How to Move a Wine Cellar

by | Feb 7, 2013 | Transport & Logistics

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If you are a wine connoisseur moving in Delaware County, you may be concerned about how to move your large collection of wine. Luckily, with proper care, you can insure that your wine will arrive safely at your new home.

Before moving in Delaware County, visit a local wine trader to get an estimate on your wine, especially if you have a large or vintage collection. You will want to take out insurance on your collection, and this will help you know exactly how much to get. You should also take pictures of your wine cellar before you begin to pack up. This will help you remember exactly what you have and help you reorganize when you begin arranging the cellar in your new home.

There are two options for wine when moving in Delaware County. You may choose to pack and transport the wine yourself or you may have the professional movers do it. If you choose to do it yourself, you will need to make sure you have the right boxes. The best ones are strong, double-ply cardboard that are already divided inside for room for twelve bottles. Check with your local liquor store, wine shop, or distribution company to see if they have any boxes to take or sell. You might also choose Styrofoam boxes, which can help protect your wine against changes in temperature. Wine is generally stored standing upright. However, any particularly old bottles should be packed lying on the side to keep the corks from drying out. It is legal to move wine by carrying it in your car. You can also take it on a plane, as long as you check it with specially designed wine boxes.

When moving in Delaware County, you may also choose to have the professionals pack and move your wine. By choosing this option, you have their experience and expertise at your service. You also don’t have to worry about trying to find the right boxes. You should check with your state to see if there are any restrictions on the amount of wine allowed to be moved, and you should also be aware that moving companies will charge extra for the transport of large cellars. Wine is extremely sensitive to changes in temperature, especially heat so check with your mover to make sure they have a climate controlled truck. If you have a choice, you might also consider moving in the spring or fall when temperatures are milder. If your mover does not offer a climate controlled vehicle, they may suggest other options like shipping it via plane or another truck.

If you follow these tips, your wine will arrive safely and unharmed. Then you can open up a special bottle and toast to your life in your new home.

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