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Wine is more than just a beverage. It has played a significant cultural role, going back at least 8,000 years, into human history. The oldest bottle that is known to exist dates back to 325-350 A.D., and was found in a Roman tomb. It’s called the Speyer wine bottle, and yes, it still contains what is presumably wine (no one has actually checked that for verification).
Still, when it comes to wine, the older the better! There’s just something about knowing the history and origins of what you’re popping the cork on that makes it all the more enticing.
While it isn’t the core of our business, it’s another one of the unexpected services we handle at Element Moving and Storage: the storage, inventory, and safe transport of highly-valued wine collections.
If you’re just looking to move locally or across the state, you probably don’t think about such services. However, if you’re an avid wine lover, we’re more than happy to serve. Here’s what you need to know before entrusting us with your collection.
We Get the Value
It may be hard to fathom that there are wine bottles worth more than a car or a home, if all you’re used to are the $9 bottles of red from the supermarket. We’ve handled shipments of wine bottles that were insured for up to $1 million. That particular owner understood the difference between common and vintage stock. Avid wine specialists have a more sophisticated palate, and are adept at isolating the different taste notes hiding inside higher-end bottles.
In other words, our customers are serious about their wine, and we’re serious about our customers. We understand the special packing and crating necessary to preserve the integrity of the collection. Handling is also important, and our less-than-one percent claims ratio against an industry average of ten percent tells you exactly why more individuals are trusting their collections with us.
What to Expect
So, you have a wine collection you are concerned about for an upcoming move. You’re not sure when you will transport it, but you’ve got to get it out of the house and into storage. In this scenario, we start by creating an inventory that shows each bottle—the year, the type, etc. This ensures it will be accounted for in our records. It also serves the purpose of allowing easier access, should you find yourself needing a specific label for an upcoming party or engagement prior to relocation.
We’re also happy to hold wine collections in storage for indefinite periods of time. Since the inventory list is cross-referenced to the content of each crate, our customers can rest easy knowing their most prized bottles will be exactly where they left them, in the proper climate.
Once we’re ready for the move, the inventory and labeling system help us keep up with the shipment. We can make any necessary special arrangements to ensure a gentler transport and delivery experience.
Who Can Benefit Most from Our Wine Storage Service?
Customers who are moderate to heavy wine drinkers, or who collect wine as any form of special memorabilia or collectible, a see high value in this particular service. It’s a niche we love to serve. We also love to work with wine appreciators who may have a move on the horizon, or who are downsizing but don’t wish to downsize their selection of wine.
Our customers usually don’t plan on finishing a bottle a few days after buying it. They like to save their wine bottles for specific venues, and occasions. They pay attention to those little details, and that signals they expect the same from us.
The Right Place for Wine Lovers
If you fit into this exclusive niche, we would like to invite you to look at our customer reviews online. We rank highly on distinguished watchdog sites like Google, Angie’s List, Yelp, and HomeAdvisor. We’ve held an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for years, and our storage services are just as praised as our moving services.
Those customers appreciate specifically the knowledge and effort we put into understanding their materials. If you have a valuable wine collection, that’s the kind of nuance you should expect from a moving and storage company. A company who values the contents inside, not a company that’s going to store your collection as “just another box.” Contact us today if we can help you with an upcoming move, relocation, or temporary/indefinite storage for your wine collection.
About Element Moving & Storage, LLC
Element Moving and Storage, LLC delivers premium moving services to discerning clients. Call our Carrollton, Dallas, and Austin locations to discover a whole new level of commercials and residential services. We are a family owned and operated moving company that has an established reputation for honesty and exceptional service.