Good Afternoon everyone!

I need advice on flying with Champagne in my checked baggage. I'm getting married in Antigua this May, and I'd like to bring a special bottle of Champagne with me. Has anyone had problems putting Champagne in their baggage. My concerns are whether or not it is safe, concidering the pressure involved with air travel, and any kind of bottle shock. Thanks in advance! Smile
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I've flown with Sparklers maybe a half dozen times, and haven't had a problem with bursting or unusual shock. Just pack it up well, with lots of cushioning, in the middle of your largest bag, and you'll be fine.

Stand that sucker up as soon as you get to your room to allow any sediment to settle out. If it's a really old/delicate bottle, you might ask the resort/hotel (if they have a good wine steward) in Antigua if you can ship it to them a couple weeks prior to allow for settling.

Congrats on the wedding!

What's the bottle, BTW?
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Originally posted by balboafan1:
Thanks indybob,

It's a '95 Taittinger Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Comtes de Champagne.

Nothing outrageous...but on my current budget, it's about as much as I can afford.


A very nice bottle to be sure! I have had it numerous times and still have four in my cellar....
Another validation to those comments made above regarding air travel with Champagne.
Done it numerous times and never an incident.
Wrap it like IB suggests and you should be good to go.

Congrats, as well, on your upcoming wedding.

Nice choice of Champagne, BTW.
quote:
Originally posted by balboafan1:
Thanks indybob,

It's a '95 Taittinger Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Comtes de Champagne.

Nothing outrageous...but on my current budget, it's about as much as I can afford.


Great bottle of Champagne. Generally, these are wire tied to the bottle so the cork isn't going anywere. Package it in a styro shipping container and you should be fine.
I have shipped a case of bubbly to a cruise ship before, back when you could bring your own on board, no problemo.

Only bottle that I have broken was some rare Cuban rum that I found in a little shop in Antigua. The glass was very thin and it broke in my carryon, I did have eight other bottles of other rum in there though. Nothing like rum soaked luggage.

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