When raising a family, there are some things you just don’t do! Remember that little people seem to have eyes and ears everywhere and if there is something you tell them not to touch, that is the very first thing they will try to get their hands on. Many a great antique was broken beyond repair because curious toddlers needed a closer look at this interesting thing mum and dad told them not to touch. When it comes to something as valuable as fine wine, this is just one of the reasons you may want to consider wine storage with a reputable wine storage company. Here are some other points to consider if you are collecting fine wines whilst raising a family.
1. Controlled Temperature Is an Absolute Must
If there is one absolute when it comes to fine wine storage, it would be that temperatures must be constant at all times. Just because you have an older home equipped with a wine cellar doesn’t mean that your cellar will keep the wine at ideal storage temperatures at all times. These ‘wine cellars’ were never meant for vintage wine storage so you might want to consider investing in fine wine storage.
2. An Open Invitation to Thieves
Oddly, the many times a home is burglarised isn’t the result of friends or family members breaking in whilst you are away or asleep. What many people don’t realise is that sending photos of your precious items can make you a target for would-be thieves. For example, you just purchased a really great vintage of Grand Cru Burgundy at auction and are eager to show it off to friends or relatives. What is your first reaction? Why a photo snapped from your iPhone the moment the case arrives. No, your family and friends won’t steal your wine (even though they’d ‘like’ to) but acquaintances of theirs may not be as reluctant. Keeping expensive fine wine at your home is a burglary waiting to happen!
3. Temptation Can Overcome the Best of Us!
When the kids are little, the worst danger comes from breakage. Kids follow you around like little puppy dogs and when seeing you inspect your wine they naturally become curious. What child wouldn’t be? However, what happens when your teens become of an age when they want to experiment a little with alcohol? Imagine coming home one night to an empty bottle of vintage Bordeaux which was roughly worth £900! What a shock that would be – notwithstanding the realisation that your child has reached an age where they would want to drink!
The point is, there are just some things you won’t want to store at home and within easy reach of children of any age. You won’t want to store valuables in less than optimal conditions and you certainly wouldn’t want to store valuable collectibles where they can be the target of thieves. Only a secure and well-respected commercial wine storage company can assure you that your priceless vintage is going to be preserved and protected at all costs. Never leave yourself open to loss when a secure storage location is nearby and ultimately affordable. That’s the bottom line.
*This is a collaborative post.