How to pick your wine refrigerator

| April 13, 2009

Wine Refrigerators can be found under a few different names: Wine Coolers, Wine Chillers, Wine Caves, some even call them Wine Cellars. I find that these names get lumped together and aren’t always descriptive of the product. What you need to do when choosing your wine refrigerator is look at it the same way you […]

Vigilant’s Wine Storage Tip: Wine Temperature

| April 13, 2009

Why is controlling wine storage temperature important? Maintaining a constant, cool temperature is the best way to preserve your wine collection. Avoid temperatures over 70 degrees Fahrenheit, as that will age wine too rapidly. Also stay away from drastic changes in temperature. The rapid change from heat to air conditioning will force a wine cork […]

Getting Started on Your Wine Cellar

| April 13, 2009

BUILDING A WINE CELLAR: GETTING STARTED, PART II Getting  Started The first question you need to ask yourself is why are you building a wine cellar? While there is rarely a single answer to that question, the answers will, and should be, the primary factors driving the design, functional layout and construction methods for the […]

Vigilant’s Wine Storage Tip: Lighting

| April 13, 2009

What kind of lighting should I use in my wine cellar? Lighting is an essential component to any home wine cellar design. After all, you want to be able to view your wine inventory easily. You certainly don’t want a prized bottle languishing in the corner of your cellar past its prime. You’ll also want […]

The Ideal Wine Cellar Environment

| April 13, 2009

BUILDING A WINE CELLAR: THE IDEAL ENVIRONMENT, PART I So you have decided to build a wine cellar, but will you be properly storing wine so it will age to perfection? Here is what you should know about storing your precious collection. The ideal environment A temperature of 55° Fahrenheit and a Relative Humidity of […]