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July 29, 2011 11:45 ET

Moving Wine Can Be Easy With the Right Moving Companies

EVANSVILLE, INDIANA--(Marketwire - July 29, 2011) - Wine doesn't travel well. Between the threats of temperature variations to the fragile glass it's contained in, to the shock suffered from excessive shaking; moving your much-loved wine collection to a new location can be a shattering ordeal. Enlisting full service moving companies will ensure the safe arrival of your finest, bold flavored wines and new vintages. Find reputable, experienced relocation services that take the precautions necessary to preserve your collection when moving wine. In addition to finding experienced moving companies, there are a few more vital steps to take before moving wine.

Appraise your collection before moving your wine

Even before you decide on the moving companies you want to help with moving your wine, your first step should be appraising your wine collection. This will help set the value of the collection for insurance purposes or for the moving company's insurance policy; in case you need to make a claim for loss or damage during your move. Just as your home is an investment, your flavor filled, cork-popping international varieties of wines also represents a sizeable investment, so be sure to inventory your collection and, if possible, take a picture of each bottle. Always have a clear indication of what will be transported when moving wine.

Moving wine under ideal conditions and temperatures

Depending on the time of year you are moving your wine, you may have to deal with the extreme temperatures of the winter and summer months. Maintaining the proper temperature is very critical when moving wine. Avoid moving it during the hottest months, but if you do it's best to use insulated shipping containers and refrigerated transport. Excessive heat causes the wine to expand, pushes the cork out and can spoil the wine. Too much heat can have the same effect by drying out the cork and allowing air to leak inside the bottle. So, once you've settled on moving companies to help you relocate your wine, you may want to consider requesting an estimate on a climate controlled vehicle to help preserve your collection when moving wine.

Moving Wine with your household goods

Moving wine, in general, can be done safely. Professional moving companies take special care to protect your investment when moving wine by using specialized wine packing materials and packing the wine on its side just as you would store it at home. Full service moving companies should offer you the option of moving wine with your household goods. Taking advantage of this option may allow you to save money when moving wine.

Allied Van Lines: experts at moving wine

With more than 70 years of experience, Allied Van Lines® moving companies have what it takes to safely move your wine collection. Allied moving companies take the steps to transport your wine securely by cradling it in packaging so that it's properly protected. Moving wine in their climate controlled vehicles helps to maintain its full bodied flavors and aromas at the ideal temperatures.

Along with delivering the very best in customer service, your Allied personal relocation consultant will be there with you every step of the way when moving wine. Allied Van Lines services neighborhoods in the following states: California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.

Make Allied Van Lines your moving companies of choice when moving wine collections.

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