The signs of summer are upon us: swimming, lemonade, fireworks, barbecue and of course sun, lots of it. And along with that sun, comes rising temperatures that could affect your wine collection. Knowing when it’s the right time to move a wine collection into a safe, secure, climate-controlled self storage unit can be daunting for some. But the proper storage of wine is essential to the longevity of any collection. Finding the time to pack, organize and move the wine collection to a proper storage facility can be difficult as well.
That is why one self storage facility, Wine Storage Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash., is offering a new service that makes moving a wine collection hassle free. For no charge, a cellar management professional from Wine Storage Bellevue will package and move the customer’s wine collection from their home or other location to their new wine bottle storage locker inside the state-of-the-art facility. This service is valued at approximately $300 and is complimentary with a one-year rental commitment and pre-payment of the first 3 months’ rent. Wine cataloguing is available for an extra fee based on number of bottles in the collection.
“Organizing and moving your wine into proper storage can be a daunting task, so the professionals at Wine Storage Bellevue have tailored their service to make it as easy to preserve your valuable vintages as it is to drink them,” commented the Mr. Rogers of Wine. On a YouTube broadcast, this gentleman endorses Wine Storage Bellevue and gives advice on the four guidelines of proper wine storage: humidity, temperature, darkness and storing the collection in a horizontal position. There is a reason for all the fuss over proper wine storage. Wine needs to be stored in high humidity in the 60 percent range or else the taste will be spoiled. It should be kept between 55 to 58 degrees Fahrenheit because a higher temperature will age the wine too fast and affect the taste. Wine bottles should not be moved and should be stored in the dark, lying down to keep the cork moist and the air out of the bottle.
Wine Storage Bellevue, situated within the 12,000 sq. ft. Stor-House Self Storage facility located at 1614 118th Avenue SE in Bellevue, was distinguished as the 2010 “Specialty Storage Facility of the Year” by Mini-Storage Messenger, a monthly publication providing self-storage industry information and news. The wine storage facility, serving the Eastside and Greater Seattle, caters to those with established collections as well as enthusiastic beginners. In addition to 418 all-steel storage wine lockers ranging in capacity from 12 to 200 cases, humidity and wine storage temperature monitoring, and SMART security with individual key-card access, Wine Storage Bellevue also boasts a Tuscan-inspired Amoroso Room that blends Old World opulence with modern conveniences, including Wi-Fi access and a computer for accessing one’s wine cellar-tracking and wine inventory software.
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