can’t order the protective sleeve directly from the manufacturer, but you can check out a dealer near you right here. Or order it online from our favorite random travel gadget store, Magellan's. Expect to pay about $10 for a package of two.
·WineSkin [Official Site]
·Travel Gadget: Wineskin [NZ Herald]
·Travel Gadgets coverage [Jaunted]