The struggle is real: So many bottles of wine, and no place to keep them properly stored and cool.
I’m not talking about those six bottles of Mark West Pinot Noir that you bought because they were on sale at Publix last week. You will go through those in a weekend. I’m talking about serious, expensive wine that needs to be stored carefully in a climate-controlled environment. The sort of wine you don’t really want to share with your sketchy friends.
Well, your problems are solved. SoBe Wine & Self Storage just opened on Miami Beach, and you can stash a lot of wine in its more than 140 temperature-controlled units.
These huge, aspirational (to me) units are kept at 55 degrees and 70 percent humidity. Wine storage nirvana.
And you don’t have to worry about the power going off and all your fancy wine turning into vinegar. If a change in the climate occurs, an alarm goes off and a team rushes to the rescue, presumably toting several emergency refrigerators. There is also a redundant refrigeration system plus a back-up generator.
But even if you don’t have a liquor store-size wine collection- which, let’s be honest, would make us loathe you – SoBe Wine & Self Storage offers smaller storage lockers for more modest collections. You can definitely hide the good stuff from your mooching brother in here.
The wine storage units range from $89 to $1,199 a month, depending on the size. Of course, you don’t have to store wine in these units. You can rent them to store furniture, boxes, even bicycles. And you can always try keeping all your wine in the fridge. Who needs room for milk, anyway?
SoBe Wine & Self Storage
633 Alton Road, Miami Beach; www.sobestorage.com; 305-534-7474