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Coals to Newcastle, or Can I Take Champagne into Italy.

Coals to Newcastle, or Can I Take Champagne into Italy.

Old May 14th, 2001, 03:53 PM
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Coals to Newcastle, or Can I Take Champagne into Italy.

I know this is a strange scenario.
(and please little x, let someone "spoonfed" me today)
We have a great bottle of champagne that my husband bought for us to drink this past New Years Eve, but we did not.
We are not big champ drinkers and would probably not have many other occasions to drink this bottle,
Especially given the fact that my husband is planning to move out of our house upon our return from Italy.
If I knew I could hide it somewhere , I would save it until the divorce...
Does anyone know if one can take a bottle INTO Italy?
The U.S customs site only gives info for U.S.
Where can I find out this info?
Given that this will be our first
*and* last family trip with all four of us,
I thougtht that it would be nice to take the champ over to Rome, and drink it on the apt. terrace, (giving the childern a little sip or two.)
To celebrate being in Rome!
Has anyone brought alcohol into Italy?
or do you have the site I can go to for Italian customs info?
thanks very much.
Then i can use that packing space to bring back some of the great recommended wines, from this forum.

Old May 14th, 2001, 04:09 PM
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Nancy -

I've been reading your posts over the past few weeks/months and haven't had much to say that others hadn't already. I do not envy you your situation and I wish you the best with it. You're a better person than I am to even consider bringing the bottle and sharing it. You'll have no problem bringing the bottle over.
I'd love to see what some of the regular posters could come up with for alternate uses for that bottle!!!!

Good luck with your trip. I hope you and the kids enjoy it as much as humanly possible.
Old May 14th, 2001, 04:21 PM
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Thanks Stacey, for the info and the chuckle!
I can think of a few uses for it, too! :-0
Thanks for your thoughts,also.
I'll pack that bottle and put it on ice in Italy.
And maybe i'll just save it for when husband leaves and friend/favorite "auntie" arrives!
She likes champs.
Old May 14th, 2001, 04:25 PM
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Hi Nancy

I've been to Italy several times and never has any customs worker even so much as glanced at my luggage, so you can probably take it in without a problem. What's the worst thing that could happen? If you are stopped at customs, you could always pop the cork and have a little party right there at the aeroporto.

Buon viaggio
Old May 14th, 2001, 04:41 PM
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Good luck, Nancy. And I'm still eager to hear about your trip when you return. Have a ball!
Old May 14th, 2001, 04:45 PM
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Thought I posted this once, but it disappeared . . .
Good luck, Nancy. And have fun. You've earned it already! Am eager to hear about your trip when you return.

Old May 15th, 2001, 04:47 AM
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Thanks guys!
37 more days!
Time to get real with a few lists!

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