Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Bringing Wine Home
Look like an old dead tree trunk to you? You're close.
These amazing looking trunks are actually old grapevines. Some of the finest "old vine" zinfandel wines get produced from these vines. A common sight throughout Sonoma and Napa Valley in California, in January they almost look useless. Come back in a couple of months and you'll see them transformed.
For now, they're silently working away.
When traveling to wine country undoubtedly you will want to bring home some wine. If you are flying, check your airline's regulations for bringing wine. You won't be able to carry it on as it is more than 3 ounces. Some airlines will let you ship as "checked luggage". Others don't allow that. Sometimes it's best to ship it directly to your home via FedEx.
Plan ahead so you aren't surprised at the check in counter at the airport!