Author: Brian Hart

In the realm of wine connoisseurship and collection, wine accessories are nearly as important as the wine itself.  The experience of drinking an exquisite wine is greatly enhanced if you open the bottle in with a rare Laguiole corkscrew, aerate in a Baccarat decanter, or are drinking out of Zwiesel 1872 glasses.  Similarly, the act of bringing a special bottle to an important occasion can elevate the experience, in particular with the type of carrier used to bring the bottle itself.  Accessories are supporting actors on a stage supporting the major player, wine.  Drinking a 1982 Bordeaux out of a dixie cup would not draw applause from most wine enthusiasts, and neither would toting it in a brown paper bag. Accessories make sharing a bottle of wine more rich, intimate, and enjoyable, and the choice of wine carrier—while often overlooked by everyday wine drinkers—is just as important to discerning wine lovers as is the choice of glass.

When it comes to selecting the accessories, collectors and connoisseurs prioritize two fundamental factors: function and style.  We all start our life with wine focusing on the former—a basic corkscrew and some wine glasses to get the job done, perhaps one set of glasses for red and another for white.  Once these bare necessities are covered, those of us who develop a passion for wine eventually shift our attention to the latter and upgrade to fit our preferences, desires, and own personal style. When it comes to wine carriers, the average wine drinker will continue to use his/her neoprene wine tote, or something similar, acquired early on into their foray with wine, for their BYOB or travel.  Those who take their wine more seriously require something better, both in the terms of function and style. Vinarmour carriers and totes are unique in that they offer wine enthusiasts both superior function and the style and elegance they are seeking in wanting to enrich their wine experiences.

Wine bags, carriers and totes have two functions:  to carry a bottle to an occasion (i.e. BYOB), and travel (i.e. taking a bottle to, or bringing a bottle back from vacation).  In carrying around town there are many times where a wine bag that exudes luxury and sophistication is called for.  In many states it is legal to bring wine into restaurants, and bringing a bottle from the cellar can not only save big on the tab but also can provide an interesting story at the table. How many of us have gotten a hairy eyeball from the sommelier at an upscale restaurant when we hand him or her a vintage bottle, housed in a pedestrian neoprene tote?  Certainly there are occasions where refined esthetics are called for, and TRAVEL AND LEISURE magazine sums it up best by describing our products as “stunning.” Our wine carriers are distinguished by their elegant designs and refined aesthetics, making them coveted accessories for collectors who appreciate sophistication. The leather handles and straps are made with Horween’s Chromexcel® leather, revered in the fashion industry for generations as being amongst the most durable and elegant leathers ever made.  To look at, feel, and smell Chromexcel leather is to be flooded with sensual pleasures, not unlike when presented with a glass of vintage grand cru Burgundy.  The body of our carriers is made with waxed canvas milled in Dundee, Scotland, by the great pioneers of the fabric, Halley Stevensons.  Esteemed companies such as Barbour and Patagonia, rely on Halley Stevenson’s for apparel and luggage that require both unparalleled durability and heritage esthetics.  Their materials has stood the test of time since the middle of the 18th century.  Whether you prefer the timeless allure of our minimalist design or the opulent charm of luxurious finishes, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier turns heads wherever it goes.

Both the leather and waxed cotton develop a unique and handsome patina over time, becoming more beautiful with age and use.  Each carrier develops its own personal character, molded and influenced by the journey’s of the owner.  As two of nature’s most durable materials, these carriers are capable of lasting through generations of use, and like fine set of glasses, may be passed on as an heirloom to the next generation of wine lovers in the family.

In terms of function, wine professionals find the Vinarmour wine carrier is unparalleled in what it delivers. FORBES believes it to be the safest way to transport wine and recommended it the first year Vinarmour was commercially available. Jason Wise, the producer/director of the SOMM film series, states: “The Vinarmour is one of the best constructed, designed, and useful inventions I have used in the wine trade, full stop.  I use it personally and professionally, in fact I am using it to transport a priceless wine across California as I write this for the next film I am directing.” Greg Lambrecht, the inventor of the Coravin, lamented at the 2023 Aspen Food and Wine Classic that he had accidentally left his Vinarmour Wine Carrier at home when visiting Australia, and had a vintage bottle of Penfolds Grange break on the way back when he tried to protect it wrapped in clothing.  He vowed never to travel without it ever again.

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Coravin founder Greg Lambrecht’s prized Penfolds Grange that didn’t make the flight home.

Most of us find out early in life that bottles can and do indeed break, and as we get older those of us who have spent a lot of time around wine bottles usually have a story or two about a wine bottle that didn’t end well.

We started developing our travel bag by first focusing on preventing the bottle from breaking.  Once we check in our baggage it is anyone’s guess as to what peril may lie between you and your destination, and it was essential for us to find a fabric that could handle the burliest of baggage handlers who was having a bad day.  We sourced foams from all over the world and finally found PoronXRD®, a high-tech material that absorbs 90% of impact energy.  We even dropped lead weights on top of it covering a bottle and compared it to all of the other “protective” wine travel bags available on the American market, and found it to be vastly superior to all of them in protecting a bottle.  Furthermore, this material has excellent memory—meaning that the bag could be folded onto itself repeatedly over the years without developing creases.

While providing impact protection better than any other travel bag is admirable, it wasn’t bulletproof.  There could still be events that could cause a catastrophic break in the bottle and hundreds of shards of razor-sharp glass could puncture a waterproof layer.  We researched all of the manufacturers, domestic and foreign, who make cut and puncture proof fabrics and put them through rigorous testing.  Ultimately, a combination of Dyneema—the world’s strongest fabric–and two different types of Kevlar (used in the manufacturing of military body armor) was found to offer unsurpassed puncture resistance.

Nearly all current wine travel bags rely on a Ziploc-like closure system.  But there are two problems with that.  The first is that these closures are notorious for being technique-sensitive.  In other words, unless the “zipper” is sealed perfectly, it will leak.  Vinarmour took all of the guesswork out of the equation by developing a simple quarter-turn closure system, with the sound of a “click” tells the owner that the bag is hermetically sealed.

Until this point of time, no one had yet developed a bag—for wine or otherwise—that could resist impact, puncture, and leaking.  It took a wine accessories company—Vinarmour—to develop and patent the first one.  The result is a veritable impenetrable shield against the perils of transportation.  And although the Wine Carrier is vastly superior to anything else in protecting the bottle from harm, it also is superior in protecting the wine inside the bottle as well.  The protective layers of PoronXRD®, Kevlar, TPU, and an eco-fleece lining all combine to maintain bottle temperature better than any other wine bag.  In July of 2023, founder and CEO Brian Hart was visiting Vinarmour’s first retailer, the Oakville Grocery in Napa Valley with outside temperatures of 100 degrees.  He put identical bottles of Sauvignon Blanc into a Vinarmour Wine Carrier and a neoprene thermal tote (considered the industry standard fore keeping bottles chilled).  After 80 minutes in the sweltering heat the wine in the Vinarmour bag was 16 degrees cooler than the wine contained within the neoprene.

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The Vinarmour Wine Carrier kept its bottle 16 degrees cooler than the neoprene tote after 80 minutes in the California sunshine.

Wine accessories are used for various reasons in the world of wine.  One always needs the basics–corkscrew and glasses at the start, but as our tastes and desires get more refined, so do the requirements of our accessories.  Collectors and connoisseurs value accoutrements that are a marriage of style and function, and in that regard Vinarmour Carriers and Totes are the perfect choice.

In an era of globalization, where companies often seek cheaper labor and production costs overseas, we have always stood firm in our commitment to domestic manufacturing. While the allure of offshore production may seem tempting to some, our decision to keep our manufacturing processes within our country’s borders is rooted in several key principles that not only benefit our company but also our customers and the community at large.
My Personal Trust:  In bringing the first and only puncture/leak and impact-resistant wine bag to market, the final product had to be bulletproof.  It had to be unfailing in our promise to deliver worry-free travel to our customers flying with wine and spirit bottles.  Frankly, I could not trust any overseas operation to be able to live up to the standards that I imposed upon our finished product.
Quality Assurance: By keeping our production facilities close to home, we maintain tighter control over the manufacturing process, ensuring that our products meet the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.  Close to home for us is here in the Pacific Northwest.  Lamination, die-cutting, injection molding, RF welding, sewing, riveting, assembly and packaging all happen here in the Seattle area.

Ethical and Sustainable Practices: We believe in conducting business ethically and responsibly. By manufacturing domestically, we can ensure that our products are produced in accordance with fair labor practices and environmental regulations. We prioritize the well-being of our workers, providing them with safe working conditions, fair wages, and opportunities for growth and development. Additionally, by minimizing the carbon footprint associated with transportation and logistics, domestic manufacturing aligns with our commitment to sustainability, reducing our environmental impact and preserving natural resources for future generations.  Since our inception, we have partnered with Napa Green, the industry leader in sustainable winemaking solutions.

Faster Turnaround Times: Another advantage of domestic manufacturing is the ability to achieve faster turnaround times. By producing goods closer to our customer base, we can reduce lead times and respond quickly to market demands–and, knock on wood, we have yet to be late on a single purchase order. This agility is especially crucial in industries with rapidly changing trends and consumer preferences, allowing us to stay ahead of the competition and provide timely solutions to our customers’ needs.

Supporting Local Economy: At Vinarmour, we believe in supporting local economies and communities. By keeping our manufacturing operations within the country, we contribute to job creation and economic growth, both locally and nationally. Our investment in domestic manufacturing creates employment opportunities for skilled workers, fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, and strengthens the overall resilience of the economy. Additionally, by sourcing materials and services from local suppliers whenever possible, we further stimulate economic activity and promote a thriving ecosystem of businesses.

Customization and Flexibility: Domestic manufacturing offers greater flexibility and customization options compared to offshore production. We can easily collaborate with our manufacturing partners to tailor products to the specific needs and preferences of our customers, whether it’s modifying designs, adjusting production quantities, or implementing last-minute changes.  Final laser branding on the leather happens within our own facility. This agility allows us to deliver personalized solutions and adapt quickly to evolving market conditions, enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Supply Chain Resilience: The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of supply chain resilience and risk mitigation. Companies that rely heavily on offshore manufacturing have experienced disruptions and delays due to border closures, transportation restrictions, and other logistical challenges. By keeping our manufacturing domestically, we reduce our vulnerability to external shocks and ensure continuity of operations even in times of crisis. Our localized supply chain provides greater visibility and control, enabling us to proactively address potential risks and maintain business continuity for our customers.

Brand Integrity and Trust: Finally, choosing domestic manufacturing reinforces our brand integrity and builds trust with our customers. By proudly labeling our products as “Made in the USA,” we signal our commitment to quality, reliability, and transparency. Customers value companies that prioritize local production and ethical practices, and by aligning with these values, we strengthen our brand reputation and differentiate ourselves in the marketplace. Our customers can trust that when they choose Vinarmour, they are not only getting high-quality products but also supporting American workers and communities.

In conclusion, the decision to keep our manufacturing here in the Seattle area is a strategic choice that aligns with our core values and business objectives. By prioritizing quality, ethics, sustainability, and community engagement, we not only deliver superior and reliable products to our customers but also contribute to the strength and resilience of our economy and society as a whole.

Savoring the Experience: Taste Washington Grand Tasting as a Culinary Extravaganza

The culinary world converges in Seattle on March 16 and 17 as Taste Washington Grand Tasting takes center stage, inviting food and wine enthusiasts to embark on a gastronomic journey like no other. This annual event has become a highlight on the calendar, drawing both locals and visitors to experience the rich tapestry of flavors, aromas, and innovations in the vibrant world of Pacific Northwest cuisine. This year, Vinarmour, a company dedicated to crafting exceptional wine accessories, is thrilled to be a part of this culinary extravaganza, exhibiting and selling our products in the Maker’s Village at the Grand Tasting.

One of the standout features of Taste Washington Grand Tasting is its celebration of the diverse culinary landscape of the Pacific Northwest. The event showcases the region’s finest chefs, winemakers, and artisans, offering a comprehensive exploration of the local flavors that make this part of the country so unique. Attendees can sample a wide array of dishes crafted by renowned chefs, highlighting the bounty of locally sourced ingredients and the innovative techniques that have become synonymous with Pacific Northwest cuisine.

The Grand Tasting event serves as a culinary microcosm, allowing attendees to indulge in everything from artisanal cheeses and charcuterie to freshly shucked oysters and decadent desserts. The variety of flavors and textures on display reflects the region’s commitment to sustainable and locally sourced ingredients, providing a true taste of the Pacific Northwest.

As the name suggests, Taste Washington places a significant emphasis on wine, showcasing the exceptional vintages produced by the region’s renowned wineries. Washington State has firmly established itself as a prominent player in the world of wine, and the Grand Tasting offers a unique opportunity for attendees to explore the breadth and depth of the local wine scene.

Vinarmour is excited to be a part of this wine extravaganza, presenting our carefully crafted wine accessories in the Maker’s Village at the Grand Tasting. Our products are designed to enhance the wine-tasting experience, providing both aesthetics and functionality for enthusiasts who appreciate the finer details of enjoying a glass of wine. From elegant corkscrews to stylish decanters, Vinarmour’s offerings complement the sophistication and artistry of the wines featured at Taste Washington.

Maker’s Village: A Unique Showcase:

The Maker’s Village at the Taste Washington Grand Tasting adds an extra layer of charm and authenticity to the event. This dedicated space brings together local artisans and craftspeople, providing a platform for them to showcase their unique and handcrafted products. It is within this vibrant setting that Vinarmour will proudly present our collection of wine accessories.

Visitors to the Maker’s Village can expect to discover a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind items, from handmade glassware to intricately designed culinary tools. Vinarmour’s booth will stand out as a haven for wine enthusiasts, offering a curated selection of accessories that blend form and function seamlessly. As attendees explore the Maker’s Village, they have the opportunity to engage directly with the artisans, gaining insights into the craftsmanship and passion behind each product.

Beyond the delectable tastings and exquisite products, Taste Washington Grand Tasting fosters a sense of community and connection. The event brings together people who share a common appreciation for food, wine, and the artistry that goes into creating memorable culinary experiences. Attendees have the chance to engage with chefs, winemakers, and artisans, forging connections and gaining a deeper understanding of the stories behind the flavors.

Taste Washington Grand Tasting emerges as a culinary spectacle that captures the essence of the Pacific Northwest’s rich and diverse gastronomic scene. As Vinarmour joins the ranks of artisans in the Maker’s Village, we are excited to contribute to the event’s vibrant tapestry, showcasing our exceptional wine accessories. This celebration of flavors, wines, and craftsmanship offers a truly immersive experience for attendees, making Taste Washington Grand Tasting an unmissable event for anyone passionate about the culinary arts. We invite you to savor the moment and explore the endless possibilities that await at this year’s Taste Washington Grand Tasting.

At Vinarmour, we take immense pride in curating high-end wine bags that complement the sophistication of the wine industry. Today, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with The Market at CIA Copia in Napa, a culinary haven renowned for its commitment to excellence in both food and wine. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what makes CIA Copia a standout destination for enthusiasts and how our collaboration reflects our dedication to providing top-tier accessories.

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia stands as a beacon of culinary innovation and education. Boasting a rich history, the CIA has been a trailblazer in shaping the future of gastronomy. CIA Copia, an extension of this legacy, serves as a mecca for food and wine enthusiasts, offering immersive experiences, culinary classes, and curated events.

What makes CIA Copia truly exceptional is its unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. The institute goes beyond traditional culinary education by creating an immersive environment where visitors can explore the world of flavors, textures, and aromas. The Market at CIA Copia, an integral part of this culinary wonderland, is dedicated to providing only the finest cooking and wine accessories, ensuring that every item meets the institute’s stringent standards for excellence.

A visit to The Market at CIA Copia is a journey into the world of premium culinary and wine products. From artisanal cookware to exquisite wine accessories, the selection is a testament to the institute’s dedication to quality. Vinarmour is honored to join this distinguished lineup, offering our meticulously crafted wine bags that embody the elegance and functionality sought after by wine enthusiasts.

We are delighted to announce that Vinarmour is now part of The Market at CIA Copia, sharing shelf space with other top-tier brands. Our high-end wine bags, designed to complement the sophistication of the wine industry, align seamlessly with the market’s commitment to excellence. It is an honor to have our products showcased in an establishment that shares our passion for quality, innovation, and the finer things in life.

In conclusion, our collaboration with The Market at CIA Copia marks a significant milestone for Vinarmour. We are excited to contribute to this epicenter of culinary excellence and share our commitment to quality with the discerning clientele that CIA Copia attracts. Visit us at The Market to experience the perfect fusion of Vinarmour’s refined accessories and CIA Copia’s dedication to culinary sophistication.


Travel and Leisure Magazine, a beacon in the world of travel journalism, has once again demonstrated its impeccable taste and deep understanding of what the modern traveler desires by naming the Vinarmour Wine Carrier as one of the best gifts for travel lovers in 2023. This recognition, announced on October 13, 2023, is not just a testament to the exceptional quality and design of the Vinarmour Wine Carrier but also highlights the influential role Travel and Leisure plays in the travel and lifestyle industry.

Founded in 1937, Travel and Leisure has evolved into more than just a magazine; it is a comprehensive guide for the discerning traveler. Known for its insightful articles, stunning photography, and in-depth travel guides, the magazine has become an authoritative voice in travel and leisure. Its readership, a diverse group of avid travelers, trusts Travel and Leisure for the latest trends, hidden gems, and must-have travel accessories.

The magazine’s enduring popularity stems from its commitment to quality journalism. Each issue of Travel and Leisure is a mosaic of fascinating destinations, expert travel tips, and cultural insights. The magazine not only inspires wanderlust but also equips travelers with the knowledge and tools to make their trips memorable. Whether it’s exploring the streets of a bustling city, unwinding in a secluded beach resort, or discovering the culinary delights of a remote village, Travel and Leisure has consistently been at the forefront of delivering compelling content.

The editorial team, a group of seasoned travelers and industry experts, ensures that each recommendation, including products like the Vinarmour Wine Carrier, is thoroughly vetted and aligns with the magazine’s high standards. When Travel and Leisure recognizes a product, it’s an acknowledgment of exceptional quality, functionality, and relevance to the contemporary traveler.

This brings us to the Vinarmour Wine Carrier, a product that exemplifies innovation and sophistication, qualities that resonate with Travel and Leisure’s ethos. Designed for the wine enthusiast on the go, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier is not just a wine carrier; it’s a statement of style and a testament to functionality.

Crafted from premium materials, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier ensures that your favorite bottle of wine travels with you in perfect condition, irrespective of the journey. The carrier’s robust construction protects the bottle from the rigors of travel, while its elegant design makes it a fashionable accessory. Whether you’re attending a dinner party in Paris or enjoying a sunset in Santorini, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier is your reliable companion, ensuring that your wine is as enjoyable as your travel experiences.

The carrier’s innovative insulation technology is a game-changer for wine lovers. It maintains the optimal temperature of the wine, ensuring that every sip is as the winemaker intended. This attention to detail and commitment to preserving the quality of wine is what sets the Vinarmour Wine Carrier apart in the market.

In addition to its functional superiority, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier is a model of sustainable luxury. The use of eco-friendly materials and ethical manufacturing processes reflects a deep respect for the environment. This aligns with the growing trend of sustainable travel, a theme often explored in the pages of Travel and Leisure.

The accolade from Travel and Leisure is not just a recognition of the Vinarmour Wine Carrier’s excellence but also an affirmation of the brand’s vision. It’s a vision that embraces quality, innovation, and sustainability – values that resonate deeply with the modern traveler.

In conclusion, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier’s feature in Travel and Leisure is a significant milestone. It represents a harmonious blend of form and function, an embodiment of what modern travel accessories should be. For the discerning traveler, both Travel and Leisure and the Vinarmour Wine Carrier are symbols of a journey well-traveled, characterized by luxury, comfort, and unforgettable experiences.

Vinarmour Wine Carrier: The Ultimate Travel Companion for Wine Enthusiasts


Travel and Leisure, the quintessential guide for discerning globetrotters, has curated an enviable list of 60 must-have gifts for travelers in 2023, and making the cut is a product that elegantly merges practicality with passion—the Vinarmour Wine Carrier. The recognition by such a well-regarded publication is not just a nod to the carrier’s utility but also a testament to its design, functionality, and the sophistication it brings to the wine-loving wanderer’s arsenal.

For the uninitiated, Travel and Leisure is not just another travel magazine. Its legacy is built on insightful recommendations, breathtaking photography, and the kind of authoritative advice that can only come from extensive first-hand experience and a deep understanding of what makes travel both enjoyable and enriching. Their recommendations are anticipated by travelers who seek the finest experiences and products the world has to offer. To be featured in their list is to be acknowledged as an essential travel accessory that meets the highest standards of quality and desirability.

So, what makes the Vinarmour Wine Carrier an indispensable gift for any traveler? Let’s uncork the details.

Protection Meets Elegance

First and foremost, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier is engineered for protection. Travelers who appreciate a fine vintage know the heartache of a broken bottle in transit. The carrier’s robust construction is a fortress for your bottle, ensuring that your treasured wine arrives at your destination as intact as the day it was sealed in the vineyard. This peace of mind is priceless for the traveler who loves to bring home a taste of their journeys.

Sleek and Stylish

Beyond its protective prowess, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier is a statement piece. It eschews the utilitarian for a sleek, stylish profile that mirrors the sophistication of its contents. It’s crafted not just to safeguard but also to impress. Whether you’re navigating the cobblestone streets of a European village or attending a dinner party in the city, this carrier is a subtle nod to the connoisseur in you.

Temperature Control

Wine is sensitive to temperature, and the Vinarmour Wine Carrier understands that. Designed with insulation properties that help maintain a stable temperature, it ensures that the wine’s integrity isn’t compromised by fluctuating climates. This meticulous attention to detail is what makes it a standout gift for the traveler who expects their bottle to be served at just the right degree of perfection.

Travel-Savvy Features

Every aspect of the Vinarmour Wine Carrier has been thought through with the traveler in mind. It’s lightweight, making it easy to carry through airports or up to hilltop retreats. The carrier also boasts a versatile strap system that can easily attach to luggage, leaving hands and shoulders free for other travel essentials. Finally, it folds flat and compact, when not in use, making it easy to throw into your luggage in case you might bring home a liquid souvenir on your nest trip.  This fusion of convenience and functionality underscores its value for anyone on the move.

A Gift That Lasts

In a world awash with disposable items, the durability of the Scottish Waxed Canvas and Horween® leather in the Vinarmour Wine Carrier stands out. It’s not merely a product but a travel companion that promises to be part of many a journey and story. Giving this carrier as a gift is emblematic of the timeless bond between friends and family, making it all the more meaningful.

An Ode to the Art of Travel

In essence, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier is more than an accessory; it’s an ode to the art of travel. It’s about preserving the romance of bringing back a part of your adventure, a souvenir that is both experiential and tangible. For the traveler who treasures the narrative woven into every bottle of wine, this carrier is a tribute to those memories.

As we look towards a new year of exploration and discovery, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier, endorsed by the esteemed Travel and Leisure, emerges as an impeccable gift choice for the traveler in your life. It’s practical, elegant, and deeply personal—much like the best journeys. This holiday season, or on any occasion that calls for a thoughtful present, consider the Vinarmour Wine Carrier; it’s not just a gift, it’s a gesture that understands and celebrates the spirit of travel.

An Eco-Conscious Choice

In today’s environmentally conscious world, travelers are more aware of their carbon footprint than ever before. The Vinarmour Wine Carrier aligns with these values, offering a sustainable option for transporting wine. Unlike disposable packaging, the durable design of the carrier ensures it can be used time and again, reducing waste and promoting a greener lifestyle. This commitment to sustainability is not just a feature; it’s a core philosophy that resonates with those who strive to make eco-friendly choices.

Customizable for That Personal Touch

Another remarkable facet of the Vinarmour Wine Carrier is its customizability. Understanding that each traveler has a unique style, the carrier can be tailored to reflect individual tastes or personalized with monograms for a special touch. This level of personalization makes it an extraordinarily thoughtful gift, one that cherishes the recipient’s individuality.

The Perfect Partner for Every Culinary Adventure

Wine isn’t just a drink; it’s a key component of the culinary adventure that is travel. The Vinarmour Wine Carrier ensures that whether you’re headed to a Parisian picnic or a beachside soirée in Bali, your chosen bottle will accompany you flawlessly. It supports the notion that the best meals are complemented by a great wine, no matter where you are in the world.

A Toast to Travel and Leisure’s Seal of Approval

The endorsement by award-winning travel writer Kaitlyn McInnis in Travel and Leisure magazine is not simply about being listed; it’s a seal of approval from a voice of authority in the travel community. When they recommend a product, it carries the weight of comprehensive evaluation and genuine appreciation for quality. For those in search of the perfect gift, this endorsement is a clear beacon to guide their choice.

Conclusion: Embrace the Journey with Vinarmour

With the added prestige of being selected by Travel and Leisure, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier stands out as a top-tier gift this year. It’s a product that doesn’t just meet the expectations of travelers; it exceeds them. This carrier isn’t merely a vessel for your wine; it’s a companion that shares in your adventures, safeguards your spirits, and elevates your experiences.

For anyone who travels with the taste of wine close to their heart, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier is more than a convenience—it’s a companion, a guardian, and a statement of style and sophistication. This holiday season, let the traveler in your life unwrap not just a gift, but a journey waiting to happen. Embrace the joy of travel with Vinarmour—the ultimate wine carrier for those who appreciate the fine blend of adventure and the art of wine.


As an esteemed brand in the world of high-quality leather goods, Vinarmour has consistently delivered excellence in craftsmanship and design. Each Vinarmour product is a testament to a relentless pursuit of perfection, and we understand that choosing the finest materials is paramount in achieving this. In this article, we’ll explore why the choice of the finest waxed canvas is essential for Vinarmour’s range of products and why Halley Stevensons is the best manufacturer of waxed cotton in the world, making it the logical choice to be our supplier.

**The Need for the Finest Waxed Canvas**

Waxed canvas has a long history of being a top choice for durable, stylish, and weather-resistant material. Its unique blend of ruggedness and refinement makes it the ideal choice for a range of Vinarmour products. Here are some key reasons why we require the finest waxed canvas for our goods:

**1. Durability**: Vinarmour products are built to last, and the materials used in their construction must meet these high standards. Waxed canvas is renowned for its robustness and longevity. It can withstand the rigors of everyday use, maintaining its integrity and beauty over time.  Wine enthusiasts enjoy products that become better over time, and waxed cotton develops a rich patina with age and use, becoming more beautiful year after year

**2. Weather Resistance**: Our products are designed for both urban and outdoor settings. Weather conditions can vary greatly, and the finest waxed canvas ensures that our goods remain protected from rain, snow, and wind. It offers exceptional water repellency, keeping the contents of our bags and accessories dry and safe.

**3. Timeless Aesthetics**: Vinarmour takes pride in crafting products that are not just functional but also exude timeless style. Waxed canvas possesses a unique, rustic charm that only improves with age. The development of a beautiful patina over time gives our products character and a vintage appeal that resonates with our customers.

**4. Eco-Friendliness**: We are committed to sustainability and ethical sourcing. The finest waxed canvas should align with these values, as it’s often sourced from environmentally responsible cotton farms and manufactured with minimal ecological impact. Halley Stevensons shares our commitment to sustainability.

**5. Comfort and Breathability**: Our bags and accessories are designed for daily use, and user comfort is a top priority. Despite its water-repellent qualities, the finest waxed canvas retains breathability, ensuring that our products are comfortable to carry, even in varying weather conditions.

Now that we understand why Vinarmour products demand the finest waxed canvas, let’s delve into what makes Halley Stevensons the unrivaled leader in this field.

**What Sets Halley Stevensons Apart as the Best Manufacturer of Waxed Cotton**

Halley Stevensons is a name synonymous with excellence when it comes to waxed cotton. With a heritage dating back to 1864, the company has accumulated over a century of experience in perfecting their craft. Here’s why Halley Stevensons stands out as the best in the world:

**1. Heritage and Expertise**: With a legacy spanning generations, Halley Stevensons has mastered the art of waxing and finishing cotton. In fact, they are considered by many to be the pioneers of waxed canvas. This unparalleled expertise ensures a level of quality that is unmatched.

**2. Sustainable Sourcing**: Halley Stevensons is committed to environmentally responsible practices. They source their cotton from sustainable and ethical sources, aligning perfectly with Vinarmour’s dedication to eco-friendliness.

**3. Exclusive Waxes**: Halley Stevensons formulates unique wax blends specifically designed for maximum water resistance and durability. This means that our products, crafted from their waxed canvas, will offer superior protection against the elements.

**4. Handcrafted Process**: Each batch of waxed cotton is treated and finished by skilled craftsmen, and the two colors we have available, Brown and Burgundy, are custom blended specifically for Vinarmour.  This hands-on approach guarantees the consistent and superior quality of the fabric, which is crucial for Vinarmour’s commitment to excellence.

**5. Superior Water Repellency**: Halley Stevensons’ waxed cotton is renowned for its outstanding water-repellent properties. Our customers can trust that their Vinarmour products, made from this material, will keep their belongings safe and dry, no matter the weather.

**6. Versatility**: Halley Stevensons’ waxed cotton is highly versatile, making it the perfect choice for a range of Vinarmour products. Its adaptability is a testament to its quality, making it an excellent fit for our diverse collection.

**7. Customization**: Halley Stevensons can work closely with Vinarmour to create custom waxed cotton fabrics, allowing us to achieve unique colors, finishes, and textures that align perfectly with our brand’s identity.

**8. Timeless Aesthetics**: Halley Stevensons’ waxed cotton offers a distinctive texture and finish that adds to the overall appeal of Vinarmour products. The vintage and timeless look of this material perfectly complements our commitment to classic style.

**The Logical Choice for Vinarmour**

In conclusion, Halley Stevensons’ waxed cotton is undeniably the finest in the world, and it aligns perfectly with the requirements of Vinarmour products. With its long history, sustainable practices, unique wax blends, and commitment to quality, Halley Stevensons is the logical choice to be our supplier of waxed canvas. The partnership between Vinarmour and Halley Stevensons promises to create a range of products that not only meet but exceed the highest standards of durability, style, and sustainability. This collaboration ensures that Vinarmour continues to deliver excellence in craftsmanship and design for years to come.


Imagine embarking on a wine-tasting adventure or visiting friends with a prized bottle of wine in tow, only to discover the dreaded leak and puncture marks. Transporting wine and spirit bottles has always been a delicate task, and the need for a reliable solution was undeniable. That’s where Vinarmour Wine Carrier comes into the picture, making an impressive debut with its U.S. patent #US11167892B2. In this blog post, we’ll explore the reasons behind the lack of a patented puncture-resistant and leakproof bag, what sets Vinarmour apart, and the incredible benefits it offers to wine enthusiasts and travelers.

The Long-Awaited Solution

For wine lovers and frequent travelers, the absence of a puncture-resistant and leakproof wine carrier was a persistent headache. Bottles, even when carefully packed, were prone to breakage, leaks, and potential disasters. Traditional wine carriers and bags were often inadequate, leaving wine connoisseurs wary of transporting their precious cargo.

So, why did it take so long for a solution to emerge? The answer lies in the complexity of the problem. Creating a bag that could reliably protect wine and spirit bottles required ingenuity, dedication, and a deep understanding of both materials and wine culture.

What Sets Vinarmour Apart?

The Vinarmour Wine Carrier has risen to the challenge, securing a unique and groundbreaking patent in the United States. Let’s delve into the features that set Vinarmour apart from any other wine carrier on the market.

1. Puncture Resistance: The heart of the patent lies in Vinarmour’s puncture-resistant technology. It features a proprietary blend of materials that safeguard your wine and spirits from potential punctures. Whether you’re in a crowded airport or a bustling city street, you can trust that your bottles are safe from harm.

2. Leakproof Design: Vinarmour’s leakproof technology ensures that no drop of your precious vintage escapes. It provides a reliable seal that keeps the liquid inside the carrier, preventing stains, messes, and, most importantly, any potential loss of your cherished beverages.

3. Versatile Compatibility: Vinarmour’s patent extends beyond just wine bottles. It is designed to fit various bottle sizes, from wine and champagne to whiskey and spirits. This versatility means you can transport your favorite beverages with ease, no matter the occasion.

4. Durable and Reusable: Vinarmour is not just a one-time-use solution. Its sturdy design ensures that it can be used time and time again, making it an eco-friendly and cost-effective choice for wine enthusiasts. The carrier is built to withstand wear and tear, maintaining its integrity and performance over time.

Benefits for Wine and Spirit Enthusiasts

The Vinarmour Wine Carrier patent offers an array of benefits for those who travel with wine and spirit bottles:

1. Peace of Mind: You can travel with your wine and spirits without the constant worry of leaks and breakage. Vinarmour’s puncture-resistant and leakproof design means your beverages are safe and sound throughout the journey.

2. Protection for Valuable Collections: Whether you have a collection of rare wines or a favorite bottle, Vinarmour ensures that your investments are safeguarded. It protects the integrity and value of your bottles.

3. Convenience and Ease: Vinarmour’s versatile design and handle make it easy to transport your bottles to picnics, parties, or as gifts to loved ones. Say goodbye to the stress of carrying wine in flimsy bags or struggling with oversized boxes.

4. Eco-Friendly Choice: By choosing Vinarmour, you’re contributing to a more sustainable future. Its durability and reusability reduce the need for single-use packaging, aligning with the eco-conscious values of many wine enthusiasts.

The Vinarmour Wine Carrier and its groundbreaking U.S. patent #US11167892B2 have revolutionized the way wine and spirit bottles are transported. This innovative solution provides puncture resistance and leakproof protection that was long overdue in the world of wine transportation. Vinarmour’s versatility, durability, and eco-friendliness make it the ultimate choice for wine and spirit enthusiasts, offering peace of mind and convenience like never before. Say goodbye to wine-related travel woes and hello to a new era of confidence in carrying your cherished bottles wherever you go. Cheers to Vinarmour, the wine lover’s new best friend!

The Only Wine Carrier That Checks All the Boxes

Wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs understand that enjoying a fine bottle of wine is not just about what’s inside the bottle; it’s also about how you transport and present it. The Vinarmour Wine Carrier is the embodiment of perfection when it comes to carrying and protecting your precious wine. With an array of remarkable features and benefits, it’s the only wine carrier that checks all the boxes for wine lovers.

Box 1: Keeps Wine Chilled Better Than Neoprene

When it comes to keeping your wine chilled, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier reigns supreme. Unlike traditional neoprene carriers, Vinarmour employs advanced insulation technology that ensures your wine stays at the ideal temperature. Your wine will be perfectly chilled when you arrive at your destination, ready to be enjoyed at its best.  Our recent test at the Oakville Grocery in 100-degree temps showed after one hour that it kept wine over 20 degrees cooler than a neoprene tote!

Box 2: Portable, Can Fold Down Compact

The convenience of portability is a must for any wine carrier. Vinarmour understands this need and offers a carrier that is not only highly functional but also compact and easy to store. When not in use, it can be folded down to a fraction of its size, making it a breeze to tuck away in your cupboard or suitcase.

Box 3: Made for Air Travel

This wine carrier is designed with air travel in mind, taking up little space in your luggage.

Box 4: Impact Resistant

Vinarmour is engineered to be impact-resistant, using PORON XRD® technology, safeguarding your wine against bumps and jolts during your journey. You can enjoy your wine with confidence, knowing it’s well-protected.

Box 5: Puncture-Proof

Say goodbye to worries about punctures or leaks. Vinarmour’s construction with 2 different types of KEVLAR  make it puncture-proof, ensuring that nothing will harm your precious cargo. No need to stress about accidental spills or leaks when you have the Vinarmour Wine Carrier by your side.

Box 6: Leakproof

This wine carrier is equipped with a robust, waterproof TPU lining that keeps any potential spills or leaks contained. Your wine stays in the bottle, where it belongs.

Box 7: Stylish to Carry to Elegant Restaurants and Events

Whether you’re heading to a Michelin-starred restaurant or an upscale event, the chic leather and waxed cotton exterior is elegant enough to carrier into even the most high-brow of establishments!

Box 8: Hands-Free Carry with Accessory Shoulder Harness

Carrying wine bottles can be cumbersome, but Vinarmour makes it effortless with its accessory shoulder harness. Enjoy a hands-free experience, leaving you free to greet guests, take photos, or simply stroll with ease.

Box 9: Durable, Lifetime Guarantee

Vinarmour takes pride in its quality and craftsmanship. That’s why they offer a lifetime guarantee on their wine carrier. This commitment to durability ensures that you have a reliable companion for all your wine adventures, year after year.

Box 10: Rugged Enough for the Outdoors

Whether you’re hiking, camping, or picnicking, this wine carrier can handle the demands of the wild while keeping your wine safe and sound.

Box 11: Water Resistant

Unpredictable weather won’t spoil your wine-carrying plans when you have the Vinarmour Wine Carrier. Its water-resistant exterior of Scottish waxed cotton provides an extra layer of protection, so you can confidently venture out even on rainy days. Your wine will remain dry and undisturbed.

Box 12: Trusted by Professionals

SOMM movie director/producer Jason Wine and members of his productions have called upon Vinarmour when they need to travel with their wine.

Box 13: Money-Back Guarantee

Vinarmour’s commitment to customer satisfaction extends to a money-back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with your wine carrier, they’ll refund your purchase – no questions asked.

Box 14: Handmade in the USA

The Vinarmour Wine Carrier proudly carries the “Handmade in the USA” label. Crafted with precision and care by skilled artisans, each carrier is a testament to American craftsmanship.

In conclusion, the Vinarmour Wine Carrier is not just a wine carrier; it’s a masterpiece that surpasses every expectation. It truly checks all the boxes, from keeping your wine chilled better than neoprene to its stylish design, hands-free carry, and a money-back guarantee. For wine lovers who demand excellence in every aspect of their wine experience, Vinarmour is the perfect choice. Raise your glass to the Vinarmour Wine Carrier – where elegance, innovation, and quality come together to create a wine-carrying experience like no other.

wine bottle broken on airplane

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or simply looking to enjoy a special bottle on your vacation, traveling with wine can be nerve-wracking. The fear of arriving at your destination to find your cherished bottles shattered in your luggage is a genuine concern. In this blog piece, we explore the factors contributing to wine bottle breakage during flights and offer practical tips to minimize the risk.

Understanding the Air Travel Environment:

Airplane cargo holds are pressurized, creating significant pressure changes during take-off and landing. Unfortunately, wine bottles aren’t always built to withstand these fluctuations. As the external pressure decreases during ascent, the air inside the bottle expands, potentially causing the cork or seal to pop. Conversely, during descent, the shrinking air inside the bottle could cause it to implode, leading to breakage.

Temperature Fluctuations and Vibrations:

Another critical factor is the varying temperature inside the cargo hold. As the plane cruises through different climate zones, the temperature can fluctuate, impacting the wine bottles’ structural integrity. Rapid temperature changes can weaken the glass, making it more susceptible to breakage. Additionally, the constant vibrations from the aircraft’s engines and movements can create micro-fractures in the glass, further increasing the risk of breakage.

Statistics on Wine Bottle Breakage:

While comprehensive statistics on wine bottle breakage during flights might be scarce, numerous anecdotes and reports from travelers indicate that it’s a common occurrence. The photograph above, of the broken bottle in the sink, was a bottle that was being flown from Australia to Boston, owned by the Founder of the Coravin wine preservation system, Greg  Lambrecht.  He was gifted the bottle when visiting the Penfold’s winery, and it was special as it was the birth year of his spouse, Jennifer.  Greg painstakingly packet the bottle carefully by wrapping in multiple layers of clothing, as he left his Vinarmour Wine Carrier back in Boston, not thinking he would need it that trip.

Packaging Solutions for Wine Bottles:

To protect your precious cargo, invest in specialized wine bottle carriers such as our Vinarmour Wine Carrier. It provides an additional layer of insulation against pressure changes and vibrations.

Regulations and Guidelines:

Before traveling with wine bottles, familiarize yourself with airline policies and regulations concerning the transportation of alcohol. While most airlines allow passengers to carry wine as part of their checked or carry-on luggage, specific guidelines may apply. Be aware of any restrictions on the number of bottles or the alcohol content allowed.

Tips for Packing Wine Bottles:

Packing wine bottles like a pro can significantly reduce the risk of breakage. Here are some expert tips:

1. Choose bottles with screw caps: Screw caps are less likely to fail under pressure changes compared to traditional corks.

2. Use the Vinarmour Wine Carrier. No other travel bag can protect agains impact, puncture, and leaks.

3. Separate bottles: Ensure the bottles and Carriers are placed individually, avoiding direct contact with each other.

4. Center placement: Position the wine bottles or Carrier in the center of your luggage to minimize exposure to external forces.

5. Label your luggage: Mark your luggage as “fragile” to alert baggage handlers to handle it with care.


Traveling with wine bottles requires caution and preparation, given the unique environment of an aircraft’s cargo hold. Understanding the impact of pressure changes, temperature fluctuations, and vibrations on wine bottles can help wine lovers take proactive measures to safeguard their precious cargo during flights. By investing in a superior carrier such as ours,  and following expert tips, you can increase the chances of arriving at your destination with your favorite wine bottles intact and ready to be savored.