I was at Target the other day and they had wine bags made out of bubble wrap and printed with a Christmas theme. I, of course, did not have my camera because I feel a little weird taking pictures in Target. (Isn’t it funny where I draw the line at acting in a bizarre fashion?) I would have bought it so I could share but, at $3.99, it cost more than many of the bottles of wine I buy. I did the next best thing and used my trusty friend Google to try to find a picture of it.
That’s when my eyes were opened. There were millions of articles on how to transport wine. Which I never really gave all that much thought to. I mean, throw it in your purse and you’re good to go, right? I thought the bubble wrap bag was funny because I doubted a little bubble wrap would actually protect my precious bottle of Vintage 2010 Strawberry Hill. But these people take their wine transporting seriously!
If I were on vacation and wanted to put a bottle of wine in my suitcase, I would roll it up in my dirty clothes. Or maybe a towel
stolen borrowed from the hotel bathroom. But that would be wrong – so very wrong. I’d tell you the proper way, but I’m too lazy to write out all the steps. Several of the suggestions, however, involved this ($7.99 – do you know how much wine I could buy for $7.99?!):
Personally, I prefer my wine not have a skin. But a dirty sock?! Oh yeah!
It’s a wine monkey! I don’t think this is appropriate for packing a bottle of wine in your luggage, but it would be more than appropriate as a hostess gift! Especially if I happen to be your hostess. (And, if I do happen to invite you over, you can find the Wine Monkey at www.perpetualkid.com.)
(I’m not real clear on how this blog post took such a turn from my original intent … but I’ll just go with it. It’s easier that way.)