kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits & lifestyle writer / wine educator

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Drink it or dump it...

When I heard about the new airline regulations that started Thursday morning, which ban all liquids and gels except for baby formula and medicine, I couldn't help but wonder what would happen to all of the wine that fliers had in their carry on bags...

Sure enough, CNN reported yesterday tales of passengers trying to drink it all up in line, or give it to those leaving the airport.

While I understand the reason for the increased security, I can't imagine how heartbreaking it must have been for wine lovers who traveled to Napa or other wine regions, and planned on carrying home their goodies (which may have cost them a lot), only to be told when they got to the airport that they had to check it or dump it.

Depending on the wine and the price paid, part of me thinks it might have been worth it to miss my flight and make sure the wine gets shipped home...