When I take to your waters in my boat, it'll be in a boat I bought on the right coast for the ICW. I suspect I'll never take FW that far from home, but some friends have cruised through the Panama Canal in moving their 43 sailboat from Napa to GA. What a trip they had!! I know they had more than one bottle of wine aboard when they left here. They'll be playing in the Caribbean in the upcoming months.
Personally, I never venture farther than my supply of wine and beer will allow. Fuel is a secondary consideration on our trip planning.
I doubt any of the precious cargo would survive such a long trek. I'm told that's how the Brits came to create India Pale Ale (IPA)
, my favorite brew. Now I learn it might not be true!
Regardless of the journey temperatures, I love it and because of that fact alone, could not expect it to survive my reach during the long trip. Of course, when the beer runs out, the wine is the next victim of consumption.
So I suggest you guys just keep paying your inflated prices for our wines at your stores and when I arrive on your coast, I'll join you in the practice.