About The Wine Check
Each year, millions of travelers visit wineries throughout the United States and around the world. There's no better way to discover new wines, but there's never been a simple, cost-effective way to get the wine home-- until now.
The Wine Check is the end result of a collaboration between former Napa and Sonoma county tour guide Shawnda Hansen and wine enthusiast and entrepreneur Todd French. As a tour guide, Shawnda saw the frustration her guests experienced trying to get their wine home. Shipping is restricted in many states, and weather-dependent, and with new FAA regulations on luggage, it became more difficult to fly with it.
Hansen and French spent over one year developing The Wine Check, an insulated Cordura nylon zippered bag which fits over a wine shipper box and folds when not in use. The Wine Check’s lightweight design allows the user to check a full case (12 bottles) of nearly any wine at the airport and remain under the 50lb weight limit imposed by the FAA (The Wine Check is currently the ONLY wine luggage that is light enough to always remain under the imposed weight limit!). The wine is protected by a Styrofoam or cardboard insert, a shipping box, and closed cell foam insulation, providing three layers of protection from damage and climate changes.
The Wine Check was designed to provide a safe, economical, and sensible solution to bringing your wine with you, and making sure it arrives safely at home. The Wine Check features two carry handles and wheels with a removable pull strap, making the transportation of your wine from winery to car and back, as well as throughout the airport, a breeze.
The Wine Check is continuing to improve its core product, and develop new products that incorporate our patented design. We've also scoured the industry to find a select number of additional products that we have found to be helpful in traveling with wine, and offer them here on our website, via the online shop.