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Wine Cellars Don't Have To Be In The Basement

Apr 16, 2008
The "average Joe" who occasionally has some wine with dinner or on a special occasion probably doesn't need a wine cellar. But the true wine enthusiast, as well as owners of restaurants and retailers of fine vintage wines, would be hard pressed to conduct good business without wine cellars.

Now, you may not have a basement that you can convert into a wine cellar, but you don't need to worry. A fully functioning wine storage facility can be just a few racks of wine bottles. The only thing you will have to accommodate for is temperature, humidity, and making sure the wine bottles aren't exposed to sunlight.

While storage racks can be built by the owner of the home, it may be necessary to call in experts in order to install the appropriate heating, ventilation and air conditioning needed to maintain their wines at a constant temperature and humidity.

Most wine cellars operated by distributors of vintage wine will maintain a constant temperature of about 55-degrees Fahrenheit as well as a low humidity level. Free standing or built in wine cellars are available in many styles and designs to be worked into the structure of the home. The prices also vary from affordable to high end custom prices.

Home Wine Storage Units Keep Wine Chilled

Some of the most popular residential wine cellars for use by those with at least six bottles in storage, may also be refrigerated to maintain the wine at a temperature ready to drink. While most wines are recommended to be consumed when slightly chilled, there are some that age better and taste better closer to room temperature.

Some of the larger, small-capacity units holding between 12 and 60 bottles can be built into cabinets and kept under lock and key to prevent them from being used by unauthorized persons and those who are under the legal drinking age. Protecting the content of wine cellars is important, but so is protecting the integrity of the users. Standing cabinets with locking doors can also be used as wine cellars when the placement of a countertop unit is not feasible.

For considerably large collections, separate storage areas can be used whether in a lower level of the house or on the same floor as the main rooms. For most, wine cellars represent their love of the beverage. These connoisseurs usually desire to have many different types of wine from many different vineyards available with which to treat their guests.

If you like wine and tend to always have a couple bottles on hand why not keep them in a wine cellar? It will age the wine better, allow you to control the temperature of the wine, and will be sure to impress any dinner guests that enter your home. Remember wine storage facilities come in many styles and sizes so you should be able to find one that fits your decor and your budget.
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