They would be right.
And although box wine is now more frequently what is found in the liquor locker, the traditional wine bottle still makes appearances too. Among other reasons, because no one would ever suggest that a "message in a box" would have any staying power in the ocean.
You want to be wearing steel-toed shoes when you run one of these suckers.
Like most things, I learned this the hard way. I was (hurriedly) opening a bottle of wine in the main saloon. It was summer, and it was hot - I was barefoot. In my haste, I failed to properly engage the bottle in the clamp handles... and when I pushed down the handle which drives the screw into the cork, it instead pushed the bottle out of the clamps. It fell straight down, and landed on my big toe nail.
The good news?
- There was no damage to the cabin sole - my toe protected it
- The bottle did not break - no broken glass - my toe protected it
- The wine was not wasted
No, I didn't know these things either.
Now I do.
Question: Do you think it will be awkward for everyone if in the future I open the wine wearing nothing but shorts, teeshirt, and industrial steel-toed boots?