How to Travel with Wine

By
Staff Writer
Regulations on packing your prized bottles

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Somehow, we're already finding ourselves in August and that means the high point of summer vacations. Here at Snooth, it seems like every week somebody different is out of the office. So for all of those who are traveling, domestic or abroad, we have put together a roundup of regulations on flying with wine (c'mon, we know you aren't taking a vacation without trying to transport some goodies back home).

According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), airplane passengers flying in and out of the US can travel with an unlimited amount of alcohol in their checked-baggage, as long at it's under 24% alc/volume (48 proof) and fits within standard weight regulations. Seems simple enough, but when it comes to packaging that wine or beer (most are below 24%), things can get a bit trickier. Here are few different packaging regulations from various airlines.

Remember, when flying internationally, wine regulations will differ according to each individual country's customs. Be sure to look into the regulations of the country you are visiting before flying!

Click here for the Traveling with Wine Slideshow.

— Kate Statton, Snooth