Featuring a state-of-the-art wine storage cellar and lounge, Phoenix Wine Storage (PWS) opened in March 2014 in a classic, mid-century modern building in central Phoenix designed by renowned architect Ralph Haver. The secure, climate controlled cellar boasts more than 200 lockers in various sizes for any level of wine collection. Members of PWS are provided various services including client inventory management, delivery acceptance of wine shipments, tracking, delivery of their member’s collections to anywhere in the world, customizable racking options for both display and storage and more. For wine enthusiasts looking to store their wine in their own home, PWS provides expertise to assist in designing state-of-the-art wine storage. In addition, PWS members have access to a private wine tasting room and outdoor patio where they can host exclusive tasting events and private parties at the facility.
“Phoenix Wine Storage has had tremendous success in growing our business primarily through customer referrals,” says Raini Keyser, PWS cellar manager. “When it comes to customer service, our modus operandi is to find a way to say ‘yes’.”
SommSelect, co-founded by friends Cauble and Brandon Carneiro, launched in 2014 to give new and seasoned wine drinkers access to great wines, hand selected and curated by a master sommelier. SommSelect is a direct to consumer wine retailer, offering members a new wine daily with information on the wine, producer and region curated by Ian Cauble, star of the 2014 film “SOMM” and master sommelier, which is a major title only given to roughly 219 people in the world.
Following the release of Cauble’s documentary, PWS clients quickly became SommSelect’s No. 2 source of highest volume orders in the country and No. 1 in Arizona. Founders of SommSelect and CEO Jennifer Saunders became interested in PWS and fell in love with the concept, which resulted in the team selecting PWS to host their official launch party.
“SommSelect provides wine aficionados an experience unlike anything offered by retail stores,” said Cauble. “Each wine we offer is thoughtfully selected and brings our members a new discovery and education daily. We’re excited to be working with PWS and continue to expose our members to a state-of-the-art, secure storage facility with exceptional service.”
“We’re thrilled to host this event with SommSelect as we join together to better serve the wine community,” says Keyser.
Phoenix Wine Storage is located at 6047 N. 16th St. in Phoenix, Ariz.