LeBron James teams up with RIMOWA to design the 12-bottle case
Take the worry out of traveling with vintage bottles or your precious spirits with RIMOWA’s 12-Bottle Case. NBA superstar LeBron James helped design this luxury travel case, which came to mind after seeing a stackable archival case that stored glasses and wine bottles in 2018 .
So the first phase of the project began after conversations with the RIMOWA design team and with a longtime friend of the brand and wine connoisseur. Four years later, that project comes to life with this limited-edition aluminum travel case. The interior comes with 12 padded cushions of varying thickness to hold each bottle in place. It can hold all standard sized wine bottles as well as larger champagne bottles.
Additionally, the RIMOWA 12-Bottle Case comes with two retractable legs that lock at the bottom on each side to stabilize the case when opened. It also has two padded safety bars to ward off the fear of falling or shifting bottles. Worse, break during the trip. It should be mentioned however that the inserts are fixed. This means that you cannot remove them and therefore cannot use the case as an ordinary suitcase.
The case also comes with the trademark durable grooved aluminum shell. It is a little heavy at 12.25 kg but it is easy to move thanks to a few wheels. Rounding out its design are the two TSA-approved locks for security.
To celebrate RIMOWA’s 12-bottle case, the luxury brand has also partnered with Wine Access to curate a list of 12 Napa wine producers for the traveling wine collector. Each of these wine producers sources from Andy Beckstoffer of Beckstoffer Vineyards, who revolutionized viticulture. The case will cost $9,900 in the coming months.
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