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- Thraz - 04-06-2006 09:28 AM

It's a good thing - I've lived there before and enjoyed it a lot. But the move will be in the summer. I was thinking of leaving the wine in professional storage in Philadelphia until November, then driving it down in one of those small U-Haul trailers. Any better ideas out there?

- hotwine - 04-06-2006 12:15 PM

That's probably the option I'd choose. The only other would be to hire a wine transport company to move it for you.

- Thraz - 04-06-2006 01:13 PM

Is there such a wine transport company that you could recommend to me? I don't imagine the big name moving companies would handle wine - but maybe they do?

- TheEngineer - 04-06-2006 01:20 PM

Good luck with your move! I don't have any recommendations on that but there are companies I know listed on the back of WS.

- Thraz - 04-07-2006 05:37 AM

Thanks. Having lived in both Houston and Philadelphia, I find both cities vastly underrated - I will be sad to leave Philadelphia, glad to go back to Houston.

- Innkeeper - 04-07-2006 06:14 AM

Don't know the size of your stash, but if possible you could bring them with you in an airconditioned vehicle. You would have to bring them into an airconditioned motel at night. Then you could put them in a facility in Houston where you could get to them before moving them into your new digs.<P>We did this when we moved from Nebraska to Maine. We moved four cases of aging wines this way with no loss.

- Thraz - 04-07-2006 01:40 PM

Actually we will be flying, movers will take our stuff (there are some good aspects of the corporate world). I just don't know if I can trust mainstream movers with wine, in July, in Texas.<P>There are around 300 bottles.

- wondersofwine - 04-07-2006 02:12 PM

You are wise to be wary.

- hotwine - 04-08-2006 06:05 AM

The transport company I've read about is Western Carriers. Seems like there was a discusion on WLDG mentioning them a year or two ago. Their Website is Suggest you contact them for a bid, given your stash size, date period and end-points. Also would need an estimate on your required time in storage prior to delivery.

- Thraz - 04-08-2006 12:04 PM

Thanks - they look like they are what I need, I will contact them.