Tips on moving wine?

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honus
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Tips on moving wine?

Postby honus » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:40 pm

I am doing an interstate move from NYC to San Francisco in June. I have about 2 dozen bottles of wine. Anyone have any suggestions on how I should move it?

I won't be driving, so I can't take it myself and I don't think having it sitting in the trailer with everything else for a cross country move is a good idea, I think it would get way too hot. Any notes from someone who has done something similar or any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Tips on moving wine?

Postby Rick » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:51 pm

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Re: Tips on moving wine?

Postby x-countrymove » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:53 am

When we moved from California to Florida, we took our wine to a wine store. They packaged it in a special shipping box and it was shipped in a refrigerated truck. It wasn't cheap, but considering we had about 2 dozen bottles of a wine that cost $100 per bottle, it was worth it.

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Re: Tips on moving wine?

Postby ArchieWhite » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:15 am

I never had much luck with wine, I always picked a bad month, and those aluminum screw off tops just don't seem to be as sophisticated as corks. I think I'll try the kind that comes in a box next time.

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Re: Tips on moving wine?

Postby MusicMom » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:27 am

Any wine younger than your grandchildren is not aged enough.

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Re: Tips on moving wine?

Postby BillAdams » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:32 am

Western Carriers specializes in storing and shipping wine collections.
Give them a call
http://westerncarriers.com/
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Re: Tips on moving wine?

Postby smatwilly » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:45 am

If you move the move, make sure you ship it upside down so the cork doesnt dry out!

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Re: Tips on moving wine?

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ArchieWhite
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Re: Tips on moving wine?

Postby ArchieWhite » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:32 pm

I wonder how much it costs?

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Re: Tips on moving wine?

Postby MikeLitt3810 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:14 pm

I moved a guy from Texas to KY last summer he had thousands invested in wine, what he ended up doing was going to the liquor store picked up the proper shipping containers from them for free. loaded up his honda with all of his wine and drove it there with the ac cranked the whole way.

I as a mover will not ship any wine in my truck. it will bake with temp changes, it should be stored on it's side, as it ferments in my hot truck the cork expands, when it's chilled again the cork loosens up and will stand a chance to leak.

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Re: Tips on moving wine?

Postby ArchieWhite » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:01 am

A guy with thousands invested in wine drives a honda? This story would have been better if you changed it to Bentley or Jag.


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