There are few things that are as comforting as a nice sip of wine after a long day of work. If you are frequently out of the house, if you enjoy relaxing in the wild outdoors, or if you simply want to economize while enjoying your personal wine choices, making your own wine carriers is an option that you should explore. Wine carriers allow you to transport wine and enjoy it whenever and wherever you please.
- What type? Before anything else, you must determine the type of wine carrier that will be most convenient for you. If you want something that you can carry yourself to a park just a few blocks away from your house, you can settle for a wicker or fabric-made carrier. On the other hand, you will need a bigger and more elaborate carrier if you intend to bring your wine selection to faraway places using your car.
- Simple wine carriers. For simple wine carriers, all you need is a strong piece of fabric that measures 40×40 inches. Traditional Asian carriers are made using fabrics that are folded in the same functional and useful tradition of the origami artists. To learn how to fold the carrier properly, you can try looking for video tutorials that are available in the web. This is the handiest way of learning the intricate folds that are necessary for the job. If you do not find any of these, you can also try looking for illustrated manuals.
- Heavy-duty wine carriers. For long-haul wine carriers, on the other hand, you should consider transforming your automobile’s thule cargo into a carrier. This gives you the advantage of being able to carry an entire case of wine bottles all at once, and sometimes even more, depending on the size of your cargo rack. Cartop wine carriers are a bit more complicated to make, but there they can also be customized and to include features such as cooling and temperature control. This is especially important if you want cool wine on a picnic in the countryside, or if you are transporting valuable vintage wine that needs to be maintained in specific temperatures. It can even have room to spare for storing other food items such as a cake or other snack.
- What you need. To transform your Thule cargo to a carrier, you need a large ice chest. There are chests made of Styrofoam which are cheap and lighter for your cartop. Fit folding wine racks inside the ice chest and add salt at the bottom layer to insulate the chest further. With enough salt, you will only need to add some cold water or enough ice cubes to keep the wine in a cool temperature. The additional insulation that salt provides is useful especially if you are traveling during daytime and the car is exposed to the sun. Finally, make sure that the carrier is attached to the car firmly. You can wrap the wine bottles in bubble wrap to keep them from bumping into other bottles during the road trip.
With your own wine carriers, you can sit back wherever you want and enjoy a cool sip.