I will be relocating to Tucson, AZ later this year. I am searching for some temporary temperature and humidity controlled wine storage there to use until I am established in a new residence and have my cellar up and running. I have found a couple of places in the Phoenix area but am having trouble finding something in Tucson. Can you help suggest a facility? Thank you!
I do not know of any wine-storage facilities for private individuals in Tucson and do not have any personal contacts in that city which might be helpful. I did a bit of searching and could not find any listings. As you mention, there are options in Phoenix such as The Vault Wine Storage. I am not sure how many bottles you need to store, or how long you will need temporary storage. You may need to sacrifice convenience for the short term in order to keep your collection properly protected. Have you considered if a business contact or friend of a friend in Tucson might have a spare room in their home you could use? One other idea is to contact a local wine shop for recommendations. You can find quite a few online, and it may be worth a few phone calls. I hope you find a good solution.
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Roger has enjoyed a lengthy career in the wine trade as an importer and retailer, and at present he is an educator, speaker and consultant. He set up and managed Millesima USA, a New York merchant affiliated with a leading European company. Previously, he served as senior executive of importers Frederick Wildman & Sons. In recent years, Roger has judged wine competitions in Argentina, Turkey and China. Roger became one of America's first Masters of Wine in 1993.
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