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Our boat has a nice little compartment in the salon table that holds several bottles of wine which is very handy, however when we are on vacation 3 bottles does not last very long, and since my wife drinks white and I drink red, we need twice as many bottles.

We have gone with the "Chateau du Boite" (boxed wine) but even if I do find a decent boxed wine, I get tired of drinking the same wine all the time. I am no connoisseur, but I like a variety and I like decent wines.

I am in the process of figuring out how to store multiple bottles of wine safely while also taking advantage of some of the less useful nooks and crannies on the boat. Currently I wrap extra bottles in old towels and tuck them in a void behind the salon seat back. I would like to come up with some kind of rack that will maximize that space and hold the bottles securely and protect them from rattling. I envision some kind of stacked tube arrangement, perhaps lined with foam?

I am wondering if anyone else has come up with innovative solutions to this very first-world problem!

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I picked up 22 half cases of wine (132 bottles) in France last time I was there.
I just store them in their cardboard boxes in the unused aft cabin.

There is a leakage issue... I drank a bottle last night and this morning found an empty bottle.



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I picked up 22 half cases of wine (132 bottles) in France last time I was there.
I just store them in their cardboard boxes in the unused aft cabin.

There is a leakage issue... I drank a bottle last night and this morning found an empty bottle. Mark
Like I implied before, do you think they will let you back into OZ since you've switched from beer to wine?
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we could store bottles under the bottom drawers in the galley, v-berth and aft berth.

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We keep a pretty good supply of wine aboard as a charter boat and like Mark, we keep it in the case with the separators, in a spare cabin.
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...We have gone with the "Chateau du Boite" (boxed wine) but even if I do find a decent boxed wine, I get tired of drinking the same wine all the time. I am no connoisseur, but I like a variety and I like decent wines.... I am wondering if anyone else has come up with innovative solutions to this very first-world problem!
It's a critical problem indeed! My solution is LOTS of boxes.

I know that's not very helpful, but it's true.

We do carry a few bottles, mostly for socializing over at other boats. Like others have said, we keep them in their box, using the cardboard separators. I don't think we've ever broken one, although we do seem to have Mark's leakage problem .
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Bottles in old socks under the V. No rattles and no broken bottles. We pack them close together so they don’t move. We have also used these rubberized cabinet liners cut to surround the bottles ( 2 rubber bands hold in place)

Cardboard brings bugs onto the boats like cockroaches, plus it get wet or damp. Also an inefficient use of space.

We only drink reds....never would even think of the boxed wine swill. But we are snobs. It’s not about the price as plenty of $15 a bottle excellent 90s rated wines available. We always keep a mixed case on board.


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since my wife drinks white and I drink red, we need twice as many bottles.
Hmmm, there is some interesting maths going on there...

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No space in the bilges? We tucked about four cases of rum into the bilge on a return trip from Bermuda one time. Two broke, but at $2.00/bottle, not a problem, and the bilge smelled OK for a good while.
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No space in the bilges? We tucked about four cases of rum into the bilge on a return trip from Bermuda one time. Two broke, but at $2.00/bottle, not a problem, and the bilge smelled OK for a good while.
Party time for the rats and roaches after everyone was asleep, I'd bet. lol

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