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Monday, 17 November 2014

‘Indestructible’ wine suitcase launched!

A “virtually indestructible” suitcase has gone on sale that helps wine lovers bring their beloved bottles home from their travels.

Costing £150, the VinGardeValise is a rolling hard shell suitcase lined with high-density, temperature-regulating foam that protects bottles while in transit.

It weighs around 20kg when packed with a dozen 75cl bottles, making it under the limit for a checked bag with airlines like Air France, British Airways, KLM and Alitalia.

If you only want to take a couple of bottles home, the remaining foam can be removed from the 45 x 30 x 66cm case to make room for other travel essentials.

The foam cavities are designed to hold an array of different bottle shapes from Bordeaux and Burgundy, to Champagne and Riesling bottles.

Created by wine accessory designer Barry Wax, the VinGardeValise took three years to develop. Special foam inserts for magnums can be purchased for the case for £18.

Source: http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/