What Size Wine Cellar Will Hold My Wine Collection?

| March 9, 2011

Follow these steps to help determine the budget for your wine cellar

Which Wines Age Best in a Wine Cellar?

| January 27, 2011

Looking to store some wine in your wine cellar but not sure how long you should let it age? Here is a guide to storing common types of wine. It’s important to note that these aging suggestions are just a guide and are determined assuming the wine is stored under ideal conditions. Wine that is stored […]

Tips on Storing Wine

| January 11, 2011

Whether storing wine in a cellar, wine refrigerator or even a converted closet, there are some fundamental rules to follow in terms of light exposure, temperature, humidity, orientation, odors, vibration and movement. Though most of the wine we buy in the United States is meant to be opened within two to three years, you may […]

The Best Temperatures to Serve Wine

| September 21, 2010

The best temperature to serve wine depends upon the wine’s weight or body. Lighter red and white wines (think pinot noir or sauvignon blanc) should be served at lower temperatures than fuller-bodied, wines like chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon or merlot. Serving a wine at its optimum temperature improves flavor, aroma and structure (how it feels in […]

What is wine cellar furniture and do I need it?

| April 13, 2009

While not essential, adding a few pieces of furniture when you draw up your wine cellar design can add a cozy touch to the room and give you a convenient place to sit and sip your wine. A table and a few chairs is usually sufficient. Vigilant offers a complete line of wine cellar tables […]