Recently, the guys at the FABAL Group in Australia took the Wine Check airplane luggage through a number of intensive crash tests to see how it really will protect your wine bottles through a typically demanding air voyage. See the results below:
Video transcription of the Wine Check Drop Test
"Today we're using a US standard procedure to ensure that we're able to comply with airline policy around the world on the durability and robustness of the Wine Check internal bag. So the test we're carrying out today, a drop test where we're going to take the black bag full of 12 bottles of wine. As you can see we're going to drop it from varying heights. We're going to do some other tests as well. One includes actually hitting the box from the side. Another includes having a drop test from above, where we drop a big box, about four kilos, on top of the wine to make sure it's protected. Like that.
One of the other tests that we needed to do was actually taking the box and see what would happen with side impact, if there was something like an arm in an airport conveyor system that whacked the wine on the way through. All of that wine are still intact. As you can see again, the heads have been hit but there is no damage to the internals of the wine because of the corrugated board inside having a protected outside layer.
This time we dropped that on a point, which was also one of the tests that they wanted to see you do. 10, 11, 12, all structurally integrity. That's drop number three using the same box and the same inner tray.
Two, three. Looks like it's all right, doesn't it? As you can see, all 12 bottles are still intact. We've had no damage and we've dropped this same box five times from between four and six feet or between 1.5 and 1.8 meters. We've got a combination of thin, very light weight glass and three very heavy, expensive Australian glass, about $2, $3 a bottle, down to 30 cent bottles.
Last few years I've been going backwards and forwards to the US bringing wine home to Australia each time I got. I've also been taking wine to America each time I go. This is how, when I have no wine, I take the Wine Check to the US. I basically have it flat, sitting on the top of my suitcase without an internal system in it.
Come to one of Australia's 67 famous wine regions and be able to buy 12 bottles of wine. Take them home with you on the plane, drag them behind you in relative ease as if it's just another bag. It packs and goes alongside your normal luggage in the hold of the plane. Most importantly you can get home and not have to pay the freight charges that most wineries need to charge you to move it across our great country."