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Wine shipping - potential spoilage

Postby mcpike » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 7:09 pm

Hello all,
We will be moving to Singapore from France in September. Naturally, after a few years here we have amassed a nice wine cellar, and are considering having it shipped to Singapore together with our belongings.
What we are not sure about is whether this is a good idea in light of the potentially high temperatures the container may be exposed to in transit.
The shipping companies which have given me quotes said they do not make any special arrangements for wine shipping.
Has anyone gone through this before? Did your wine arrive in a similar state as when you shipped it out, or did it spoil? Any ideas?

Thanks!!

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Postby BillyB » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 7:29 pm

Why don't you throw a leaving party before you come to Singapore and share it with your friends?!

Problem solved......

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 8:05 pm

You might end up with some premiere cru vinegar.

On our latest shipment, amongst other things, the container got so hot that Golden Syrup was turned to the colour of black treacle.

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Postby BillyB » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 8:09 pm

JR8 wrote:You might end up with some premiere cru vinegar.

On our latest shipment, amongst other things, the container got so hot that Golden Syrup was turned to the colour of black treacle.


And your porn collection warped?

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 8:18 pm

Yah well it was pretty warped anyway.

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Postby mcpike » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 5:50 am

Porn collections aside :D , it sounds like it's a major risk. Perhaps best to leave some in storage here and have a major bash before we go to drink the rest.
This way we can get to know the antipodean wines quicker...

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Postby chuckd » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:04 am

mcpike wrote:Porn collections aside :D , it sounds like it's a major risk. Perhaps best to leave some in storage here and have a major bash before we go


I totally misread that :shock:
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