VAULT

Modern vault storage is now available for the first time with reasonable prices at SOS Storage Centers in Torrance; for your valuable art, coins, furs, guns, jewelry, stamps, antique furnishings, important documents, stock certificates and more.

  • Video Surveillance
  • Two Key Entry System


WINE

Cellar Features:

  • Electronically Monitored & Controlled
  • 55°F-60°F Humidity
  • Individual Light-Gauge Steel Lockers
  • Keypad Access To Wine Cellar


Cellar Amenities:

  • 7 Days A Week Access
  • Shipment Acceptance Services
  • Racking Configurations
  • Private Wine Tasting Room

Unlike liquors, which are preserved without difficulty due to their relatively high alcohol content, wines are a perishable food product and subject to spoil easily when exposed to heat, light, vibration or fluctuations in temperature and humidity. For this reason, wines must be properly stored to maintain their quality, and in many cases, improve their aroma, flavor, and complexity as they age.

When considering the storage needs of the average wine drinker, there are size critical elements associated with wine storage that must be taken into account: Temperature-Average, Temperature-Stability, Humidity, Ventilation, Darkness & Security.

There is a common misconception among the untrained that wine stored at higher temperatures will simply age faster, and can be enjoyed sooner. This is not true. Bottles stored to peak quality at higher than proper cellar temperatures will always be inferior to bottles stored at their correct temperatures. With all the various chemical reactions that accelerate with rising temerature, each reaction accelerates at a different rate, causing undesirable changes; for example, heat causes the solids to drop out at higher rates than the sugars and acids that are reacting, causing an imbalance, so the ideal temperature for wine storage falls between 13°C and 14°C where temperature is constant and stable.Humidity is an important factor because cork is a natural product and will deteriorate with time, so humidity levels must be anywhere between 65 and 75 percent. Bearing ventilation in mind, wine needs to be kept in an odor-free environment because some air will always get back into the wine through the cork and the molecules that make up that odor can, and will get into the wine over time. Wine must also not be subjected to excessive amounts of light. Light, especially the short wavelengths, will eventually break down the complex molecules that create some of the special flavors of aged wines.

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Vault

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Wine Tasting Room

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Wine Lockers