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Old 07-11-2008, 10:21 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by ronjohn55 View Post
To answer question #1... Yes. The heat can cause them to break. It's not just the temp from the store though, it's the temp it was at when bottled. It came a sealed vessel at that point. Usually with corks, they'll simply push out if the pressure becomes to great. With some of the synthetics they hold in better, and with screw tops there's nowhere for them to go. So the pressure builds until the container gives out and the glass breaks. As the contents were heating up, the pressure inside the bottle was building.... when it hit the failure point of the glass, it broke.

#2 For cleaning, clean the areas that got the wine on them. The rest of the car will just need to air out (Some Febreeze might help).

That's interesting. I've transported wine in my trunk for years and never had this problem. Now I know better.

And yes, Chef June, I should keep a cooler in the trunk. Call it laziness. If I think there's a problem I keep the things in the A/C interior of the car. I didn't think wine was a problem - again - Now I know better.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

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Old 07-11-2008, 12:29 PM   #12
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Woah! That's crazy, I just hope you get the messed cleaned up.

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Old 07-13-2008, 01:32 PM   #13
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Try a couple drops of peppermint oil, that will cover up any odor problems. My neighbor had a child that would get car sick backing out of his driveway, He always kept a bottle in His car all the time for such emergencies.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:06 PM   #14
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One point: If the trunk got hot enough to blow up the bottles, it probably got hot enough to damage the wine. I would not purchase wine if I had to leave it in a hot car for any length of time. Wine bottles are usually pretty tough, and I am surprised that they would break.

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