When a wine collection grows beyond a counter wine rack, planning for wine storage and room to grow is needed to maintain the wine safely and at an optimal condition. Solutions can vary from a reach-in closet style to a dedicated room or wine cellar. In larger spaces include seating and tables for wine tasting.
Where do you start? Take stock of what you will need to store. Consider how large you will want to grow your collection. Finally decide where in your home you would like to store your wine.
As a novice or experienced wine collector, consider storage that is flexible enough to accommodate a growing collection of wines. Create a comfortable home for your wines that match your lifestyle and how you plan to entertain within the space.
Traditionally, wine bottles have been stored on their sides keeping the cork from drying out. Cubbies are perfect for the horizontal storage.
Wine bottles with screw tops and plastic corks can be stored on shelves or behind cupboard doors in an upright position for immediate consumption.
Material selection helps establish the desired atmosphere. The warm tones in this cellar were inspired by Mediterranean wineries.
Wines in this cellar are organized by the various wine regions.
Wine cellars can have multiple functions. Beyond storing wine, open space can be used for entertaining. The surround of wines is a welcoming backdrop for wine and cheese tasting. Entire meals can be served within the captivating ambiance of this wine cellar.
To preserve the integrity of the wine from present day to its maturity period, the cabinetry design allows air circulation around the bottles. There are various sizes of storage: single cubbies for individual bottles, larger cubbies for up to 4 bottles. The larger sections divided by the “X” to house cases of 12 bottles. Wine is bottled in coloured glass protected from light. Cubbies also provide an additional protective feature from light exposure.
The front centre unit displays a coveted collection of xo cognacs. LED Lighting under the valance illuminates the various bottles through the glass shelves, directly to the counter top. Drawers contain wine accessories such as: aerators, bottle openers, corkscrews, drip rings, stoppers to wine glass charms.
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