I had about 12 hours before my flight from Madrid back to the United States, and I found myself wrapping bottles of wine in T-shirts. I had visited a neighborhood wine shop in Moncloa the day before to buy some good Spanish reds as mementos from my trip and as gifts for friends and family back home.
Now, I was rifling through my suitcase, looking for the thickest pieces of clothing I had to wrap the wine bottles and keep them safe for my transatlantic journey. I barely had enough space in my bag, but I somehow managed to pack a dozen bottles into a bag that was already busting at the seams when I had arrived in Madrid eight weeks earlier. When I checked it at the airport, I had premonitions of my bag hitting the baggage claim belt and red wine seeping out. Doesn’t look great at customs and border patrol. I hoped for the best.
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The inside provides a bubble wrap cushion to protect the glass bottles. You never know how your bag is going to land on the baggage claim belt, so these wine skins have a double adhesive seal just in case a bottle happens to break. It’s hard enough to say goodbye to a wine you were looking forward to drinking, but its twice as bad if you end up with red wine-soaked linen shirts. Get your pack of wine skins now.