I regularly bring back a case or two of wine when I come back from Australia. On the last trip, a bottle broke on me. That’s after wrapping each out in bubble wrap and lining the box w/ additional bubble wrap. It was heartbreaking as I saw the soggy box on the belt and the sweet smell of port suddenly wafted through the baggage claim area…
I think the key here is the absorption, not the breakage.
These things would absorb the wine if it breaks, but they don’t appear to be padded very much. So wouldn’t you then have to wrap them in bubble wrap or something to cushion them? So, uh, what’s the point?
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I use bubble wrap and plastic bags as suggested. It works 95% of the time. I think I have had 2-3 bottles break, but I have shipped hundreds in my luggage.
You can buy wine shipper boxes from most wineries and these count as a piece of luggage. I have never had wine break in these - also ask the nice lady behind the counter to slap a “fragile” sticker on the box or your luggage.
When I look at these they appear only to absorb liquid if the bottle breaks, and not actually protect/pad the bottle.
If you’re lucky you can find a wine shipper which will cost you a pretty penny, but with airlines charging for bags it’s worth it.
I will stick with bubble wrap and Southwest Airlines!
I needed these last month when I brought home some 750 mL bottles of good East Coast beers. But I agree with others, I just use tube socks double layered and then double bagged in those Giant Ziploc bags between some clothing and I haven’t had a breakage. But one broken bottle could make me a believer in the wine diaper.
This was my M.O. too – until finally a bottle (of expensive red) broke, immediately leaked beyond the folds of the taped-up pastic bag, and destroyed hundreds of dollars of clothes.
My new solution has been to pack a two-bottle styrofoam cardboard wine shipping box inside my suitcase, which takes up approximately 2/3 of the space and forces me to wear speedos to business meetings. (Not really, but close.)
I’m in for 3. Looks like a great product for the tiny niche of people like me who can’t go anywhere for more than a few days without bringing wine.
Since I just broke a bottle of wine in my kitchen this morning and will spend my Friday evening cleaning my grout, I am in for 3! I plan to give some of a friend who is going to italy for her honeymoon as part of her shower gift.