Press Release – Domaine creates 6 Pack Layflat Box Based on Customer Demand


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/27/2019

Contact: Brian McCann

Company: Domaine Storage

Phone: (314) 667-5328

Email: bmccann@domainestorage.com

 

Domaine creates 6 Pack Layflat Box Based on Customer Demand

With a new box design, Domaine can help clients better organize and transport their wine.

 

Saint Louis, MO: Domaine launches the 6 Pack Layflat, a cardboard wine storage box that holds 6 bottles and is available for purchase today. The design has been developed internally over the past year to maximize storage space at facilities, in transit and at home. Based on the best designs of half-case boxes common in France and Italy, the Domaine 6 Pack Layflat becomes one of the first commercially available 6 bottle cardboard wine storage boxes in the U.S. A main concern when creating this box was maximizing space and minimizing materials. In particular, the box will help local pickups and deliveries in the New York market where less-than-case orders to and from Manhattan are typical.

 

Chris Zago, General Manager of Domaine Saint Louis who oversees cardboard production, sales and operations, has been instrumental in the development of the new box. “We listened to our clients who have requested a smaller box. As we created prototypes, we quickly realized that they were easier to transport. Plus, the boxes made wine in lockers more accessible.” When clients store mixed cases of wine in a traditional Layflat, they have to pull out bottles off the top layer to access bottles on the bottom. He continued, “When clients started seeing and using the box, we were immediately receiving requests for more. We continued to push production so that we could get the boxes out by the end of 2019.”

 

The 6 Pack Layflat is built to the same rigorous standards as the rest of the Domaine family of boxes including 3 other styles: Layflat, Upright and Magnum. The boxes are also available in 3 designs: Domaine Branded, Oyster White and Custom Designs.

 

About the Domaine 6 Pack Layflat:

 

  • Maximizes storage space, fits in lockers where there is not enough room for a full case
  • Easy-to-carry, a sealed box protects your wine and can be carried under one arm
  • Allows for the storage of Burgundy, Bordeaux and Champagne style bottles
  • Made of 44 ECT corrugated cardboard, 45% thicker than the average wine storage box
  • Built to withstand ideal, long-term temperature conditions of 55°F and 70% humidity
  • Boxes can be stacked, repacked and used in local and national wine shipments
  • Internal Dimensions: 20 x 12 7/16 x 3 3/4

 

About Domaine: Domaine is the largest network of wine storage facilities in the U.S. with facilities in Saint Louis, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and Napa. Since 2003, Domaine has assisted wine collectors with sourcing, storing, protecting, organizing and transporting their wine. Domaine’s goal is to allow clients to enjoy their wine collection with ease and peace of mind.

 

Website: https://domainestorage.com/product-category/wine-boxes/

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Maximize Your Cellar Space With Our Wine Boxes


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All wine collectors make it to this point sooner or later.

Your bottles are sitting unbothered in their dark nooks at 55 degrees and 70 percent humidity. The dust is accumulating because you’re patiently waiting for them to mature. Meanwhile, you’re eagerly awaiting several cases to add to your collection after a successful trip to Napa. There’s one problem. You don’t know if you have enough space to fit it all anymore.

Whether you’re storing your collection in a home cellar or a wine storage facility, space is extremely valuable. If you’re starting to notice that your storage is almost at capacity, it’s time to rethink how you’re storing your wine.  

The solution to your cramped wine storage is the Domaine Cardboard Wine Box

You need to organize your wine in boxes that are built for wine storage. This way you aren’t left digging through crumpled cardboard and styrofoam. The Domaine wine box can fit every size or shape of wine bottle, standing up or laying on their side. They’re thicker than typical boxes and they can be stacked without being crushed. 

 

Our boxes are perfect for long-term storage in your cellar or our facilities.

In some cases, the reason that wine storage becomes difficult is because of the variety in bottle shapes and sizes. The Domaine wine boxes are built with all types of wine bottles in mind. They’re tall enough to accommodate the height of longer bottles such as California Cabernet and German Riesling bottles. 

Perhaps, you’ve been using traditional wooden wine boxes to store your collection. Those are great for stacking and organizing, but they’re more difficult to work with. This is especially true when you’re on the hunt for a specific bottle. If you’ve been using wine shipping boxes with styrofoam shippers, you’re losing valuable storage space. Our boxes are nearly half the size. 

Domaine Boxes are also easy to travel with. It makes packing and unpacking wines a breeze, especially when traveling to a holiday party or wine event. We use our boxes in our facilities everyday to prepare wine for pickups, deliveries and long-term storage. 

Whether you prefer to stand your bottles upright or lay them on their sides, there is a Domaine wine box that can fit your needs and maximize your space. 

Want to see them for yourself? Click here to view them on our shop. Please reach out with any questions you have about the Domaine wine boxes or other Domaine Storage services.  

Press Release -Domaine Napa Poised for Commercial Growth


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/20/2018

Contact: Brian McCann

Company: Domaine Storage

Phone: (314) 667-5328

Email: bmccann@domainestorage.com

 

Domaine Wine Storage Napa Poised for Commercial Growth

Wineries’ Library Collections Can Expect The Same Service As Individual Collectors

 

Napa, CA: Domaine Napa has positioned itself to better serve Napa Valley wineries’ library collections. Before opening officially in October 2017, Domaine held a strategic presence in Napa for receiving and safely shipping California wines to Domaine clients throughout the U.S. Peter Molinari, Domaine Napa’s General Manager and St. Helena native, was working with storage and fulfillment centers to grow Domaine’s presence and collect wine for their nationwide clients before the storage facility opened. Now, the local Napa team includes Peter and two Chicago transplants, each who served as Domaine Chicago Warehouse Managers. Four Domaine facilities and dedicated Operations, Transit, Marketing, Technology, Human Resources and Accounting personnel support the Napa Team.

 

Peter Molinari said, “We’ve adapted to meet the needs of the community. We’ve settled into our own space, built our private client storage base and accelerated the growth of our consolidated shipping program.” He continues, “We’ve spent the last year asking questions and listening to wineries. Continually, we heard about the difficulty in accessing library wines from storage for tastings and sales.” Adam Young, Napa’s Warehouse Manager, added, “With a larger team and efficient warehouse operations, we’re now able to support special circumstances for last minute requests, like the need of back vintage wines for a dinner tomorrow, or even in a couple hours. We understand because we’re wine people in the storage industry.”

 

Domaine Napa Winery Storage clients can expect the same great service and features that Domaine’s private individual clients have received for the past 15 years.

 

  • 8,500 sq. ft of refrigerated storage space
  • Earthquake-tested steel racking design
  • Redundant cooling and humidification system
  • Ideal storage temperatures of 55°F and 70% humidity
  • 24/7 security and systems monitoring
  • Backup generator
  • Access to a team of wine professionals with decades of industry experience
  • Ability to purchase additional insurance coverage for breakage, including earthquake coverage (in the warehouse and in transit)
  • Local and nationwide temperature-controlled shipping and pick-up options

 

About Domaine: Domaine is the largest network of wine storage facilities in the U.S. with facilities in Saint Louis, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and Napa. Since 2003, Domaine has assisted wine collectors with sourcing, storing, protecting, organizing and transporting their wine. Domaine’s goal is to allow clients to enjoy their wine collection with ease and peace of mind.

 

Website: https://domainestorage.com

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Weinbox – The Future Looks Bright


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Weinbox – The Future Looks Bright

It wasn’t all that long ago that we discovered Weinbox and introduced it to our clients.

It quickly attracted a number of fans, and we had a hard time keeping it available on both our shop and our Amazon page.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the next evolution in Weinbox, as we’ve been named exclusive importer.

 

Supply and Demand of Weinbox

In the past, we’d order as many Weinboxes as we could get our hands on. However, the more we ordered, the more we had to meet the demands of our growing audience. There are plenty of variables that create supply chain headaches since we import the product from Germany. As a result, we’ve been hopeful for the right partner who could keep up with the state-side enthusiasm.

 

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ISOCO is the licensed manufacturer of Weinbox and will help Domaine bring it to even more consumers.

Enter ISOCO, The Licensed Manufacturer of Weinbox

We’re excited to announce our new relationship with ISOCO Plastics Technology, who brings a great deal of expertise to the manufacturing processes. Beyond producing Weinbox, ISOCO is a leading manufacturer of injection molded and fiber reinforced plastics with over 30 years of experience.

We’re thrilled to bring Weinbox to even more people in 2019.

 

Continued Evolution

With more Weinboxes than we ever thought possible, we’re going to incrementally build on our past success to reach even more of the product audience. This new access to inventory allows us to offer better bulk pricing for individuals and businesses. We’ve always felt that it has usage outside of our wine storage facilities and people’s homes. Restaurants, bars, retailers, wineries, breweries and distillers could all benefit from its flexible and small footprint.

Additionally, we’ve begun to re-evaluate our eCommerce offerings and shipping options to make the entire ordering process more streamlined. With a number of changes on the horizon in 2019, everyone can expect an improved shopping experience in the near future.

Ultimately, we know that offering Weinbox strengthens the relationship with our clients and deepens our connection in the wine community.

 

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The Weinbox is perfect for storage inside and outside the home. Being foldable and stackable allows you to grow your wine storage with ease.

Try It For Yourself

If you’re interested in trying Weinbox, you can purchase it directly via the links below. You can buy directly from our store or Amazon. Also, we offer discount pricing on bulk orders of 30 units or more.

How would like to purchase?

 

 

 

Press Release – Domaine Wine Storage appointed exclusive importer for Weinbox in North America


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/21/19

Contact: Brian McCann

Company: Domaine Storage

Phone: (314) 667-5328

Email: bmccann@domainestorage.com

 

 

Domaine Wine Storage appointed exclusive importer for Weinbox in North America

Collectors gain increased access to one of the best wine storage solutions

 

 

Saint Louis, MO: Domaine is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with ISOCO Plastics Technology. ISOCO, a leading manufacturer of injection molded and fiber reinforced plastics, holds the license to manufacturer Weinbox worldwide. Weinbox has emerged as the ideal solution for storing loose wine bottles in a wide variety of applications. Domaine will continue to offer these crates through their Amazon.com storefront and their own website for small quantity orders. Wine retailers and storage facilities will have the ability to purchase higher volumes and bulk orders in 2019.

 

Domaine Marketing Manager, Brian McCann notes, “We are thrilled to work with ISOCO to make Weinbox more available to wine consumers throughout North America. For years, we’ve been huge fans of this product and sell as many as we can get.” He continues, “While we’ve spent countless hours improving our corrugated wine boxes for use in our facilities, Weinbox presents a great alternative that can compete with more traditional storage options inside and outside of the home.”

 

ISOCO brings experience and volume to the manufacturing process that will eliminate past issues of backorders, delays and shipping headaches. This means current and prospective clients can expect better availability, opportunity for bulk discounts and decreased logistics costs to destinations throughout North America.

 

  • Weinbox crates are made from 100% recyclable material.
  • Weinbox accommodates numerous bottle shapes including Riesling, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Magnums and other odd-sized types.
  • With front and rear access doors, collectors can easily retrieve bottles even in tall stacks, as opposed to traditional corrugated boxes.
  • Weinbox provides a long-term storage solution without risk of carboard fatigue, sagging or breakage that comes with storing in old boxes.
  • Weinbox has found fans among private collectors, wine retailers, wine storage facilities, wineries and even on cruise ships.

 

 

About Domaine: Domaine is the largest network of wine storage facilities in the U.S. with facilities in Saint Louis, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and Napa. Since 2003, Domaine has assisted wine collectors with procuring, storing, protecting and transporting their wine. Domaine is personally invested in taking care of its client’s wine with the utmost care. Their goal is to allow clients to enjoy their wine collection with ease and peace of mind.

 

Website: https://domainestorage.com

 

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Wine Lending: How to Increase the ROI of Your Collection


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Wine Lending: How to Increase the ROI of Your Collection

What if you learned you could increase the ROI of your wine collection during the storage period without ever having to part with a bottle?

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The Friday List – Test Post


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Dear Collectors,

The big news this week is the impending 25% tariff on wine made in France, Spain and Germany. There is a lot of hope that this will get settled before the 10/18 effective date, but we have our concerns. In the event that tariffs do stick, many vendors in the import trade will want to delay shipments. This is a smaller issue for young wine but could have a “run on the bank” impact for the gray market. We will keep you updated and may scale back offering wine that is not yet in the US for the time being. Today’s offer is pre-arrival, but the US importer, Becky Wasserman, and our wholesale partner have confirmed pricing and are reliable counterparties! As always, please reach out with any questions or comments regarding this evolving mess.

Moving to better topics, we have some engaging opportunities, starting with the 2017 Lafarge release. We have mentioned before that 2017 is a spectacular vintage for terroir transparency and complexity without weight. Given the run of spectacular work from Lafarge in recent years, these are must-haves for Volnay fans. And if you somehow are not a Volnay fan, well, it’s time to take another look. The Ducs and Chênes are two of the very best wines in the Côte de Beaune! And don’t overlook the old school, fragrant and subtly nutty Meursaults, and the vivid and beyond refreshing Aligoté.

 

  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Aigrots $84 (91-93 NM)
  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Beaune 1er Cru Grèves $99 (91-93 BH)
  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Bourgogne-Aligoté Raisins Dorés $24 (89-91 NM)
  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Meursault $55 (89-91 BH)
  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Meursault Vendanges Sélectionnées $59 (91-93 NM)
  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay $59 (89-91 BH)
  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay Vendanges Sélectionnées $79 (90-92 NM)
  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes $240 (94-96 NM)
  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Château des Duc $159 (95-97 NM)
  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Pitures MAG $320 (92-94 NM)
  • 2017 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans $159 (92-94 NM)

 

Sticking with 2017, we have the extremely rare 2017 Dujac Romanée St. Vivant. One of the best parcels on earth in the hands of a master of finesse. There are only two barrels made, so to have 12 bottles on offer is a real honor. Remember a huge chunk of thetwo barrels go to the vineyard investors as dividends. The supply of this wine for therest of us is far below two barrels and seems to be less than even one. The wine is in 3-pack OWC, so orders in increments of three are welcome.

 

  • 2017 Domaine Dujac Romanée St. Vivant x12 $1900 (93-96 BH)

 

Pivoting to Champagne, we have 2009 Cristal mags at zero premium to bottles. Cristal, mags and cheap are words seldom mentioned together, so back up the truck. The ’09 is more of a hedonistic wine than the ’08. But nothing is like the ’08, and that’s OK. This is an approachable wine and a damn good one. It will age in its own right.

 

  • 2009 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut MAG $409 (96+ AG)

 

To end this week, we have some new arrivals from Piedmont and Tuscany. We are very excited to offer two explosive Barolo that have knocked me over when ordered off a restaurant list and two wines from Tuscany that are perpetual front runners for best of the region. And magnums… because they really are better!

 

  • 2012 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis MAG x5 $259 (94 AG)
  • 2013 E. Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis) Barolo Via Nuova x6 $75 (96 AG)
  • 2014 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia MAG x3 $420 (93 WA)
  • 2016 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia x25 $260 (100 WA)
  • 2015 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Toscana IGT MAG x3 $149 (94-96 WA)

 

 

Cheers,
Marc