Moving Your Wine Collection

by | Jul 26, 2021 | Moving House | 0 comments

Almost everyone has something that makes their move a little bit more complicated than average. For some, it’s a grand or upright piano; for others, it’s irreplaceable works of art. And for you, it could be a treasured wine cellar, especially if it counts among its contents exclusive items that were bottled many decades in the past. The question is whether you attempt to move it on your own, a strategy tethered to one or two risks or choose another option that could well come with hazards of its own. Does the removals company have actual hands-on experience with wine collections?

If you’re doing your own packing and your collection is limited to an amount you can box up and put in the back of a car, then you’re probably safe as houses. However, if you’ve got a more extensive cellar and have hired a removals company, then you’ll need to consider a few things. What is the combined value of your collection? Will the moving company accept responsibility for damage/mishap? In this blog, we’ll go into more depth about the best route to successfully relocating with your prized wine collection.

London Wine Moving Service –

Another alternative is to avail yourself of the help of a specialist wine relocation service. They do exist, and although they may cost more, if you’ve got an ample and costly collection that needs to travel a considerable distance, then they may make the most sense. They’ll have the right equipment, climate-controlled transit environments and insider know-how.

Some basic preparation never hurts when it comes to wine relocation, so try to get an up-to-date sense of how large your collection is as well as its total value. You may well need the help of a professional appraiser to get a precise valuation, and even though that will cost money in and of itself, it’s something that could prove useful later on from an insurance point of view.

Take into account how long the drive will be from your old house to your new abode. Cherished specimens of wine should not be left vulnerable to wavering temperatures, so look into the weather forecast, too. Soon, you’ll be all but ready to start packing the wine, so read this article to the end as we’ll detail the next part of the process. Keep in mind that we can take care of any of your London moving requirements, including your wine collection.

Consider Professional Packing –

There are a few things to go over in more detail from the last section. While it’s fine to move the wine yourself – make sure it’s the right decision before doing it. Namely, do you have a suitable vehicle and equipment? Moreover, does it line up with the value of your consignment? We’re most likely working with vintage bottles, some with values of four, even five figures.

If you’re transporting extremely valuable vino, it’s worth taking a step back and thinking it through. Are you confident enough in your ability to pack and move everything? The sensible answer would be to do a thorough evaluation and then weigh up the costs of booking a premium removal service. Get a quote for using a professional removals company, and you’ll understand why it’s a worthy undertaking.

In addition to our range of core removals packages, Anthony Ward Thomas has a Packing service that’s perfect for this purpose. You’ll have peace of mind experts are handling your goods at all times. We can assess the job and also note any insurance points to consider. Doing this will reduce issues with breakages and will go a long way to safeguarding your precious collection.

Tailor-Made Supplies to Purchase –

At Anthony Ward Thomas, we only use the best packing materials. The reason why is simple – our customers have valuable items and damage isn’t acceptable. To make sure we can trust the packing boxes and related articles, it was necessary to produce them ourselves. We’re confident they deliver a superior standard, and when moving the finest wines, it’s imperative to protect each bottle. Even the slightest knock can cause a smash.

When you book us, you’ll receive the best of everything, be that the packaging through to the moving day. It’s also possible to purchase the same supplies we use, should you ever want the same high-quality boxes. Head over to our online store to have a look through our supplies or visit us in-branch. We have a specific wine carrier, as well as many other choices.

Anthony Ward Thomas’s packing supplies can withstand the weight and keep the bottles in the correct position. You can get these for your move and save them for future use but remember to keep them in a dry cupboard. Your finest wines deserve the most robust protection possible. By buying from us, that’s what you’ll receive.

Fragile Removals Specialist Service –

When you book with us, you’ll be impressed with the selection of services we have to offer. Not only that, but we also have many lists as add-ons to our first-tier removal packages. Each customer has specific needs, and most struggle to find the right fit with other companies. That’s because they require something above and beyond the typical household of business relocation.

It’s for this reason why we created a Fragile Removal package and several other notable niche services. These add-on services are perfect for packing and transporting wine without any breakages or damage occurring. Whether you’re a private wine enthusiast, an astute connoisseur or a professional merchant, we have something to protect your goods. We also cater to businesses that work with wine on various ends of the scale.

When working with a highly reputable company, the bonus is packing skills and knowledge of the materials at hand. Our removal experts understand what type of packaging to use in various scenarios. For things like antiques, it’s crucial to avoid wrapping with any sort of adhesive quality. Understanding this protects surfaces of items to avoid any issues, including the labels.

Premium Removals Services Available –

Anthony Ward Thomas has two leading removals services that cover the basics when it comes to moving. Our Small Moves package is a premium version of a man with a van service. Then, we have the Large Removals package, which utilises bigger vehicles.  Both services are perfect for most domestic relocations, and we always apply a rigorous assessment process before providing you with a quote.

However, some situations require a specialist level of service, so we have second-tier removal packages that we add, depending on the specifications of each job. Our Piano Removals, Fragile Removals and Antiques & Fine Art Removals add-on services often involve handling valuable and sometimes priceless items.

We’re known as London’s prestige removals service, and these packages are an indication of why people often need to use our company. We have a track record of relocating valuable works of art and irreplaceable items of furniture. You get one chance to get it right in these circumstances, and we always deliver a perfect job. Extra care when packing is essential when handling fragile items. And that’s why our customers with valuable wine collections typically take advantage of our Packing service links into every core and specialist package we offer.

Excellent Customer Service as Standard –

We live in a different era of customer service now; gone are the days where people would rely on word-of-mouth recommendations or potluck when arranging a removal service. Platforms like Google Reviews and Trustpilot are changing how we perceive customer care, giving the consumer more power before booking. Furthermore, it’s possible to read reviews left by previous customers for any online business.

It works like this – each company that appears on Google automatically gives customers an option to rate them. You can award a company a rating out of five, which can include short-written feedback. By using a company with an average rating of five or just under, the level of service will likely be high. And, unsurprisingly, Anthony Ward Thomas is a five-star company, and you can read our reviews here for yourself.

To us, customer experience is of paramount importance, and it connects to everything we do. We never cut corners or try to apply the easier option. It’s about attention to detail and ensuring that every job we sign up for is done on time, efficiently, and to the highest standard possible. That’s the promise you’ll get when you book us to take care of your precious cargo. We’ll go the extra mile to ensure your wine is safe and secure while in transit.

Anthony Ward Thomas – Prestige Collections and Deliveries in London –

The age-old question crops up whenever someone’s moving to a new home. Should they do everything themselves? It’s possible, but for anyone who has a wine collection worth celebrating, you’ll need a professional in your corner. The Anthony Ward Thomas team are all experts who take a great sense of pride in their work. We provide them with the best tools and equipment so they can undertake any removals or storage job.

Our movers know from experience that specific items need individual protective wrapping to ensure that the packaging doesn’t cause damage during the move. When we receive feedback from our customers, they always tell us that we’re the only company they trust to take care of their valuable belongings. By booking with us, they have the peace of mind that we will pack everything correctly. Moreover, we will handle their belongings with the utmost care and attention.

Give your wine the treatment it deserves when moving – click here, and we’ll begin an assessment process. We’ll happily discuss each package in detail.