Tips for Packing Your Wine Collection

There are undeniably some things in life which make you beam with unprecedented joy – watching your favorite team win over the obvious crowd favorite … getting a back rub from your significant other, or looking at your prized wine collection. 

Since this wine collection is something you hold dear, it only makes sense to care for it like you would your favorite pet. If you happen to be faced with the predicament of moving to a new place, for instance, you most definitely will take extra care when transporting those precious bottles of liquor. Although the task of packing those breakable bottles seems quite daunting, don’t let it break your heart. Here are a few things to remember when packing and moving your wine collection.

1.      Know what you have.
First, it helps to take stock of what you have. Go through your wine collection, and determine which ones you might consider getting rid of. If you’re not too attached to them, maybe you can give some away as gifts.  Put a couple of those wine bottles inside bottle gift bags with lovely designs, and you’re good to go. Remember, the less number of bottles to transport, the better.

2.      Tighten those caps.
Be sure to tighten the caps of bottles which have already been opened. The last thing you’d want is to have that precious liquid spill over and drench everything in sight.

3.      Protect your precious collection.
Packing your bottles in wrapping paper will give them the much-needed cushion from potential nasty blows. Lay out some sheets of plain packing paper on your working surface. Place a bottle on its side. Position it so that it’s perpendicular to the corner of the top sheet of paper. Pick two or three sheets of packing paper and wrap it around the bottle, rolling it as you push forward. Secure the wrapping paper with tape, making sure there are no loose ends.

4.      Use specialized packaging.
Get those specialized packaging for bottles from your friendly packaging solutions company. For your convenience, you can opt to purchase them online. When moving wine bottles, it would be best to choose those heavy duty cardboard boxes with dividers. This will keep the bottles from knocking against each other during transport. 

5.      Ensure that the boxes are properly secured.
Once those lovely bottles are safely inside the box, be sure to secure it like there’s no tomorrow. Tape the bottom well. If the paranoid in you simply can’t sit still, and you’re still worrying about your bottles breaking, you can further reinforce the inside lining of the box with extra sheets of cardboard.

6.      Know how to spell FRAGILE.
Lastly, don’t forget to spell things out to clearly get the message across. Writing the word FRAGILE on those boxes will spell a whole world of difference.


  1. Thank you for these helpful tips!!

  2. those are really nifty tips, especially for wine connoisseurs + enthusiasts! ;)

  3. Never even knew you had to pack wine! I guess I never thought about it. Thanks for the info!

  4. Great tips! Thanks!

  5. Great advice. I wish I could build my supply to more than 1 bottle. I learned a lot of useful information. Thanks for this article.

  6. This is helpful. My mom just bought several wines for the holidays.

  7. Thanks for the tips. I'm going to pass them onto a friend who is a wine collector.

  8. Great tips for all wine lovers! Thanks!

  9. hwlpful tips. i specifically like tip #6. i guess your efforts may prove useless if you don't write fragile on the box. :D

  10. Very helpful tips. I going to give this to my sister.

  11. I can always use tips for my wine, although I do not have a large collection, I may be traveling far and taking some to my daughters wedding!

  12. I don't drink wine enough to be a collector so my bottles would be empty if I were to move =D

  13. Although I'm not a wine collector, I always like reading posts about how to keep things in order and like topics. You have very practical tips here.


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