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Protecting wine, one bottle at a time

Posted by Paul Kandarian  June 27, 2011 07:21 AM

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There are no guarantees that the expensive bottle of wine you bought on vacation and carefully wrapped in clothing to strategically place in the middle of your suitcase won’t break, leaving you at baggage claim holding a dripping wet suitcase. Unless you drink it before you leave.

The Jet Bag, aka “the wine diaper,” aims to avoid that, but doesn’t guarantee it won’t happen. The bag, a padded, bio-degradable carrier with zip-seal closure, secures bottles, and is lined with the absorbent materials found in baby diapers so if your luggage handler happens to be particularly brutal and the bottle breaks, the bag absorbs and seals liquid spills, preventing damage to the stuff around it.

The Jet Bag is 18-inches high, weighs three ounces and can hold up to a 750 ml bottle, and is reusable – so long as nothing breaks inside it. If it does, you have to toss it out. The Jet Bag is made in the United States (the company is in Michigan) and can be customized with company logos or as promotional gifts. It sells in packs of three for $15 per pack, and is available at many retailers, Amazon.com and the company’s website – which you should check out for the funny promotional videos they shot touting the product, one of which showing a guy tossing his suitcase off a balcony to the chagrin of his wife, then rushing downstairs to jump on it, open it up, show her the unbroken bottle and say “OK, now throw down the kids!”

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