Anatomy of a Refrigerated Wine Cabinet

| April 3, 2014

An elegant restaurant experience is created through a combination of dining room atmosphere, food presentation, interesting flavors, and wine. For clubs and restaurants with large wine collections, this means keeping wine bottles at perfect temperatures for serving and for long term storage. An increasingly popular appliance for the industry is the refrigerated wine cabinet. If […]

What Are the Best Woods for Wine Racks?

| September 14, 2011

At Vigilant Inc., we choose the best materials for our wine storage products so they will last a long time. Our individual wine racks, wine cellar doors, Tuscan tables and modular wine cabinets are made from mahogany, a wood known not only for its beauty but its durability. We also offer our wine racks in pine, which accepts stain well and can be sourced locally. Here is a closer look at these materials.

Types of Wooden Wine Racks

| February 2, 2011

Wooden wine racks are the most commonly-used type of wine rack for home wine cellars. Hardwoods, especially Redwood and Mahogany, are best for making wine racks, but you’ll also see pine and cedar. Wood gives an elegant look to any home wine cellar. Below are just a few of the many types of wooden wine […]

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 […]

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 […]