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A Melbourne brewery executive was on the verge of tears when he had to smash two bottles of Australia's best-known wine at Melbourne Airport.

Neil Grant, southern region general manager with Foster's Australia, ran foul of the tough air security rules as he was about to board an Emirates flight to Britain.

"I was going to conferences in Scotland and Ireland, and grabbed a 1980 and an '82 Grange from my personal cellar," Mr Grant said.

He estimated the two bottles were probably worth about $3000.

However Mr Grant had forgotten about the 100ml of liquids rule applying to carry-on luggage."

"I said, 'This is like a work of art, it's irreplaceable, do you know what you're doing here?'

He even offered to open the wine so everyone around could try some... he wasn't allowed.

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This stops me from bringing back good stuff from my holidays. It's hassle that just isn't worth it.
I'd be inclined to take the ferry or channel tunnel if I were to go to a wine area for me hols. Something tells me Grange isn't available in duty-free

No sympathy at all for this. Came through Sydney on my way back to California with eleven bottles of fortified wine in my checked luggage - no problems at all. Anyone who travels internationally (and esp. to and from the US) knows about the restrictions for liquids in carry-on. Plus, the value of the wine has been inflated. Cost would be much less if purchased at auction. Maybe they are giving cost at a restaurant.


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