Capacity, Temperature and Size
Consider the space you have to work with, the size and weight of the unit and make sure to add the additional weight for the wine which averages about 3 pounds per bottle. The best time to think about or to install a wine cellar is while the home is being designed. Make sure the specs include such things as a cooling system, shelving and storage. If you live in an existing house find a space and make sure to plan it out well.
The degree and the speed of the temperature change are critical to successfully storing and aging wine. Expertise lies in getting the temperature just right. Temperature is the most important factor to consider when thinking about wine storage. Having a system that can cool wine is very important. It is said that if you don’t have a wine cooling system the cellar is not worth the bottles inside it. A proper cellar needs to be cool to operate correctly.
Modular wine racks are a great investment because they are modified to fit anywhere. Plus they are not expensive and they come in many different finishes and grains. Decorative racks are available in a number of different styles, ranging from bamboo to wrought iron racks. There are many different types of wine racks to install in your wine cellar. Wood, metal and there many other materials. It is extremely essential to carefully store the wine bottles.
Wine coolers may be free standing, built in with the wine cellar or hidden under the counter. To keep the correct temperature in your wine cellar you need to invest in good cooling system. A cooling system will maintain the temperature and humidity and keep the wine tasting perfectly. Coolers vary in size, some having the capacity to hold two to four bottles. Others have larger capacities of up to 50 bottles. Wine racks for the home allow the enthusiast to convert any space in their home into a cellar in moments.
There are many different kinds of wine cellars, there are case storages, triangular shelves, curved corners, half weights and many others. The advantage of having a wine cellar is that you don’t have to go out and get a bottle of wine every time you are ready to sit down and eat, or want to enjoy a glass. The great thing about wine cellars is that you can sit back and enjoy a bottle of wine easily. Bottles should be stored on their side so that the cork remains moist. Bottles should also not be exposed to vibration or temperature change.