Let’s Go Red Sox!

| October 23, 2013

With the 109th World Series championship right around the corner we at Vigilant are pumped and proud that our ‘Boston Strong’ Red Sox are forging down the path of hopeful victory with a collective team spirit and of course their scraggly beards. Although their beards are kind of ugly, their winning is a beautiful thing […]

How Big is a Wine Bottle?

| July 30, 2013

As a wine cellar designer and wine cabinet manufacturer, we design our wine racks and wine cabinets to fit all sizes of wine bottles, from magnums to splits.

Vigilant Inc. provides custom wine cabinets for Portsmouth’s newest waterside restaurant

| September 11, 2012

The Martingale Wharf Club occupies a stretch of Bow Street with views of tugboats and river traffic in historic downtown Portsmouth. The new waterfront restaurant opened its doors last month with two distinct indoor dining rooms and the area’s largest waterfront deck, overlooking the Piscataqua River. Owners Mark McNabb and Joe Baroni knew they would […]

Wine Bottle Closure: Put a Cork in it? Maybe Not!

| April 19, 2012

Wineries are trading the romance of the “pop” for more practical screw caps Wineries in Spain are forbidden by law to close their bottles with anything but natural cork. Elsewhere, wineries from New Zealand to California are debating the relative merits of plastic corks, natural corks and screw caps. As specialists in long-term wine storage, […]

What Are Some Common Wine Components?

| February 9, 2011

The fine craft of winemaking is a very complicated one, but there are common components shared in the wine process. Here are some of the basics that apply to all wines no matter where they are made. Tannins Tannins serve as a natural preservative and are important in wines made to age. They come from […]