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Snooth User: outthere

Wine Storage and Heatwaves

Posted by outthere, Jun 22, 2017.

We had a few hot days over the weekend and early this week. So my cooling unit decided to take a dump during a 106° day. Somewhere out there Murphy is smiling.

So first thing yesterday morning I went shopping for a replacement. After some investigating I decided on a CellarPro 1800XT. It had the size and features I was looking for. But the price, $1,250.00 before tax and shipping. Guess who's not buying wine for a while? Well the website said free shipping so I felt a little better until I got to checkout. Free shipping is ground. I thought about how long it might take to first fulfill the order and then how long it may take to ship across the country becuse everything seems to ship from back East. I needed this thing and needed it now and replacing 500 bottles of wine would not be cheap so I opted for next day for $141.

Stopped at the ice company on my way home yesterday and picked up 20lbs of dry ice to tide me over. This morning the cellar was at 63° but the ice was about all gone. I check my email and I got a message from CellarPro telling me my order has shipped. I look at the invoice and almost shit. It is coming from Petaluma which is about 30 minutes South of me. Turns out I could have opted for ground, still had it overnight or even driven there and had it yesterday and saved a buck and a half. Nowhere on their website does it show their address. I hate that about company web pages. Fuckers!

Anyhow, it arrived today so out with the old...


And in with the new! I hope I didn't lose to many bottles.


Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 22, 2017.

Hopefully you are ok

We get that sort of temps here in Adelaide but more in Jan-Mar

Hopefully the new system works well

Reply by dmcker, Jun 22, 2017.

Yeah, 'customer service' in the digital age is becoming more duck and hide, bob and weave, than anything else. You should hammer them on the delivery charge.

As I was saying in another thread, passive is better than active. So many things go wrong with the power supply and equipment. Just imagine if this had happened while you were away for a few days. And regardless of what some politicians say, the globe will only be getting warmer during your lifetime and that of your wine.

You've seemingly got the space, how about a new backyard project that entails digging out a wine cave?  ;-)

Reply by rckr1951, Jun 22, 2017.

Looks good and hopefully runs well for a long time. 

Reply by jackwerickson, Jun 22, 2017.

Read in the paper when temp hits 106 that is when older air conditioning is at higher risk of failure. Looks like the stars were aligned against you

Reply by vin0vin0, Jun 22, 2017.

Brian, sorry for your (potential) loss, hoping all your bottles come out without a scratch.  So far so good with my Cellarpro, came highly recommended by the WineRacks of America folks.

Reply by outthere, Jun 22, 2017.

Came home from work today, 94° outside. Went in the garage, 90°, the cellar was quiet. Opened the door, 55°.  Yes!

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 23, 2017.

Great News

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