|Xpeditir founder Adam Gungle (photo provided)|
Swooping in ahead of Hurricane Irma's feared weekend arrival, an emergency response team is rescuing rare treasures -- some of them survivors of world wars and all of them liquid -- from harm’s way in Florida and Louisiana.Go here for the full story.
Wine collections worth millions of dollars are being stashed out of reach of the Category 5 hurricane, moved from homes to local bunker-like storage units or shuttled to temperature-controlled warehouses as far away as New Jersey.
Many are owned by philanthropists aging the wine to perfection before donating it to a charity auction, often to raise disaster relief funds, said Adam Gungle, chief executive officer of Xpeditr, a high-end wine transporter based in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Toronto.
“The wrath of a hurricane can ruin delicate pieces of liquid history,” Gungle said. “Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina and Sandy ruined tens of millions of dollars worth of fine wines."
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