There are times when you don’t really need anything groundbreaking as far as storing your wine bottles are concerned. Something “nice and simple” will actually do the trick, like what one client had come up with the help of our reliable WineMaker Series wine racks kit:
So what do you think of this unstained 3 and 4 Individual Column Display Rows combo in Premium Redwood? The client just needed a small storage area for several dozen bottles and it so happened there’s also a bit of space in his home for one. The trick now was to maximize that available space so that there will be enough room for the bottles he already had and those he were planning to acquire in the near future. And of course, it’s the WineMaker wine racks kit to the rescue again!
When it comes to space-efficient racking, you certainly can’t find a better solution to you space issues than this collection. The racks were designed to sport a shallow depth so it’s so much more convenient to fit them in tight spaces. Plus, these individual columns are specifically configured to be racked and stacked one on top of the other or side by side to create highly flexible arrangements. They are also so easy to mix and match with other racking products from the WineMaker line and even with those from WCI’s custom series.
While WineMaker racks do not possess the popular beveled rails that define most of our top-of-the-line collections (including the Vintner and Designer collections), they more than make up for that with their square-cut front rails and rounded edges. These offer the same protection to your bottle labels, preventing them from being torn off when you remove or replace the bottles.
In this particular DIY assembly, the client also had the artistic flair to add a beautiful countertop to the columns which can now offer more space for decor as well as glassware. We note that there is also actually more than enough space to whip up the client’s favorite taste ticklers. Indeed, this fairly “nice and simple” assembly bears all the earmarks of functionality and “beauty in simplicity” as well. Take the time to explore the full WineMaker Series catalogue today! Catch you all tomorrow for another visually sizzling Tech Tuesday feature. ^_^
You can do so much with WCI’s wine cellar kits that you probably never even thought possible. It’s particularly true in situations where finances is a bit of an issue. You will be pleasantly surprised at how luxurious wine cellar projects can be realized without having to go for the full custom lines. This Testimonial Thursday episode will show us exactly how it can be done ^_^.
Let’s feast our eyes on this glass-enclosed beauty which is mostly comprised of, guess what? WCI’s Vintner Series wine racks! Yup, yup. This definitely looks like something out of a magazine, but who would’ve thought that it’s actually the work of our Vintner Series, mingled with just a few pieces from the Gold Series custom line. In other words, this wine cellar may look like it cost a fortune, when it actually didn’t.
For the record, Vintner is the most versatile collection in the WCI wine racks kit line. It offers a broad selection of individual and bulk bottle storage options which are easily racked and stacked to fit your desired space. In this project, we can see how the individual columns were cleverly configured to seamlessly span from floor to ceiling. Open Diamond Bins and shelves were also added thereby increasing the bottle storage capacity despite the very spacious arrangement.
Note that our Vintner Series has actually been upgraded to include 3 and 4-feet column widths which makes for extended racking flexibility. Plus, these height options are also available with the Individual Bottle Storage with Display Rows. Also, keep in mind that with Vintner, some fancy selections to add a little more drama to your wine cellar are available such as the Wine Bottle Waterfall, Diamond Racks with Face Trim, and of course, finish options. Custom amenities such as beveled rails and eased front posts and crown and base moldings can also be sought in this collection. That explains why getting a luxurious, custom appearance for your wine cellar can be done at a very affordable cost.
Learn more about our Vintner Series here and don’t forget to check out other projects on our gallery and Tech Tuesday episodes. You’ll be in for more visual treats when you see just how much our wine rack kits can accomplish. Have a fab wine weekend, wine guys and gals! ^_^
Early Spring greetings, wine chaps! We’re loving the warmer days right now and we’re sure you are, too. Soon, it will be the perfect season for clinking our wineglasses outside in the beautiful sunshine. And just in time for that, we recently received a very interesting query from a potential client who was browsing over our extensive wine refrigeration selections: “Should reds and whites be stored separately?”
Well, wine folks, we’ll make it happen for you today by sharing our wine storage knowledge on this topic. Now some wine lovers believe that reds and whites should be stored separately. But perhaps this because of the confusion between “storing” temperatures and “serving” temperatures. Reds are generally served at cool room temperatures while whites are best served chilled, at 45-50 °F or 7-10 °C. Nonetheless when you talk about storing them, reds and whites are on the same boat.
The ideal wine storage conditions suggest that you keep your bottles at a temperature range of 55-58 degrees and 55-75% relative humidity. These apply to both your reds and whites. That’s why you don’t need to keep them in separate storage for them to maintain their peak taste. Keep in mind that fluctuations in temperature can be very detrimental to your bottles. They will prematurely age and deteriorate your wines. Note that environmental changes accelerate the aging process. If the temperature and humidity levels are not properly controlled 24/7 your wines will become bitter owing to excessive oxidation.
Fortunately, here at WCI, we have tons of wine refrigeration options that can establish the ideal storage conditions for your entire wine cellar. In addition, we also offer customized wine cabinets which are basically the best alternatives for those who either do not want or are not ready to have a formal wine room in their homes. So go ahead and keep your reds and whites in perfect wine storage harmony by putting them under the same roof. Cheers! ^_^
It’s the merry month of March, wine dudes! And we all know what makes it “the more the merrier,” right? Well, what else would it be but for the coming of Spring! The warmer weather is definitely a welcome change and for wine cellar enthusiasts, this is the perfect time to start planning out your projects. And because it’s nearly THAT season, we’re here to bring you more design inspirations, starting with this uber luxurious feature:
What: Residential Wine Cellar
Project #: 236545
Wood: Platinum Series/Prime Mahogany
Bottle Capacity: 720
Where: Indianapolis, IN
As far as elegant and luxurious wine cellars are concerned, you probably won’t get a better combination than this one – the Platinum Series x Prime Mahogany. The reasons are fairly simple, as clearly illustrated in this project. First, there is definitely no compromising on quality with this combo. The Platinum Series is, after all, WCI’s top-of-the line custom racking collection and provides the widest variety in terms of bottle storage options. One quick look at this project and you can see just how versatile the racking arrangement is.While the actual bottle capacity of the entire cellar is just a little over 720 bottles, notice how roomy it looks. This is owing to top-notch craftsmanship that makes it so easy to mix and match the individual and bulk racking options. There is no waste of space as the assembly cleverly utilizes the designated floor space to the maximum in a seamless transition from floor to ceiling. Note that this project is composed of pretty much standard racking: Individual Bottle Columns, Diamond Bins, and the popular Curved Corner Racks (see second image above). Nonetheless, the addition of a few quirks here and there have turned the entire assembly into a totally stunning number.So what were these little “quirks” that made all the difference in this project? First, check out the wood choice for the racks. It’s gorgeous Prime Mahogany which is usually utilized for high-end furniture, interior finishing, and cabinet-making. Certainly, as far as quality is concerned, this wood specie is at the top of the list. But that’s not all. Prime Mahogany also showcases a beautiful and consistent reddish brown color as, along with a wide variety of grain patterns. In this Tech Tuesday feature, we can see how both the natural color and grain patterns of Prime Mahogany have been perfectly enhanced by the Classic Mahogany stain.Next up, check out the Railed Wine Cellar Archway with tabletop option. It certainly adds an artistic touch to the racking assembly and coupled with the custom LED lighting, makes it the focal point of this project. And last but certainly not the least, we have this stunning entryway, dressed up in the exact same shade as the racks. This goes to show the aesthetic significance of having a custom wine cellar door. We actually have a bevy of these enchanting entryways as well as on-hand ones on our Same Day Door Store.
Interested in living at the lap of wine cellar luxury like our Tech Tuesday client? Talk with a professional WCI design consultant today! *Cheers*