Tips on how to keep wine safe in an earthquake

27th August, 2014 by Simon Howland

It’s a terrifying thought having all your precious wine destroyed in a flash but it does happen and there are measures you can take to protect your cherished hoard.

Damaged sustained at Bouchaine Vineyards in the Napa, tweeted by Juan Carlos Guerrero

Damaged sustained at Bouchaine Vineyards in the Napa, tweeted by Juan Carlos Guerrero

By now you’ve probably seen the photos of the aftermath of Sundays earthquake on the wineries of the Napa Valley.

The piles of smashed barrels, mountains of broken bottles and rivers of wine flowing into the gutter are the stuff nightmares are made of.

While not much can be done against a quake registering 6.1 on the Richter Scale there are some precautions you can take to keep your wines safe during minor trembles, reported the LA Times.

Scroll through for tips from industry professionals who’ve experienced the pain themselves…

2 Responses to “Tips on how to keep wine safe in an earthquake”

  1. The retail preaches no more than 3 boxes high, preferably wooden cases. Look behind them; cardboard cartons 6 high?

  2. Ed Schmidt says:

    Please take a look if you want to keep your wine safe.
    shake tested up to a 7-8 range magnitude quake.

    Thanks!

    Ed Schmidt

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