I received a couple of emails from readers asking how Charles and I transport our wine and stemware to BYOB establishments and I am more than happy to share.
If we are bringing just one bottle and no glassware then I use my giraffe purse. It's such a great conversation piece.
If it's a relatively small group then we use our very James Bond-esque wine suitcase. It neatly accommodates 2 bottles of wine and 4 pieces of stemware and up to 4 bottles of wine without the stemware. I found it at International Wine Accessories for $15. I love it so much I actually gave it as a gift to a few our friends for the holidays.
If we are meeting a large group of friends and we know we are going to go through a ton of wine and glassware then we will bring out the Party Pack. It's literally called that. We needed some cheap stemware for this very purpose and found a pack of 18 at Costco labeled as such for $18 bucks. If it breaks or we lose one - who cares? We transport the wine in a wine carton and then use the same carton to haul the dirty glassware back home. It's all zip zip and very easy to do.