Author: Brian Hart

The Vinarmour Wine Carrier is undeniably the perfect groomsman’s gift for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, its handsome and ruggedly elegant design exudes a sense of sophistication that is fitting for such a special occasion. Crafted with the utmost attention to detail, the carrier is not only visually appealing but also built to withstand the test of time, making it a practical and long-lasting gift.

Additionally, the option for custom etching allows for personalization, adding a touch of thoughtfulness and individuality to the gift. By engraving the groomsman’s name or initials on the carrier, it becomes a unique keepsake that will forever remind them of their role in the wedding and the cherished memories associated with it. This personal touch elevates the Vinarmour Wine Carrier from a simple gift to a meaningful token of appreciation.

The functionality of the Vinarmour Wine Carrier cannot be overlooked. With its durable construction and padded interior, it ensures the safe transportation of wine bottles, making it an ideal accessory for wine enthusiasts. Whether used for special occasions or leisurely outings, the carrier offers convenience and style, allowing the groomsman to indulge in his passion for wine wherever he goes.

Groomsman’s gifts hold a special significance in weddings, symbolizing gratitude and appreciation for the groomsmen’s support and friendship. If you’re seeking a unique and stylish gift that will leave a lasting impression, look no further than our customizable wine and spirits carriers. Handcrafted with impeccable attention to detail and personalized touches, these carriers elevate the gifting experience for your groomsmen, making them feel truly valued on your special day.

When it comes to groomsman’s gifts, you want something that stands out from the ordinary. Our wine and spirits carriers are crafted with utmost care and precision, using exquisite materials such as waxed cotton and leather. The result is a product that not only exudes elegance but also ensures durability and longevity. Each carrier is a testament to fine craftsmanship, making it a gift that your groomsmen will cherish for years to come.

What sets our wine and spirits carriers apart is the ability to personalize them with your groomsmen’s names or initials. This customization option adds a personal touch that showcases your thoughtfulness and makes each gift truly unique. Imagine the delight on your groomsmen’s faces as they receive a carrier engraved with their own initials—a keepsake that will forever remind them of the special role they played in your wedding.

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, our wine and spirits carriers offer practicality and versatility. Your groomsmen can use them on various occasions, whether it’s to transport their favorite bottles to a social gathering or to store them securely during travels. With our carriers, they can enjoy their preferred beverages wherever they go, ensuring that every toast and celebration is made extra special.

Moreover, these carriers add a touch of timeless style and elegance to your groomsmen’s accessories. The sleek design, combined with the premium materials used, exudes sophistication and refinement. As your groomsmen carry these carriers, they will not only appreciate the functionality but also the fashion-forward statement it makes. It’s a gift that aligns with their personal style and enhances their overall appearance.

The act of gifting these carriers to your groomsmen goes beyond the physical exchange; it signifies the brotherhood and gratitude you share with them. Each carrier becomes a symbol of the strong bond and camaraderie cultivated throughout the years. By presenting them with these thoughtful gifts, you honor their presence and express your deep appreciation for their unwavering support and friendship.

Lastly, our wine and spirits carriers are not just gifts; they are lasting keepsakes. Built to withstand the test of time, these carriers become cherished mementos of your wedding day. Every time your groomsmen use them, they will be reminded of the joyous moments and treasured memories shared during your wedding celebration. It’s a gesture that will continue to strengthen the bond between you and your groomsmen long after the vows have been exchanged.

Finally, for the same reason the Vinarmour Wine Carrier was chosen as a Best Father’s Day Gift by FORBES in 2023, it also stands out as the perfect groomsman’s gift due to its handsome and ruggedly elegant design, custom etching option for personalization, and practical functionality. It encapsulates the essence of a meaningful and memorable gift that will be cherished by the groomsman for years to come.

In conclusion, our customizable wine and spirits carriers offer a unique and stylish groomsman’s gift that embodies elegance, personalization, practicality, and sentimentality. They serve as a tangible expression of gratitude for your groomsmen’s presence and support during your wedding journey. With these carriers, you elevate the gifting experience and leave a lasting impression on your groomsmen, symbolizing the lasting bond of friendship and brotherhood. Make your groomsmen feel truly valued and appreciated on your special day by gifting them these exceptional carriers—a gesture they will treasure for a lifetime.


Corporate gifting is an opportunity to make a lasting impression on clients, partners, and employees. When it comes to selecting the perfect corporate gift, Vinarmour offers a range of exceptional wine and spirits carriers that are both practical and stylish. Made with high-quality waxed cotton and leather, our products provide a sophisticated solution for transporting and protecting bottles. With customization options and unique features, our carriers make ideal corporate gifts. Let’s explore why Vinarmour products are the perfect choice for elevating your corporate gifting game, whether it be a “C-Gift” (CEO, CFO, COO etc…), a gift for acknowledging an outstanding employee, or as a keepsake to a corporate retreat or other special business event.

  1. Unparalleled Quality and Craftsmanship: At Vinarmour, we take pride in the impeccable quality and craftsmanship of our wine and spirits carriers. Made in the USA using high-quality waxed cotton and leather, our products exude elegance and sophistication. The attention to detail and use of premium materials ensure that your corporate gift reflects the excellence and values of your brand, leaving a lasting impression on recipients.
  2. Versatility for Travel and Protection: Vinarmour’s individual bottle carrier offers exceptional functionality for travelers. It not only maintains bottle temperature better than neoprene alternatives but also provides full protection for air travel. With its collapsible, portable design and patented puncture and leakproof construction, this carrier is the epitome of convenience and reliability. By gifting this carrier, you provide recipients with a practical and secure solution for transporting their favorite wines and spirits.
  3. Stylish and Distinctive Design: Our Tote, designed to hold 2 or 3 bottles, offers a unique and stylish way to transport beverages. The collapsible leather bottle guard not only separates the bottles but also adds an element of sophistication. This distinctive design sets Vinarmour apart, making our products a conversation starter and a reflection of refined taste. As a corporate gift, our Tote is sure to impress and make a lasting impression on recipients.
  4. Customization and Co-Branding Opportunities: Vinarmour understands the importance of personalization in corporate gifting. That’s why we offer customization options and co-branding opportunities on our wine and spirits carriers. You can add your company’s logo, recipient’s initials, or a personal message to create a truly unique and memorable gift. This level of customization showcases your attention to detail and reinforces your brand’s identity, making the gift even more meaningful for recipients.
  5. Appreciation for Wine and Spirits Enthusiasts: Wine and spirits have long been associated with celebrations, fine dining, and building relationships. By gifting Vinarmour carriers, you demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the passions and interests of wine and spirits enthusiasts. The thoughtfulness behind your gift resonates with recipients, creating a sense of connection and fostering positive associations with your brand.
  6. Long-Lasting Durability: Vinarmour wine and spirits carriers are built to withstand the test of time. The high-quality materials and superior construction ensure durability, making these gifts long-lasting reminders of your generosity. Recipients will appreciate the practicality and longevity of the carriers, enhancing their travel experiences and creating lasting memories. Your corporate gift becomes a symbol of reliability and trustworthiness, strengthening the relationship between your company and its recipients.

When it comes to corporate gifting, Vinarmour’s wine and spirits carriers offer a perfect blend of style, functionality, and customization. With their unparalleled quality, versatile design, and customization options, these carriers make ideal corporate gifts. Show your appreciation to clients, partners, and employees with a Vinarmour carrier, and leave a lasting impression that reflects the excellence and sophistication of your brand. Elevate your corporate gifting game with Vinarmour’s high-quality wine and spirits carriers, and demonstrate your commitment to providing exceptional gifts that align with your recipients’ interests and lifestyle.

In the realm of corporate and VIP gifting, the quest for elegance, durability, and uniqueness is perpetual. With a commitment to excellence, Vinarmour products effortlessly epitomize the art of corporate and VIP gifting. Let’s go over some of the reasons why Vinarmour’s wine carriers and totes are an exceptional choice for discerning individuals and organizations seeking to make a lasting impression.

1. Exquisite Craftsmanship:
At the heart of Vinarmour’s wine carriers and totes lies the essence of impeccable craftsmanship. Each product is meticulously handcrafted with a fusion of premium leather and waxed cotton, carefully selected for their durability, elegance, and timeless appeal. Vinarmour artisans blend traditional techniques with modern precision to create works of art that exude refinement and sophistication, making them a standout choice for corporate and VIP gifting.

2. Unparalleled Durability:
Vinarmour’s commitment to exceptional quality extends to the durability of their wine carriers and totes. Constructed with the utmost attention to detail, these products are built to withstand the test of time. The combination of premium leather and waxed cotton ensures robustness and resistance to the elements, offering peace of mind to recipients who value longevity in their possessions. Vinarmour products truly embody the notion of a gift that lasts a lifetime.

3. Custom-Etched Leather Straps:
To further elevate the exclusivity of their wine carriers and totes, Vinarmour offers the option of custom-etching leather straps. This personalization opportunity allows corporate clients and VIPs to add a distinctive touch to their gifts, incorporating logos, names, or special messages. The custom-etching service transforms each Vinarmour product into a truly bespoke item, tailor-made to resonate with the recipient’s individuality and leave an indelible impression.

4. A Gift of Elegance and Sophistication:
Vinarmour’s wine carriers and totes are synonymous with luxury and refinement. They effortlessly exude an aura of elegance and sophistication, making them the perfect choice for corporate and VIP gifting. Whether used as a fashion statement or a practical accessory for wine enthusiasts, these carriers enhance any occasion with their impeccable style. Vinarmour products speak volumes about the discerning taste and refined sensibilities of both the giver and the receiver.

5. Versatility and Practicality:
Beyond their aesthetic appeal, Vinarmour’s wine carriers and totes offer unparalleled functionality. Thoughtful design features, such as adjustable straps, padded compartments, and sturdy handles, ensure ease of use and protection for precious cargo. The versatility of these products allows recipients to enjoy their favorite wines in style, whether it be during corporate gatherings, VIP events, or leisurely outings. Vinarmour products strike the delicate balance between form and function, making them a cherished gift for any occasion.

When it comes to corporate and VIP gifting, Vinarmour’s wine carriers and totes exemplify excellence in craftsmanship, durability, personalization, and sophistication. The combination of premium materials, meticulous attention to detail, and the option of custom-etching create a truly remarkable gift that is sure to captivate and impress. Vinarmour products not only convey appreciation but also become cherished symbols of distinction and style. By choosing Vinarmour, individuals and organizations elevate the art of gifting to new heights, leaving a lasting impression on those who are fortunate enough to receive such a remarkable token of admiration.


If there was ever a place that could personify the exquisite pairing of rustic heritage with modern elegance, it has to be the Hotel Jerome in Aspen.  Built in 1889, the Jerome quickly became the hub of the gold-rush town but in 2012 it acquired a face-lift and renovation which put it securely as one of the top mountain destination hotels in the world.  Vinarmour partnered with Hotel Jerome in March, 2023 to retail our Wine Carrier, Tote, and Accessories and we are collaborating with them in their renowned Epicurean Passport Program during this year’s 40th Anniversary of the Aspen Food and Wine Classic.  Stay tuned for updates on this event!

Earlier  this year, Boston Magazine named us as a go-to item and one of their 5 “bold” gifts for giving a “Groom” in one’s life.  On May 17, 2023 Forbes came out with several items they chose as a “Best Father’s Day gift”, and our WINE CARRIER made it onto the iconic magazine’s list. has earned a well-deserved reputation for being a highly respected and influential source of not only business and financial news, but also in reporting current lifestyle trends in lifestyle and products.  When Forbes names a product to one of its “Best” lists, people listen.  Among the accolades given to us by Forbes:

“There are a lot of ways to transport wine, but this is the classiest – and in many ways the safest.”

“The flagship bottle carrier is more a piece of fine luggage than mere padding, but it folds up to a fraction of its size when empty, and is equally good for picnics or BYOB restaurants.”

“…the patina of the 18-ounce waxed cotton twill, made by Halley Stevensons Baltic Mill in Dundee, Scotland will just get better looking over time.”

While we were pleasantly surprised to see the article appear, in some ways we weren’t.  Since the beginning, our goal is to provide wine enthusiasts with a unique, timeless, and high-quality product and we knew it was only a matter of time before the rest of the world discovered it, and ultimately agreed with us.  Of course it also helps that indeed our wine carrier does make the perfect gift for a dad.  It’s ruggedly handsome exterior exudes a sophisticated masculinity that any father would find attractive.  The durable 6/7oz Horween Leather sides and carry-strap adds another masculine touch.  And, of course, every father certainly appreciates a gift that will stand the test of time, and both the waxed cotton and leather are two of natures most durable materials, and develop a rich, unique, and elegant patina with age and use.

Father’s Day is an occasion to honor and celebrate fathers and their unique interests. If your father enjoys wine or spirits, our carriers provide a thoughtful and personalized gift that aligns perfectly with his preferences. By choosing a gift that reflects his taste and passion, you show him that you recognize and appreciate his individuality.

We also have the capability to customize and co-brand the leather of our carriers, enabling you to add a personal touch to the Father’s Day gift. By incorporating your father’s initials, name, or a heartfelt message, you create a personalized keepsake that he will cherish. The customization options showcase your thoughtfulness and attention to detail, making the gift even more meaningful and unique to him.  Our CO2 laser allows us to engrave onto leather fine details and subtleties not possible with traditional branding techniques and only at a fraction of the cost.  Letters, numbers, logos, and even an old black and white photograph may be etched with our laser onto the leather of any Vinarmour product.

The father in your life doesn’t carry bottles around?  We’ve got you covered.  Consider our Tote bag.  Originally designed to carry two of our Wine Carriers, it is a seriously rugged, masculine tote bag that can carry over 100 pounds, and is a wonderful for carrying household items to and fro.  It is the ultimate man-bag, though capable of carrying loads of over 100 lbs, the tote has a sophisticated element to it that belies its ruggedly good looks.

Our wine and spirits carriers are crafted with durability in mind, ensuring that they will withstand the test of time. By gifting your father a product that is built to last, you provide him with a gift that he can enjoy for years to come, creating lasting memories with each use. The longevity of our carriers symbolizes the enduring bond between father and child, making it a sentimental and heartfelt gift.

Leather Matters

We all know it when we see it. Cheap leather. Poor leather making. When we set out to make the most durable and protective carrier for wine bottle travel we not only had to find the best leather, but also a leather craftsman who would not compromise on quality.

Tannāre Leather — Quality Custom Leatherwork

Just because you start with an amazing piece of leather doesn’t mean that it will end up as an exceptional final product. I will never let a relative of mine cook a wagyu steak that I purchase, because I know that the end result will be a letdown. Similarly, a good hide in the hands of an average leather worker will lead to an average product. Francisco Figueroa is not your average leather maker. He is a 3rd generation leather craftsman, and grew up in a family that was known to make some of the best horse saddles in the world. He and his wife Cindy Jennings founded and operate TANNĀRE Custom Leatherwork in San Antonio, Texas. With a focus on old world craftsmanship, Francisco has caught the attention of rock stars wanting custom guitar straps to major league sports teams.

When I visited Francisco and Cindy at their factory it was clear that we made the right choice in choosing a leather maker. As his specialty is custom products, he does not have an “assembly plant” operation. Each item is worked on individually on large wooden tables, and he only has one machine per purpose. Throughout his space he has all kinds of antiques, many of them associated with the leather making industry, and it is quite apparent that he has a fondness and admiration for items that stand the test of time.

The combination of a leather from Horween and the leather crafting skills of Francisco at Tannare has allowed us to produce not only the finest wine travel bag on the market, but unquestionably the most durable and rugged as well. If you already own a Vinarmour Wine Carrier, you may expect with it what one would normally expect with a quality-leather good made by an experienced leather craftsman–years and years of use and utility, developing a beautiful patina along the way.

What Happens to Your Bag?

After the agent gently (sometimes) lays your bag on the conveyor belt, it will exit onto a common conveyor belt and at some point enter a cavernous warehouse. Think your bag is special? Think again, as there are hundreds if not thousands of other bags streaming into this place make a stop at a CTX machine. These large, expensive machine will determine if there is anything dangerous in your bag (illegal drugs, weapons, explosives, and perhaps lithium ion batteries). They WILL see a liquid in your bottle—typically not classified as “dangerous”, however this is the first place where you want to make sure you pack correctly. TIP: Do not pack electronics anywhere near your bottle, lest an agent (who I can assure you does not have a post-doctorate degree) suspect a detonation device for a Molotov Cocktail and pull your luggage off and toss it aside (Potential toss #1) for a TSA agent to search. If this happens, you must assume that the TSA agent will NOT pack the bottle back up nearly as well as you did and throw it back on the belt (potential toss #2). Your bag may also be subject to other checks including laser or xray scanners and sniffing dogs.

If your bag successfully clears this screening it will continue to the airpport’s main baggage system, where the luggage tag will be scanned, sorted (by either humans or robots) and put on a cart in the right direction to your gate, generating potential tosses #3 and #4. Check in too early? Your bag may go to “suitcase hotel” holding area (this involves potential tosses #5 and #6—possibly more, depending upon the airport). Check in late? If your luggage does make it onto the plane, don’t expect that it have been delivered with more TLC, they will be rushing to get it there. If your bag makes it on time to the gate, the ramp agents will put your bag onto a conveyor belt up to the plane (potential toss #7), and stacked with the other luggage (potential toss #8). Once on the plane, your bag is usually secure, unless there is some heavy turbulence, in which case there may be a potential toss #9. Once at your destination the ramp agents will recover your bag and place it near the cargo hold (potential toss #10), throw it onto the conveyor belt (potential toss #11), where it will be loaded onto a cart (potential toss #12) and taken to the baggage claim where it is dumped onto a conveyor belt (potential toss #13), and depending upon the airport may have anything from a gentle slide to a tumbling cartwheel crash onto the carousel (potential toss #14). Occasionally airports have carousel agents to take the bags off and set to the side (potential toss #15).

Worry-free Travel

Now you know what obstacles face you and your bottle on their journey. If you are flying somewhere with one stop you could be facing over 20 potential tosses of your luggage. How does one pack in the face of this? The obvious answer on our end is of course to pack your bottle within a Vinarmour™ Wine Carrier. Not only is it impact resistant, but more importantly it is puncture resistant, so that even if your bottle faces a violent impact and breaks, the Kevlar and Dyneema fabrics within the Carrier will help prevent glass shards from cutting or puncturing it and will not spill or leak.

Tips For Those Without A Vinarmour Carrier

Use “tubes.” Some articles of clothing have a tube shape and may help protect against impact. Place your bottle within socks, shirt or sweater sleeves, or pant legs. The more layers the better. Best examples: “Hoodie” style pullovers, denim jean pants, calf-height gym socks.

Always travel with couple of kitchen-sized garbage bags. After inserting your bottle within your clothing “tubes”, insert inside the garbage bag and wrap excess bag over itself.

Use Neoprene totes. These can offer modest impact protection, and will offer some thermal protection to help prevent your wine from being baked in case your luggage is left in the sun for a period of time traveling in hot climates. Best technique involves putting one tote over each end, and then wrapping in a plastic garbage bag.

Avoid bubble wrap. Have you ever ordered wine and it has arrived shipped in bubble wrap? There is a reason for this—it doesn’t work for wine bottles. Early experiments in impact protection for my product verified this. You are better off wrapping in clothing (and it’s better for the environment!)

Always pack the bottle in the very middle of the luggage, never in contact with any side of the luggage or any hard personal object, with as much clothing around it as possible.

Protect your electronics in the same bag by packing them away from the bottle and wrap them inside a plastic ziplock or garbage bag.

Add a note for the TSA. Keep it short and sweet. Handwritten and signed adds a personal touch that is difficult to ignore. Seen on the left is the one I (Brian Hart) used (before Vinarmour), on heavy stock paper so I could reuse.