Can we bring wine overseas?

Mar 30th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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Can we bring wine overseas?

I searched on the forums for an answer to this question and was shocked not to find any. I'd like to bring a bottle of wine with me to Denmark. is this allowed?
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Mar 30th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Yes, of course you can bring wine into Denmark, but you'll have to buy it at an airport duty-free store after security (the last airport before you depart the U.S., not your home airport if you're making a connection somewhere like New York). You can't take it through security because it's more than 3 oz.

FYI: If you are not on a nonstop flight, then you will not be able to bring it through your airport connection in Europe.
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Mar 30th, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Sure, 2 litres duty free.
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Mar 30th, 2010, 05:01 PM
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There is no need to buy wine at a duty free shop after security - you can pick up a bottle at your favorite local wine shop if you wish.

Doug is referring to the fact that you can't take liquids through security in your carryon bag, but you CAN put liquids in your checked bag.

I've traveled with wine many times in my checked bag - i usually wrap it in some clothes and stick it in the middle of my suitcase. Your wine store may also have some foam sleeves you can use for cushion.
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Mar 31st, 2010, 04:21 AM
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I've brought several cases of wine into Denmark on multiple occassions. Never a problem.

If you bring over 2 liters, you are supposed to declare it and pay duty. I've never seen anyone actually stopped by customs, and there is usually nobody even around, but it would technically be required to declare it and pay.

For a single bottle, bubble wrap or even clothing should be enough to protect it.
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Mar 31st, 2010, 05:04 AM
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Places like Big Lots sell round heavy cardboard wine boxes.. you often see them at Christmas time, for giving wine as a gift. I've bought some of these round boxes, and I use them all the time to transport wine to/from Thailand. I always wrap the bottle in plastic bags and then stick it inside the round box, put the lid on, stuff it in a "middle" location in my check bag(s) and I'm good to go. Have not had a bottle arrive broken/spilled (yet).
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Mar 31st, 2010, 08:02 AM
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yes, you can carry it , there is no problem, but do not keep more than 2 or 3 bottles otherwise it can be a problem.

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Mar 31st, 2010, 08:11 AM
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What problem will more than 2-3 bottles cause?
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Mar 31st, 2010, 08:20 AM
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What problem will more than 2-3 bottles cause?

Other than, possibly, a strained back from lifting the extra weight? Absolutely nothing. Technically, you will have to pay duty, which is something like DKK16/$3 per bottle. I routinely bring cases of wine from the US to Denmark and have never had any issues, whatsoever.
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Mar 31st, 2010, 09:22 AM
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It's fine, just pack in into your checked luggage.
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Mar 31st, 2010, 04:57 PM
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>It's fine, just pack in into your checked luggage.

...and if over the duty-free limit, declare the excess. If x-rayed the bottles can be seen and if not declared the fines can be rather annoying.

Once, we did not declare 3 bottles (between two of us) and were stopped and threatened with a fine (or a bribe request). The customs guy claimed only 1 bottle per person was the limit and because we did not declare we had to pay the fine. I showed him a printout of the embassy page (am not usually that anal!) saying 2 per person was ok. He backed off. BUT that is the exception ... declare.
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