Popping the Cork on Chestnut Street
After hours of stressful packing, moving and shipping, there are few things worse than discovering your collection of wine was destroyed en route. For one thing, there will be nothing to celebrate with that first night over pizza while sitting on boxes. And broken wine bottles can be a mess.
- For wine bottles, packing boxes are best chosen in the case size. A case of wine contains twelve bottles at 750 milliliters. Any wine store receives their wine in cases. However, most of these boxes are of the thin variety and are not made for lengthy transport.
- Bottles are separated from each other in these boxes with interlinking cardboard in the shape of a grid. This type of box will generally be fine.
- Other considerations include not stowing wine in the back of a vehicle where they are most likely to get bounced around. Also, wine is effected by temperature. 55 degrees is the ideal for transport.
- To further protect a case, layer the bottom of the box with one layer of bubble wrap and then a towel on top of that. This will give some extra protection from a rough ride.