A wine collection can be considered a substantial asset and every precaution should be taken prior to moving to guarantee its safe transportation. That’s why you should trust A.A. American Moving & Storage in Wyckoff, NJ when it comes to transporting your wine. We have over 60 years of experience in the industry. We are Bergen County’s experts.
Before the move, have your high-valued wine collection appraised. The best way to locate a wine appraiser is through your local wine merchant. It is also important that you photograph your collection to document its contents.
Also let you’re A.A. American moving representative know you will be moving wine or other high-value items. Special arrangements may have to be made to ensure your collection reaches your destination safely. You will need to complete a High-Value Inventory Form to assure your collection is not limited to minimal liability.
Check with the alcohol beverage control authorities in your destination state before you move. Some states have limit restrictions about how much alcohol can be brought in for personal use.
Most experts say the older the wine, the more delicate the flavor. Extreme changes in temperatures may affect the taste and appearance of your wine. The best temperature for storing and transporting wine is 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
For a small collection, we recommend moving the collection by car, where atmosphere collections can be better controlled. A climate controlled van can be used to transport for large or rare collections.
The best time to move your collection is early spring or late fall. During the summer months, the van temperature can become very high and during the winter, the wine can become slushy, which can alter the flavor. If moving during these times is unavoidable, you may want to consider moving the wine via commercial airlines.
While packing your wine, A.A. American will have boxes designed for fragile items. Corked wines should be laid on their side or upside down to keep the cork wet. Do not pack bottles that have been opened. Label the box “Fragile-This Side Up.”
Even when extreme care has been taken, the wine can still get ‘bottle shock.” If opened too soon the wine may loose its flavor. Wait at least 7 days for everyday your shipment was in transit.
Transporting wine may be difficult task, but A.A. American Moving & Storage can handle the task effortlessly. With over 60 years in the business, we are the experts.
Contact UsA.A. American Moving & Storage
414 West Main Street
Wyckoff, NJ 07481