Humans have commemorated wine since the beginning of recorded history. Not only are there countless different types of wine, but even among those types, there’s a vast nuance to each bottle. That particular nuance—the flavor, refinement, and gradation—crafted during the cultivation process is what makes this ancient drink so special.
Wine lovers know and understand this very well, and taste the difference when pulling that special bottle out from their collection. At Element Moving and Storage, LLC, we take great pride in working with the artistic, timeless, and discriminating collectors we’ve come to value as our customers. In fact, we love wine so much that we offer wine-specific services for moving, packing, and storing—like any quality winery would intend.
Element Knows Wine
Element Moving & Storage, LLC is unlike any other moving company—especially when it comes to sensitive cargo. Unlike the conventional mover, our professionals first assess the wine and gather the critical information needed to begin preparing for your move. These include important pieces of information that any mover—*ahem* any good mover—should look for:
- Type (merlot, cabernet sauvignon, champagne, etc.)
Additionally, our wine-moving experts inspect each bottle thoroughly in determining exactly what method of care is required to move them. Element Moving & Storage, LLC understands that you know your own wine, and know what you want for them. That’s why we sit down with you to go over your preferences, requirements, concerns, and anything else we should know about your wine before we get working—down to the tee.
Temperature, Temperature, Temperature
In case we haven’t emphasized enough, temperature control is extremely important when preserving the integrity and taste of your wine. However, we understand that when you’ve got a big move on the horizon, attention to detail may potentially start slipping—or even leave your control—and we’ve seen it. With Element Moving and Storage, LLC, we’re always in control. We know—and very well, we might add—the steps it takes for maintaining the proper temperature necessary for your wine transport.
As a rule of thumb, wine should always be moved at a temperature of 55°—no more, no less. In fact, this is the optimal temperature for most wines, whether on the shelf or being moved across the country. That’s why there’s a particular time of year that’s best for moving wine: spring and fall. Additionally, the older the wine, the more susceptible it is to temperature fluctuations—which means it’s even more crucial to maintain temperature control.
How We Pack
Whether you have thousands of bottles of wine or just a single bottle, we’ll transport it. Element Moving & Storage, LLC prepares and packs your wine into special, insulated boxes (each holds up to 12 bottles). Once they’re secure, we safely load them in a refrigerated truck, ensuring the temperature stays constant. If the move is an overnight affair, we’ll keep the truck running for the entire night so the environment—and your wine—doesn’t change.
Element Moving & Storage, LLC only uses special boxes made specifically for wine bottles when packing your cargo. These safe, heavy-duty carriers are the ideal shipping method for moving and transporting wine bottles; they’re easy to carry, ship flat—which saves storage space—and can even accommodate different bottle sizes.
Our first option—yes, we have two wine carriers—is a corrugated, heavy-duty wine carrier box that can hold up to 12 bottles of wine and withstand hundreds of pounds. Even more so, their corrugated pattern allows for custom-packing bottles of different shapes and sizes. Their large—and comfortable, even—hand holes provide for safe, easy carrying; so if our clients ever wanted to simply buy our equipment, we’ve got them covered.
Our second wine carrier option is a thick, sturdy box that also holds up to 12 bottles of wine. It’s a deluxe, high-performance wine shipper that includes a polystyrene insert and a 200-pound test outer carton. What’s great about these carriers is that they allow virtually no room for movement—meaning no matter how bumpy the ride may be, they remain in place. Don’t let their sturdiness fool you, however; they’re pliable and can fit most 750 ml bottles of wine.
An additional service we offer—and one our customers typically opt for—is our inventory control (IC). With IC, we create a database of your inventory (this includes the year, make, and type) that we’ll give to you—in the form of a spreadsheet—so you can go back and refer to each, in real-time.
Furthermore, Element Moving & Storage, LLC uses this database when arranging and packing your boxes; in fact, it’s highly important that we do. Because wines vary depending on the storage needs they have, having this IC list handy allows us to accommodate each individual bottle during the move—something our professional wine movers have perfected over the years. This detailed inventory is an extra feature, but so worth it when it comes to keeping track of your collection—both during and after the move.
The Next Generation in Moving and Storage
Very few moving companies are as granular as we are with our level of detail. When comparing the quality, price, and premium assistance of our services to basic moving companies, it’s very clear why we’re the next generation in moving and storage. To them, every box is the same—no matter what’s inside (they may even forget what’s in each box). In fact, carelessness—which is so common among basic movers—explains why the average claims rate is a high 10%. Element Moving and Storage, LLC is proud to maintain a claims rate of less than one-tenth of that: less than 1%.
Services like our wine moving premiums demonstrate how meticulous we are in absolutely everything we do, and tells you exactly how we’ll treat your special collections. If you have a wine collection you value, trust them with the movers who will value it just as much as you do. At Element Moving and Storage, LLC, the next generation in moving and storage, we are those movers. Contact us today to learn more about all the ways we can help you move that precious wine.