Moving your liquor or wine bottles can be a daunting task.
You would not want to find your most prized bottle of wine leaking onto the rest of your possessions while travelling. To help you safely transport your wine, here is a step wise guide to prevent your precious wine bottles while travelling or exporting.
Product Packaging Step #1: Corrugated box
The first thing you need is a box.
Not a simple one, but a corrugated box.
A corrugated box, specifically designed for wine and liquor bottles can be used for ideal shifting.
One thing that you should keep in mind is the size of the box. The smaller the box, the lighter it will be and also easier to carry it. If you get a big box to hold a large number of wine bottles, chances are that the bottom of the box might break and you really don’t want that.
Therefore, the safest option is to have a small box that will hold a limited number of bottles.
Product Packaging Step #2: Bubble wrap
Bubble wrap is the adorable princess of packaging materials; used to transport fragile items.
Wrap the bottles in a bubble wrap. For this, bubble wrap films come in handy.
Start from the corner of a bubble wrap film and roll the bottle diagonally. Fold the excess film in the sides and secure the wrap with tape to avoid any loose ends.
Product Packaging Step #3:Tape
It’s the rule of the thumb of packing: one should seal everything with generous amounts of tape.
This ensures everything is packed to perfection.
One thing to make sure is to reinforce the bottom of the corrugated box with tape. The last thing you would want is for your perfectly bubble wrapped bottles falling out of the bottom of the box.
Product Packaging Step #4: Check the corks and positions
Ensure that all your wine bottles are properly corked.
Also, you need to know the position of the bottle while packing it.
Some vintage red wines need to be packed and put upside down to ensure the corks stay wet, and sediments remain undisturbed.
Product Packaging Step #5: Fill the empty space
The empty space between the bottles in the box must be filled.
Fill it using foam packaging. This will add extra protection and keep them from colliding and eventually breaking.
Product Packaging Step #6: Label
Make sure that you clearly label the box as fragile, to prevent damage during a move.
Make sure that the ’fragile’ labels are on both sides and on top of the box, so that you know where your wine is.
Product Packaging Step #7: Temperature
While moving the wine, try and keep the temperature as low as possible.
Ideally wine is kept at 55 degree Fahrenheit to prevent it from damage, but yes it can be a little impractical. You might want to carry your expensive bottles in an ice chest filled with dry ice to keep it cool.
All this will help you move your prized possessions without a scratch.
You can also get wine glasses online, or disposable wine glasses.
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