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Where to Find Quality Wines in Thailand?


Thailand wine market is flourishing but most imported wines still arrive in dry containers, offering no protection from temperature fluctuations during transport. This harsh journey exposes wines to extreme heat and cold, which impact negatively on their quality.

Consequently, many consumers in Thailand unknowingly end up with wines that are compromised in flavor and aroma, falling short of their intended taste profile.

Wine is not merely a beverage; it is a living product that evolves over time. From the moment it is bottled, the wine undergoes subtle transformations, developing its unique character and flavor profile. The aging process is a delicate dance between the grape, the fermentation process, and the interaction with oxygen. Any abrupt change in temperature or exposure to extreme conditions can significantly impact the wine's quality.

The problem of preserving quality during transport is especially important for fine wines which are more delicate than other wines. This makes them more susceptible to damage from temperature fluctuations and other environmental factors.

While airfreight can expose wines to damaging cold, and thermal insulation kits in dry containers offer very little real protection, temperature-controlled shipping containers provide the ultimate safeguard for fine wines.

Imagine a dry container arriving in Thailand, sitting on a dock under the sun for a few hours or a few days. With nowhere for the heat to escape, the interior temperature can easily exceed 50 degrees Celsius. That's far beyond the ideal storage range for wine, which typically falls between 12 and 18 degrees Celsius.

Reefer containers, short for refrigerated containers, emerge as the ideal solution for transporting wine to tropical countries. These containers are equipped with precise temperature control mechanisms, ensuring a constant and optimal environment for the wine throughout its journey. Maintaining a consistent temperature is crucial for preserving the integrity of the wine and safeguarding its living essence.

Discerning wine consumers in Thailand should check the shipping methods used to transport the wines they buy to ensure that they can drink wines that have retained their quality and taste the same as those from their country of origin.









At Wine Gallery, we import all medium-range and fine wines in reefer containers through our trusted partner, Hillebrand. Hillebrand is the leading global specialist in wine logistics, and they offer a comprehensive range of services to ensure that your wine arrives safely and in perfect condition.

We also take great care in storing and handling our wines once they arrive. Our imported wines are stored in warehouses with controlled temperature and humidity. This helps to prevent the wines from being damaged, and to preserve their flavor and aroma.

Our stores also have a very cool temperature, between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius, 24 hours a day. This ideal temperature helps prevent premature aging and oxidation, ensuring the wines retain their best flavors.

We believe that the proper transport and storage of wine are essential to maintaining its quality. By taking these steps, we can ensure that our customers enjoy the best possible wine experience.

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