The Wine Check holds up to 12 standard (750ml) bottles of wine in almost any widely available wine shipper box (cardboard with Styrofoam or pulp dividers), or 4 magnum bottles (1.5l) in their shippers with plenty of room on top for additional clothing or other travel gear.
The Wine Check holds up to 12 standard (750ml) bottles of wine in almost any available wine shipper box (cardboard with Styrofoam or pulp dividers), or 4 magnum bottles (1.5l) in their shippers. There is also plenty of room on top for additional clothing or other travel gear.
The Wine Check is designed to be both functional and portable. Adding a telescoping handle adds weight—likely putting your full case of wine over the weight limit—and requires additional (valuable) storage space for the handle when collapsed. It would also preclude one from being able to fold and easily pack the unit in a suitcase for travel.
We suggest using the pocket on the top of the unit to store the pull strap to avoid losing it in transit.
The Wine Check is foldable, so it is easily packed inside a standard large suitcase. When you arrive at your destination, you can unfold it, insert a shipper box, and fill it with grape goodness!
The Wine Check now fits nearly ALL wine shipper boxes and inserts (we’ve yet to find one that doesn’t fit it!) The preferred and most common shipper box size we use is 18.5″ x 14 x 16″.
If you tape your box, it is likely that TSA will open it to inspect the contents, and not re-tape it properly afterwards. While it cannot hurt to tape your box, the zippered top flap of The Wine Check performs the same function, keeping the box closed and your wine safe inside.
Yes, our shipper/insert fits all but oddly-shaped bottles, and all of the large sparkling and Reserve bottle shapes. The Wine Check is sized to fit these larger shippers so that you have more flexibility in what you are allowed to check on the plane.
There is no greater chance of theft in a protective bag labeled ‘The Wine Check’ than in a wine shipper. TSA-approved locks can be purchased and used on the zippers for additional security as well.
The slots in a standard wine shipper box can also be used to carry other items, such as clothing, toiletries, etc. — or wine glasses!
The Wine Check is made with Cordura nylon, which makes it water-resistant. We have found that a treatment of Scotchguard or similar waterproofing application provides a superior level of water and stain resistance, and has no ill effects on its exterior.
The Wine Check cannot guarantee the condition of the wine upon its arrival and is not responsible for damaged or lost wine. The Wine Check is merely designed to help protect your wine in an ISTA-approved wine shipper box, making it easier for you as well as the baggage handlers to lift and transport your wine.
Unfortunately, the TSA reserves the right to cut off not only your locks (even TSA locks), but zippers and zipper handles to access a bag’s contents. We have no control over TSA’s actions, nor can we assume any responsibility for such actions.
A TSA-accepted luggage lock allows baggage screeners and security agents to open your suitcase for inspection using a universal master key. A number of manufacturers produce TSA-accepted locks, and they’re sold under different brand names. The TSA requires the packaging to clearly state that the lock is accepted and recognized by the agency and may be opened by a TSA master key. When shopping for a TSA-accepted lock, look for the Travel Sentry or Safe Skies logo on the packaging. The Travel Sentry logo is a red diamond, and the Safe Skies mark is a red torch.
Federal regulations do not require air travelers to use TSA-accepted luggage locks or remove other types of locks, however passengers using non-TSA-accepted locks do so at their own risk. Should a bag require additional screening, TSA officers have the right to remove the lock to access the contents. Locks that do not open with TSA master keys may be cut from the bag, which may damage the suitcase in addition to destroying the lock. In lieu of a TSA-accepted lock, use plastic cables or zip ties; these can be removed easily by TSA and are inexpensive to replace.”