Just thinking about holiday, already starts to spark a myriad of emotions. You chose a place that drew you to buy a ticket and finally get on the plane: the culture, the food, the architecture, the wildlife, the people, the wine. Maybe you’re there for the first time, maybe you go back every year; either way, you’re going for a reason that brings the best in you.
Have you ever wondered why it is that most of us feel we need to bring gifts back to our friends and family when we come back from a trip, and all you want to do is take home just the MEMORIES from your trip?
The possibilities when it comes to buying your friends, family and loved ones a gift has no end. You will probably overthink it too much, you will panic and probably end up buying a pair of socks or a T-Shirt that will not fit them anyway.
Wine has long been considered the ideal present. Ancient Greeks stated that it was a gift from the gods, and Ancient Egyptians went so far as they thought that the journey to the afterlife was long, and so Egyptians were buried with food, water and wine to help them on their 'travel'. That’s what I’m calling well-stocked in the afterlife!
If you’re a frequent traveler to and from exotic destinations or just going for a weekend getaway, are high chances that you will come across some local wine or a specific drink from that place. And you do buy, because you always do; and just like that, you need to pack it safe. Have you ever packed wine in your suitcase? I did, and I must say I’m 36 years old and acting like my 80 years old Grandma when that happens, wrapping the bottles in newspapers that I unconsciously took from God knows where, topping that up by adding an extra layer of a 3 days worn T-Shirt so that the bottles don’t bump directly into each other and make the biggest mess ever known to human kind.
And then it hit me! Why not buy and accessible travel bag for bottles? And trust me, when you decide to do that, you really don’t want to over complicate things and clearly not pay for one more than the bottles you carry. And then I’ve found one of the most reliable, reusable, robust and most of all, affordable wine bottle travel case with a badass name: GRAPE CAPE
Grape Cape can hold up to 3 bottles, which you can safely bring home in your suitcase. Why is it so reliable and robust you might ask? I must say, I did ask myself the same question until I actually tried it, and I must say it did impressed me with its quality. Having a two-layered thick, shock-absorbent neoprene, all wrapped in a what seems to look like a Cape, that allows you to bring wine home in your suitcase with confidence.
What is NEOPRENE? Just have a glance below and you will probably be as surprised as me to find out its uses.
Anyone that travels, will probably bring home either wine, whisky or other bottled things like Olive Oil for themselves and others and I’m sure at least once in your life you find yourself in the plane thinking if the bottles that you have spend so much time to pack, wrap and protect, are still intact from all that handling. All you have to do in that case is just cross your fingers, take a Xanax and pray to either God almighty or Bacchus. I must assure you that Grape Cape will definitely help you enjoy your travel and forget about the thought that bottles might break during your trip, and save you from taking an unnecessary amount of Xanax.
Because us as humans are bound to complain, and perhaps, in a weird way, we love to, I did look for reasons to fault Grape Cape. First thing that came into mind was probably the maximum number of bottles that you can bring at once with it, and that’s 3; but after giving a thought, I rarely bring more than 3 bottles back home. And for all you people with Hoarding Disorder out there(you know who you are), you can always purchase 2 or why not more Grape Cape and bring home more bottles in the most safely manner.
After looking into it and examining it in more detail, I couldn’t actually fault it. And then it hit me; one of the the only ‘faults’ that it has is that it doesn’t have shoulder straps for when you go for a weekend break just outside the big city, or to your local wine store, and have your hands free so you can also carry some crackers you to have with the wine. But then again perhaps team Grape Cape, in the future, will design a backpack just for me to manage to carry and enjoy my supermarket-bought crackers.
Travel abroad couldn’t get any easier and stress free by having Grape Cape and I honestly must say, this is one of the best long term investment you could possibly make when it comes to the safety of your holiday wine purchases.
''At the end of the day, you really can’t make a wrong choice.
As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''