How to Design a Wine Cellar

Design around common pitfalls with the expertise of a sommelier and wine educator Optimally housing and caring for a wine collection requires more than just a pretty room. Whether a household drinks 300 bottles a year or 30, an uninformed design layout can end up having a permanent effect on a home’s overall performance. Often, designers are not aware of the needs of wine collecting, resulting in storage and display that may be aesthetically pleasing, but does not preserve the bottles as they should or address a particular client’s drinking or entertaining… Read More

Here’s How to Tell if a Wine Is Worth Aging

Not every Cabernet is meant for the cellar, but experts weigh in on how to tell if you should wait to open a bottle. One of the coolest—and most confounding—things about wine is that it’s alive. It was captured at a moment in time when it went into the bottle, but it continues to change. It might evolve into something a few years down the road that offers beautiful aromas of fruit compote and a bouquet of dried flowers, complex and intriguing layers of flavor and smooth, integrated tannins that say more… Read More

How To Design A Custom Wine Cellar For Your Home

Increasingly, oenophiles are choosing sleek, designed “wine rooms” that keep bottles cool and also show off cool collections. Like many rooms in the house that need an occasional tweak, your wine storage is an area that should be renewed for a number of reasons: better access to your bottles, to accommodate a growing inventory or update with new technology. But there’s another reason: giving your wine collection a place in your everyday life by integrating it into your living space. “What we’re seeing now—especially in new developments—are all these incredible wine rooms… Read More

Wine Collecting Tips & Mistakes to Avoid | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Think you don’t have the space or the budget to start a wine cellar? Think again. With a few tips, a stellar collection can be within everyone’s reach. Source: Wine Collecting Tips & Mistakes to Avoid | Wine Enthusiast Magazine