Wine storage is not just about stacking wines. It entails vital elements that need to be considered to achieve optimum wine aging.
Wine storage options vary, from small wine cabinets or wine fridges, to large wine cellars customized to the specifications of the owner. With the many choices that are available in the market today, which ones should you trust to ensure the security and proper aging of your wines?
One of the most convenient and cost-effective solutions for long-term wine storage are wine fridges. Wine fridges are also known as wine cabinets. They are designed to keep your wines under the optimum climate conditions, and to enhance the look of any storage space.
Choosing Made Easy for You!
Here, we will name the 5 brands of wine fridges that we consider top-of-the-line and with reasonable prices.
EuroCave – Unmatched Technology from France
EuroCave wine fridges are French-made, and very popular for most wine aficionados. In the design and construction of the wine fridges, every essential element of proper wine storage is considered. High quality and functionality is what you can expect from EuroCave wine fridges.
Unique Features that Make EuroCave Wine Fridges Popular:
The Twin Process Thermal Control maintains the temperature constantly. The SRA aluminum walls distribute the temperature evenly inside the wine fridge.
The Humidity Control System (Hygro+) ensures that humidity is maintained above 50 percent. The stucco aluminum walls help distribute the moisture equally.
Effective ventilation is sustained by the vents. The air coming in is purified by the charcoal filter in the intake vent. Proper insulation is achieved with the 5cm thick fridge wall and a CQI cellular insulant.
EuroCave wine fridges come with an Alarm System, which is activated when the door is left ajar, and when drastic temperature and humidity fluctuations occur.
The compressor of the cooling unit is installed away from the cabinet. This guarantees that the fridge will be free from vibration.
Choose from the Different Models of EuroCave Wine Fridges:
- Revelation Series
- Professional Series
- Premiere Series
- Collection Series
- Compact Series
- Tệte a Tệte System
Vinopro Wine Fridges – The Bestselling Fridge
Vinopro is considered the best-selling brand of wine fridges. The sleek design, cost-efficiency, and quality materials are the main characteristics that Vinopro wine fridges offer.
We recommend Vinopro wine fridges if you need to store 24 to 194 wine bottles. Their fridge models have stainless steel-framed doors with glass panel.
Vinopro wine fridges can be installed either built-in or free-standing. Most models are built with dual temperature zones. Here is a list of the Vinopro wine fridge models that you can choose from:
The BI-56 wine fridge model has a storage capacity of 24 wine bottles. It is a built-in, microwave-sized wine fridge, ideal for small spaces or as a part of your cabinetry. It is available in two different door designs, and in a single temperature configuration.
The BI-130 wine fridge model is a great addition to your bar or kitchen. It has a storage capacity of up to 41 wine bottles. It is available in two different door designs, and in a single or dual temperature configuration.
The BI-145 wine fridge model is an under-the-counter type, which can store up to 46 wine bottles. It is available in two different door designs, and in single or dual temperature configurations.
The BI-490 wine fridge model is Vinopro’s largest wine fridge, and can store up to 194 wine bottles. It is available in two different door designs, and in single or dual temperature configurations.
Wine KoolR Wine Fridges
If you are looking for a modular type of wine fridge that can store 120 to 800 wine bottles, Wine KoolR is the perfect choice. Wine KoolR wine fridges come in kits that are easy to assemble, and they can be combined with the other modules as your collection grows.
The electronic wine cooling system used for these wine fridges are all digital. The racking system is made of redwood, a great wood choice for wine storage racks.
Choose from these 6 different models of Wine KoolR wine fridges:
- Imperial Full
- Sovereign Slimline
- Sovereign Full
- Goliath Slimline
- Goliath Full
Vinotheque Wine Fridges
Choose Vinotheque wine fridges if you are looking for beautiful wooden wine storage furniture. Vinotheque offers wine fridges in different wood types and wood stains, making it easy for you to mix and match them with your décor.
Here are the 4 Vinotheque wine fridge selections:
- The Closet Wine Fridge
- Wine Reservoir
- Sienne Wine Fridge
- Clos Pegase Wine Fridge
See more selections for each of the Vinotheque wine fridges listed above. Click here.
Le Cache Wine Fridges
Le Cache wine fridges have been in the furniture market for more than 16 years. More than 8,000 Le Cache wine fridges have already been sold in and outside of the U.S.
Their wine fridges have a furniture quality finish, and effectively maintain the ideal conditions for long-term wine storage. There is a wide selection of designs to choose from, which make them easy to blend with the look of your home.
Here are the 18 choices of Le Cache Wine Fridges:
- Le Cache Loft 1400
- Le Cache Loft 1400 (Built-in)
- Le Cache Loft 2400
- Le Cache Loft 2400 (Built-in)
- Le Cache Euro 1400
- Le Cache Euro 2400
- Le Cache Euro 3800
- Le Cache Euro 5200
- Le Cache Euro Credenza
- Le Cache Contemporary 1400
- Le Cache Contemporary 2400
- Le Cache Contemporary 3800
- Le Cache Contemporary 5200
- Le Cache Contemporary Island Credenza
- Le Cache Mission 1400
- Le Cache Mission 2400
- Le Cache Mission Credenza
- Le Cache Wine Vault 3100
If you are on a budget, a wine fridge is the best alternative to a climate controlled wine cellar. You do not even need to go through the design and construction process, as it’s easy to pick a design to suit your preferences with the many choices that wine fridge manufacturers offer.
Home wine cellars, whether they are big or small, should have the right insulation and cooling system. A homeowner in Newport Beach, California aimed to rebuild his custom glass wine cellar because it had a serious problem with mold.
The kitchen and dining area were frequently used in his townhouse, and having a moldy wine cellar was unpleasant and a health risk.
The homeowner contacted Coastal Custom Wine Cellars to get help in finding a solution to this problem.
Continue reading to learn about the challenges faced during the construction of this wine closet and how the team overcame each one.
At Bella Vita Wine Cellars, you can easily ask for help with your wine cooling system, too! Whether you’re located in Corona Del Mar, San Juan Capistrano, Surfside, Dana Point, San Clemente, Rossmoor, Costa Mesa, or a nearby city like Newport Beach in Orange County, our team can assist you in planning your custom wine rack ideas for your wine storage. Get in touch with any of our specialists today and let us help you turn your dream wine cellar into a reality!
Addressing the Problem of This Custom Glass Wine Cellar through Expert Renovation
During their initial assessment, the wine cellar experts were shocked by what they found. It was one of the worst cases of mold infestation they had ever encountered, despite having worked on numerous wine cellar renovation projects affected by mold in the past.
The infestation had become severe, with many of the bottles turning green. It was evident that even though the wine closet was cool, there were significant gaps allowing moisture to enter. As they inspected further, they noticed numerous cracks throughout the cellar.
The root of the problem lay in the fact that the client had initially hired a contractor in Newport Beach who had limited knowledge about wine cellars. This contractor had failed to address the issue of the hot wall and the lack of insulation.
The wine cellar was directly exposed to an exterior wall that received sunlight for most of the day, making it easier for air molecules to condense and seep through the cracks into the cellar.
Consequently, the team had two main challenges to tackle: minimizing the impact of the hot wall and effectively sealing all the air gaps in the wine cellar.
Initial Process in Repairing this Contemporary Wine Cellar
The first thing the team did was to remove everything from the bottles, racks, and even the studs. They had to rebuild the studs, install a new wine cooling system, and apply closed-cell foam to improve the insulation.
This foam not only strengthens the insulation but also acts as a vapor barrier, eliminating the need for an additional layer to prevent moisture.
After the foam had hardened, they installed a moisture-resistant green board on the main wall. Green boards are excellent for wine racks and can withstand moisture effectively.
High-Quality Glass Wine Cellar Door
To prevent moisture buildup inside the modern wine displays, similar to how it is done in refrigerators, the team made sure to seal the entire space. They had three frameless glass wine cellar doors specially designed for this closet. These oversized glass doors were weather-stripped and carefully sealed around the edges, leaving no room for air to pass through.
The glass panels were held together at the corners using brushed black pivot hinges. These hinges are specifically designed for wine cellars and are superior to regular shower hinges as they minimize the presence of any gaps that could allow air to enter.
Here’s the Proper Wine Cooling Unit For This Custom Glass Wine Cellar
After ensuring that the closet was completely airtight, the team focused on selecting a suitable cooling system for the wine cellar. The previous refrigeration unit, which was from WhisperKOOL, was too large for the space.
You will not find the cooling system visible in the closet pictures because they took great care to conceal all the coils and electrical components.
Commercial air conditioning systems prioritize functionality over aesthetics, so the challenge was to integrate the AC without disrupting the design of the wine closet.
The team opted for a ductless split system cooling unit as a solution. They positioned the condenser outside the hot wall and ran the coils along the ceiling. As a result, the register/air supply vent for the cellar was mounted on the ceiling.
The metal housings of wine cellar cooling units can be easily opened for inspection, cleaning, or repairs, such as in cases of leaks. If you’re not familiar with maintaining commercial units, it is recommended to have them inspected and cleaned at least once a year. The air inlet and outlet inside our wine closet are discreetly located on the ceiling, hidden behind a wooden grill.
Integration of Aesthetic Elements: Metal and Wooden Wine Racks
Renovations are often necessary for outdated custom wine closets, the wine displays with mold issues or displays with worn-out racking and walls. If you’re facing the same situation as the featured wine closet, it might be a good opportunity to embrace a fresh style and incorporate new functional innovations.
Although a complete makeover may seem like a lot of work, based on our experience, all of our clients have been highly satisfied with their renovated wine cellars.
If your space is similar to this compact contemporary wine cellar and you desire to enhance its design, our team will put in the effort to bring your desired wine cellar vision to life.
While we have plenty of modern design ideas, we are always excited to explore new concepts and collaborate with our clients.
This home wine cellar repair project serves as an excellent example of a fully customized wine display.
Every element, from the insulation and doors to the custom wine racks, wooden lattice X bins, multi-deep metal wine racking, and marble countertop, was chosen meticulously to perfectly reflect the client’s vision.
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We understand the importance of a properly functioning wine cooling system in preserving the flavor and quality of your wines. That’s why our team of skilled technicians specializes in repairing wine cooling units and designing beautiful modern and traditional wine cellars with utmost precision and expertise.
When you choose Bella Vita Wine Cellars, your satisfaction is our priority. We strive to exceed your expectations by providing friendly, professional service and ensuring that your repaired wine cooling unit meets or even surpasses its original performance.
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Welcome to the world of the Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club, where the wine flows as freely as the cash! In a move that screams ‘We’ve got more class than a sommelier convention,’ this Orange County hotspot has just upped its game with a commercial wine cellar that could make Dionysus himself green with envy. Gone are the days of stuffing your finest bottles in a dark, dusty corner. Now, it’s all about showing off your wine collection like it’s the latest fashion trend.
Crafted by the wizards at Bella Vita Wine Cellars, this isn’t just a place to store wine; it’s a glass-encased, metal-racked, climate-controlled shrine to the grape. With enough space to house 1,380 bottles, it’s the perfect spot to play ‘eenie, meenie, miney, moe’ with your wine selection. Because, let’s be honest, the only problem we want to have is deciding which wine to uncork next. So, grab a glass, and let’s toast to this temple of tannins and terroir!
Commercial Wine Cellars – The Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club Orange County Project
The addition of a sophisticated wine enclave to a commercial establishment will not only enhance the aesthetic quality of the space but will also drive revenues and ultimately profits for the business. Of course, it will provide the right conditions for storing and showcasing the club’s wine selections.
A well-designed and constructed wine cellar display will not only provide the maximum wine storage capacity but will also make the selection and identification of wines much easier. Perhaps more importantly the real benefit of commercial wine cellars is that they will aid in the promotion of certain wines.
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars recently finished installing a commercial wine cellar in one of Southern California’s finest country clubs. The project involved creating a climate-controlled wine storage space that can hold a total of 1,380 bottles.
The Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club wine cellar measures 11’ wide, 2’ deep, and 9’ tall, and features seamless ½” tempered glass walls, as well as floor-to-ceiling metal wine racking.
The Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club is a private 36-hole country club located in Orange County, California. The country club has a 44,000-square-foot clubhouse that can host wedding receptions, business meetings, and other private events. The club recently added a spa and sports club building that houses a fitness center and a full-service spa.
What are the Design Features of the Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club Commercial Wine Cellar?
The Wine Rack Display
The wine rack displays in commercial custom wine cellars are an important component of cellaring wines. They are designed to provide space for storing, organizing, and displaying wine collections. Vintage View metal wine racks are the racking of choice for the Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club wine enclosure project.
This metal wine rack display creates a stunning showcase of different wine labels, and at the same time complements any contemporary-themed interior.
Vintage View metal wine racks are designed to facilitate a label-forward orientation of wine bottles. This feature promotes ease of product recognition, allowing for quick perusal and selection of wine labels.
In addition, a horizontal placement of bottles helps secure the cork’s sealing quality, by maintaining constant contact with the wine.
The wine rack display design for the clubhouse consists of a label forward horizontal display, in a three-deep configuration. Triple-depth wine racks can accommodate three bottles laterally, increasing the total bottle capacity of the wine enclosure. A presentation row that runs the length of the wine racking system provides a slightly tilted area, where the finest wine bottles are put on display.
Tempered Glass Panels in Commercial Wine Cellars
The Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club commercial wine cellar is enclosed in seamless 1/2″ tempered glass panels, providing a striking view of the wine storage room’s interior from different angles. Tempered glass is ideal for all kinds of applications since the material is built with safety and strength in mind. This glass minimizes the risk of injury because it is designed to shatter into circular pebbles rather than jagged shards.
One can access the different wine bottles through three sets of glass doors. Commercial-duty pivot hinges with self-closing features are used to mount the heavy doors.
Wine Cellar Cooling Systems Designed For Commercial Custom Wine Cellars
For the Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club wine cellar project, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars installed a wine cellar cooling system that was designed and manufactured by Wine Guardian, out of New York.
The model D088 is a self-contained, fully-ducted air handler system, that can efficiently cool an area from 1,500 to 6,000 cubic feet.
The proper wine storage temperature for optimum aging is between 50°F and 59°F, with humidity levels kept within 50% to 60%. A wine cellar cooling system is designed to help maintain constant temperature and humidity levels, allowing wines to age to their full potential.
A heat load calculation is usually conducted to determine the right cooling unit for a particular wine enclave.
This climate control system can be located in any indoor area outside the wine room and can be ducted 25 feet away from the enclosure.
This setup results in an ultra-quiet wine storage environment without any visible equipment in the cellar.
For this particular wine cellar project, the cooling unit is mounted inside the ceiling. Ductwork is used to supply cold air to and from the enclosure and exhaust hot air to the outdoors.
About Wine Guardian
Wine Guardian is the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of commercial-grade quality wine cellar cooling solutions.
Their cooling products are engineered to provide reliable and efficient cooling, as well as vibration-free and whisper-quiet operation. They offer through-the-wall units, split cooling systems, and ducted units.
The Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club wine cellar was a successful project altogether. Coastal Custom Wine Cellars was able to create a custom-designed wine storage facility that blends well with the interior décor of the clubhouse’s Preserve Dining Room, and at the same time, provides ample storage space wherein club members can show off their favorite wine labels.
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There are things that you must avoid and things that you should keep in mind when starting a wine collection in Los Angeles, California. Also, when starting a wine collection, you need to invest in a quality wine storage solution. Read this article to glean a few tips for beginners on wine collecting.
Starting a Wine Collection in Los Angeles, California.
Wine is a very enjoyable beverage.Its value increases over time,which is why it is also an investment. These days, more and more people are getting into the hobby of collecting wine. But a lot of these people, who have just begun their wine collection, are not aware of the essentials. Consequently, they end up damaging their wines and losing their collection. If you want to start your wine collection, you need to start it right. Here are a few of the dos and don’ts that beginners should know.
Must Dos of Starting a Wine Collection
Starting a wine collection is easy enough,but here are a few of the things that are must-dos when you start one:
1. Must Have an Effective Wine Storage Solution.
Wines can never be truly enjoyed if they are not stored properly. If you want to start your own wine collection, and be able to enjoy the wines in the future, you need to invest in a good wine storage solution. There are various wine storage solutions in Los Angeles, California. The most popular type of wine storage solution is a wine cellar built in your own home. Do not begin collecting wine unless you already have a wine cellar to put it in.
2. Must Invest in an Efficient Wine Cellar Cooling Unit.
Wine cellars, no matter how durable and beautifully-designed, will never be complete without good wine cellar cooling units installed. It is the cooling unit that is responsible for providing the ideal temperature and humidity in a wine storage space, in order for wines to age and develop tastefully. There are different kinds of wine cellar cooling systems in Los Angeles, California, and each wine cellar needs a different one. Have a wine cooling expert determine the appropriate wine cellar refrigeration unit for your residential wine cellar. Moreover, make sure that your wine cellar is properly insulated, with the right vapor barriers, so that the wine cellar refrigeration system can function properly.
3. Must Anticipate the Growth of Your Wine Collection.
When you begin a wine collection, you should start small, but do not necessarily have to remain small. Anticipate that, if you enjoy the hobby of wine collecting, you might just expand your collection. When picking wine racks for your wine cellar, choose those that you can expand/build upon as your collection grows. There are wine racks that are designed to accommodate more wines through adding another set of racks to the existing set.
4. Must Broaden Your Collection and Plan for a Variety of Wine Bottle Formats.
Newbies at wine collecting often start their collection with a single type of wine bottle format. It’s common to begin with only a few standard-sized bottles. Because of this, the wine storage solution that they have constructed is usually designed to cater to this particular wine bottle size. As their collection grows, they might realize that, to make their collection more interesting, they can add large format wine bottles to it.This in mind, it is recommended that beginners provide a wine storage solution for a variety of wine bottles sizes and shapes, so that, as your collection grows, you won’t have a problem in finding a place to keep them.
5. Must Keep Track of Your Wine Inventory from the Start.
When people start their wine collection, they do not really give importance to making an inventory. This is probably because the number of wine bottles in their collection is manageable. But there are wine collectors that carry this attitude on, even as their wine collection grows. They may think they will always remember where that special bottle of Barbarescois, or how distributed their California whites and red are. The fact is, they won’t. It is strongly recommended that you implement a wine cellar management system as soon as you begin your wine collection. There are many ways that you can do this. One of the simplest is to use Excel. Other methods include installing cellar tracking software, which is the most efficient way to keep track of the location of every bottle, and to know each bottle’s values.
The Don’ts of Starting a Wine Collection
There are also things that you must not do when you are just a newbie at wine collecting. A few of them are:
1. Never Buy Just One Bottle.
Make it a habit to buy more than one bottle of wine. The minimum numberbeing3 bottles. If the wine requires aging, buy six of its kind. If, after allowing the wine to age, and having tasted it you realize that it is phenomenal, buy more of that kind. Perhaps the only time that you should buy just one bottle is when the wine is very rare or very expensive.
2. Never Skimp on Quality Wine Storage Equipment.
Besides a wine storage solution and a wine cellar cooling unit, many wine collectors skimp on wine storage equipment in order to cut the costs when starting a wine collection. Wines are an investment, and that means that they need to be protected. Investing in quality wine storage equipment might be costly, but if you don’t invest in it, you’ll end up spending more in the long run (due to replacing damaged wines and constantly calling for troubleshooting services).
3. Never Depend on Expert Ratings.
A common mistake that many newbie wine collectors make is that,when they choose what wines to add in their collection, they base it on popular ratings and magazine advice. It is important to remember that one of the most enjoyable things about wine is trying new things and exploring new flavors. We all have different palates, and what is pleasing to one person’s taste might not be pleasing to another’s. Don’t rely too heavily on ratings, and discover your favorite wines on your own.
Why is it Important to Observe Proper Wine Storage?
How wine collectors choose to store their wines can greatly improve, or hamper, the development of their liquid assets. Proper wine storage must be observed when growing a wine collection. This is to ensure that the flavor and aroma of wines are well-preserved for a prolonged period of time.
Keep in mind that sudden changes in the storage environment can profoundly impact the overall quality of wines. It is importance to maintain the proper temperature range (50°F – 55°F) and the right amount of humidity (60% – 75%) inside the cellar, as well as the exposure of wines to direct sunlight, or fluorescent fixtures that emit high ultraviolet rays.
How Can a Custom Wine Cellar Help Preserve Wine?
A custom wine cellar is considered the ideal location for long-term wine storage. They are not only designed to create optimum climate conditions for wines to mature accordingly, but also provide ample space, in which to store large quantities of wine bottles. Having a custom wine cellar in the comfort of one’s home offers convenience to the passionate wine collector and adds aesthetic appeal to the living space.
Most wine cellars are actively cooled, which means they are equipped with wine cellar refrigeration systems to help maintain the ideal wine storage conditions. In order for custom wine rooms to be efficient, they need to have proper insulation and vapor barrier, and a tight seal.
Who are the Most Trusted Wine Cellar Builders?
There are several wine cellar builders that you can contact and ask assistance from when you plan to build a custom wine cellar.
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars is one of the best wine cellar builders in California. If your custom wine cellar project is located in California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Washington or New Hampshire, then Coastal Custom Wine Cellars is the perfect wine cellar builder choice.
They have more than 10 years of experience in designing and building custom wine cellars of both residential and commercial types. They provide assistance from the design concept, to the actual construction, and even after that.
Check out their custom wine cellar projects at this page http://www.winecellarsbycoastal.com/custom-wine-cellars.aspx.
Wine Cellar Specialists is the best wine cellar builder for you if you are located in Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, or Tennessee. They are experts in creating wine storage furniture for personal or commercial use.
A wine cellar specialist will help you in the process, from your design specifications to the completion of your custom wine cellar project.
Visit Wine Cellar Specialists’ website now to view their wine cellar gallery.
If you want to build a custom wine cellar in California, then Wine Cellar International is the preferred wine cellar builder.
Wine Cellar International is passionate in planning and building home wine cellars for avid wine collectors and commercial wine cellars for wine business owners. Click on the photo above to get started with your custom wine cellar project in California.
What are the Common and Affordable Wine Storage Alternatives to Custom Wine Cellars?
Since not all wine collectors can afford to have their own custom wine cellar, there are a range of affordable wine storage options available on the market, such as wine racks and refrigerated wine cabinets.
Wine rack kits are designed to store, organize, display and manage different types of wine bottles. They are made out of various materials, and come in many styles, sizes and configurations, that can accommodate a range of storage and display needs and management requirements. Wine rack kits are ideal for small scale wine storage.
The most common materials used in wine rack construction are wood and metal. Wine rack kits made out of wood provide a traditional look to a wine storage space, and easily blend into any décor. Premium Redwood, All Heart Redwood, Mahogany, and Pine are some of the most popular wood species used in building wine racks.
Metal wine racks go well with a contemporary themed wine cellar space. Most metal wine racking styles are mounted on walls that facilitate a label forward orientation for wine bottles. Custom wine racks built out of metal can also be painted to match any wine cellar interior.
Another budget friendly wine storage option is a refrigerated wine cabinet. Refrigerated wine cabinets are designed to provide a climate controlled environment that is ideal for aging wines. It comes with thermostat controls that allow wine collectors to adjust temperature and humidity levels. Some wine cabinets come with stemware racks, for hanging wine glasses, while others have drawers for storing wine accoutrements (e.g. corkscrews, bottle stoppers, napkins).
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, Wine Cellar Specialists, or Wine Cellar International wine cellar builders offer various custom wine racks and refrigerated wine cabinets. Just visit their websites to check out their products.
When choosing the right wine storage option for you, start by setting your budget, choosing your preferred wine storage furniture, picking the design you want, and then letting your wine cellar builder help you during the process.
In order for wine to properly mature, it has to be kept in a place in which the ideal storage conditions are met. The humidity, temperature, light conditions, and even movement have to be right. Whether you are storing wine for short term or long term purposes, you need to ensure that these conditions are met, so that you favorite beverage is kept safe. There are actually many options when it comes to storing wine, but the safest is using a wine rack.
Types of Wine Racks in California
There are many types of wine racks on the market, and the one you choose should be able to store your wines properly. Wine racks in Orange County, CA can come in stackable styles, wall mounts and side mounts. Wine racks can also come in various sizes. Some can store 10 bottles or less, while others can store hundreds. There are also various designs to choose from. Choose the design based on your needs and your available space.
Tilted and Vertical Wine Racks vs. Horizontal Wine Racks
Horizontal wine racks are the best type for your wines. This type of wine racks in California keeps the wine corks moist and prevents air from entering the wine bottle. With horizontal wine racks, the wine sediments fall to the side of the bottle, and thus prevent spillage when you pop the cork.
Vertical wine racks are not good for wine storage because they can cause your wine corks to dry out. When wine corks shrink, they start to allow air to seep into the bottle and ruin the wine. If vertical wine racks have to be used, they are only good for short term storage.
Titled wine racks in CA are just like vertical wine racks because they also can dry out corks or cause sediments to deposit too close to the cork.
Different Wine Rack Materials
The most popular type of wine racks are those made from wood or metal. These types of wine racks can be hung from ceiling, mounted on walls or placed on the floor. Wooden wine racks in California are more flexible, but metal wine racks are more durable. Wooden wine racks are usually modular, which means you can always add to them as your wine collection grows. Depending on your personal preference, metal and wood wine racks are both beautiful.
Custom Wine Racks for Your Beloved Wines
Regardless of what kind of custom wine racks you choose for your wine cellar in Orange County, California, you know that you are making a good investment when you purchase one. Your wines deserve the best resting place to mature tastefully.
More and more wineries are being established around the world, and wine collection is an increasingly popular hobby. Although more people are getting into the love for wine, not many know the proper way to store wine. Wine storage is an essential aspect of wine collection, because improper wine storage will ruin wines.
The Elements of Proper Wine Storage
Proper wine storage involves 3 main elements, and these are temperature, humidity and light. The ideal temperature for wine storage is anywhere between 53 and 58 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal humidity inside a wine storage room should be approximately 70%. The light inside a wine storage room should not emit too much heat, because heat damages wines. Consistent fluctuations in temperature and humidity levels can also damage wines. There are various kinds of wine storage solutions. This article will discuss a few of the various kinds of wine storage systems.
The Various Wine Storage System Options
There are various wine storage system options that you can choose from. To help you decide on what storage system is most appropriate for you, you need to ask a few questions. First, how long will you be storing the wines. Will you be drinking it soon or after a few months? Second, what kinds of wines will you be storing? Are you storing reds, whites, or sparkling? Third, how many wine bottles do you intend to store? Are you planning to continue expanding your wine collection?
Basically, you need to identify not only your immediate wine storage needs, but also what your future wine storage needs might be. You may choose to have a custom wine cellar in California with modular wine racks so that you may start storing 6 bottles at first, and then slowly increase your wine collection to hundreds of wine bottles.
Wine racks are a great choice for wine storage. Wine racks in California come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Wooden wine racks in Orlando can be made from Pine, Redwood, Mahogany and other kinds of durable wood species. Wooden wine racks can come in rack style, grotto style and stack style, to accommodate more wine bottles than a six-bottle holder. Metal wine racks also come in a variety of options. Metal wine racks can be straight, slanted or designer style.
Wine Refrigeration Units
Refrigerated wine storage systems also come in a variety of options. There are table-top wine fridges that you can use for short term storages. There are also wine cellar cooling units that you can install into a custom wine cellar in Orlando, CA. Under-the-counter wine chillers that can hold 30 to 49 wine bottles are a very popular choice these days. You can have models that are compartmentalized. You can store various wines in varying temperatures in a single unit.
A beautifully made custom wine cellar in Orange County, California is the best resting place for your beloved wines. Since this is where you’ll be keeping your precious wine collection, it is important that you take into consideration each essential factor. A wine cellar has to be planned carefully before it is built. Here are the steps that you need to take when constructing a wine storage room:
1. Decide on How Many Bottles You Intend to Store
More important than having an available space for your wine cellar is how you can maximize it. It is important to consider how many bottles you plan to store in your wine storage room. Basically, you need to estimate how many wine bottles you consume every year. Then, calculate for the average age of the wines that you have now. Multiply these two values. For example, if you consume 300 bottles of wine in one year and the average age of the wines in your collection in 4 years old, then you intend to store 1200 wine bottles.
2. Plan Your Budget
It is a given that you need to spend a considerable amount of money when you have a custom wine cellar constructed. It won’t come cheap, but think of it as an investment because you will suffer greater loss if your wines are not stored properly. In order to come up with a reasonable budget for your wine cellar, you need to make a checklist of items needed in a wine cellar and identify which ones are most important to you and which ones you can forego.
3. Consider Carefully Where You Plan To Have The Wine Cellar Built
You can generally choose to have your residential wine cellar built anywhere in your house, but it is very important to consider first whether you want a passive wine cellar or a refrigerated one. Passive wine cellars utilize the temperature of the ground to manage the changes in temperature. These cellars make temperature changes not on a daily basis, but depending on what season it is. Thus, passive wine cellars need to be built in a subterranean basement. Refrigerated wine cellars, on the other hand, can be constructed anywhere in the house. All you need to think about is what wine cellar cooling system will be installed in it.
4. Prepare the Wine Storage Room Properly
There are many things that need to be done in order to prepare a custom wine cellar. You need to have a vapor barrier, a wine cellar refrigeration unit, a well-insulated wine cellar door and wine racks. Consult a wine cellar specialist to make sure that none of these are left out. These play a very important role in making sure that your cellar functions the way it should.
5. Design Your Residential Wine Cellar in Orange County
This is one of the most exciting parts of wine cellar construction. In this step, you will have to decide what type of wood you will use for your cellar, what type of racking will you have installed, what lighting you want inside and what paint color you want for your wine cellar room.
Proper wine storage is never complete without the presence of wine racking systems that promote the ideal bottle placement and presentation of wine bottles during storage. Modern wine racks in wood and metal come in different styles and bottle capacities, that can be customized to accommodate a range of storage needs and aesthetic choices of clients.
For wine collectors who want to maximize wine storage capacity without sacrificing style, Wine Cellar Specialist’s Label Ladder wine racks are the best wine storage option!
This modern racking system is constructed from metal components that are built to last.
Label Ladder wine racking solutions provide a floor-to-ceiling steel frame that can be configured to single, double, or triple-bottle depths.
As with all metal wine racks, Label Ladder creates a sleek and sophisticated appearance, befitting contemporary-themed wine cellars.
Metal-based wine racks offer infinite design possibilities that allow for optimal use of storage space. They are the ideal storage option for wine geeks who have limited room for expanding their collection.
The Essence of Label Ladder Wine Racks
Label Ladder wine racks provide flexibility in installation options because they are affixed to the floor and ceiling using high-quality steel support beams. This setup allows the Label Ladder to be versatile in terms of its location. The position of this racking solution is not confined within a specific wall space, as it can be positioned in front of glass walls or in the middle of the room.
Each of the stainless steel support beams that hold up the Label Ladder wine racking solution consists of precision-cut wooden blocks that can be made out of the best wood material, such as maple, walnut, zebrawood, padouk, silver oak, wenge, and ebony. The steel rods are placed between the blocks of wood.
Label Ladder wine racks make wine bottles appear to be floating in space, which adds to the visual impact of the storage space.
This racking solution includes precision-crafted, high-performance steel rods, designed to withstand the toughest residential or commercial applications.
Additionally, the rods that hold the wine bottles can be modified to cradle one, two, or three bottles in a lateral position.
This type of racking system consists of components that are engineered for long-term durability. Label Ladder wine racks were exposed to a series of stress tests and were proven to sustain the entire weight of a person hanging onto one of the steel rods, which essentially lends credence to the strength and durability of this racking solution.
Label Ladder modern wine racks provide a clear and unobstructed view of wine labels. Maximum visibility of wine labels allows wine collectors to proudly show off their finest liquid collectibles front and center. An unimpeded display of wine labels also makes it easier for people to identify and locate a specific wine bottle.
Wine Cellar Specialist’s Label Laddermodern wine racksmerge functionality and style, and can improve the storage capacity and enhance the aesthetic value of a custom wine cellar space. They are the ideal wine storage racks, for both residential and commercial wine rooms.
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Wine cellar refrigeration systems are an essential part of wine storage. Here are a few basic things that you need to know about wine cellar cooling systems:
1. How Important is A Wine Cellar Cooling Unit?
Your residential wine cellar needs to have an efficient wine cellar cooling system installed. A regular, household air conditioning unit cannot provide the required conditions for wine preservation. Only wine cellar refrigeration units can provide the right temperature and humidity inside a custom wine cellar.
2. What are Wine Refrigerators For?
There are various kinds of wines and they need to be stored at differing, respective temperatures. Champagne and other types of bubbly wine need to be stored in a temperature of 43 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Red wines, generally, should be stored in 59 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit. Most white wines should be stored in 46 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit. Wine refrigerators are best for individual wine storage. Wine fridges installed inside your home wine cellar will allow you to chill these different types of wines at their appropriate storage temperatures.
3. How to Prepare a Wine Cellar Before Installing a Cooling Unit
The wine cellar refrigeration unit is the most important part of any custom wine cellar. It is important to understand that a wine cellar cooling unit should not be installed without first preparing the wine cellar properly. To ready a wine cellar for the installation of a cooling unit, make sure that the interior walls of the wine room are covered with at least R11 insulation. The outside of the walls should be covered with at least R19 insulation. The walls should also have a vapor barrier. Vapor barriers, also called moisture barriers, are made of polyethylene plastic sheeting. These are installed on the warm side of the cellar walls, to prevent condensation and mold formation.
The wine cellar flooring also needs to have vapor barriers. If your cellar floor is made of concrete, you need a vapor barrier with concrete sealant. All kinds of wine cellar flooring need a vapor barrier and R19 insulation.
The Different Kinds of Wine Cellar Refrigeration Units
a. Through the Wall Wine Cellar Cooling Unit – This is the type of cooling unit that is simply mounted on the cellar wall. The exhaust of this cooling system is released into an adjacent room. It is recommended that this adjacent room is air conditioned, so that the exhausted heat may be dissipated.
b. Ductless Split Cellar Cooling System – This cooling system is similar to the through-the-wall unit; the difference is that its evaporator coil remains in the room with a split cooling unit, while its condenser is in another room or outside the house. This type of cooling unit needs a drain for its excess condensation.
c. Ducted Wine Cellar Refrigeration Unit – You can opt to mount this kind of cooling system on your cellar wall or have it fully ducted into and out from the custom wine cellar and an adjacent room.