How to Pack Wine…sounds easy enough, right? Well, basically it is, but there may be a thing or two that can be learned by our step-by-step process.
First, let us start by saying that only a licensed dealer can ship wine – an individual/consumer cannot! If a shipper (FedEx, UPS, USPS) suspects that liquor is inside a package, they will confiscate it, plus it’s a felony. Please abide by the law 🙂
Once you receive your custom wine box, and after the “whohoos” and “this is awesome” subside, you may want to fill it with some tasty wine before gifting. The inside compartment dimensions are 13″ T x 3-3/4″ W. We based our compartment measurements to hold a bottle of Dom Perignon – anything larger than that will not fit.
Your first step will be to place the box on a solid surface and open each compartment.
We like to start at the bottom (♪ started from the bottom now we’re here ♫) compartment and work our way up when packing multiple compartments. Take out half of the crinkle paper and set it aside (we placed ours on the box).
Always leave more crinkle paper on the end where the neck of the bottle will be placed. Place the wine bottle in on its side so that the labels are not facing upwards.
*This will help to prevent the label from rubbing against the back of the lid and possibly having the ink from the label rub off onto the lid’s message.*
Next, take the remaining crinkle paper you set aside and place over the bottle, making sure to put the crinkle paper down the sides of the bottle and over the neck.
Slide the lid back in place while pushing the paper down – this keeps the lid from getting the paper caught in the grooves.
Now you’re ready to place the lid seals. The seals will be in the compartment of the wine box on paper backing. Take one off and place 1/3 of it on the top of the lid.
It’s always a good rule of thumb to place the lid seals on the box with clean hands. As for the seals, a little bit of pressure does the trick 🙂
Start from the edge of the lid seal and smooth downward to prevent bubbles/creases.
Repeat these steps if you’re packing a multiple compartment wine box. And “Voila!” you have packed your first wine box! Happy Gifting!!