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Why Platinum x All-Heart Is An Unbeatable Combo

July 2nd, 2015 by

Just how ready are you to beat the heat this summer? Gotta make sure those wine cellars are all packed with your favorite summer wines! And if you’re planning on just getting started on a wine cellar project this season, take a leaf out of this supremely spacious creation from our client in Hamilton, OH:

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We’re simply loving the details in this racking assembly because they have really accentuated the wine racks to make them stand out. This is a Platinum x All-Heart Redwood combination so from the get-go, it’s a given that nothing can go wrong function and design-wise. But the few finishing touches that were added such as the Archway with stained glass mural, custom LED lighting, and a gorgeous etched glass door brought in a much welcomed pop of fancy.

250995-6-(Maingot-Wine-Cellar)-Install-Pics-3editNow as far as function is concerned, no doubt that this wine cellar has all the bases covered. After all, with the Platinum Series, you get the full range of individual and bulk bottle storage options as mirrored in this assembly: Individual Bottle Columns with High Reveal Displays, Open Diamond Bins with Solid Face Trim, and of course, that All-Heart Redwood Archway, Single Deep. The racking arrangement can hold up to a little over 600 bottles, including champagne and split individual bottle format.

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If you need a little more convincing as to just how our Platinum x All-Heart Redwood combo can bring you your money’s worth when it comes to a custom wine cellar project, check out more testimonials by our more than satisfied clients. Once you’ve completed your own, then we’d more than happy to share your DIY experience with WCI wine racking products on the blog! ^_^

We Make It Happen With “Half-Height” Wine Displays

July 1st, 2015 by

Space issues in storing wine bottles are not limited to just residential wine cellar projects. We daresay that commercial establishments experience this problem at a even greater scale. This is especially the case during the peak season.

So how do you go about making more space for your merchandise? Is an expansion or renovation necessary? Not exactly, unless that’s what you really originally planned. But if you’re just seeking for extra bottle storage space, there are other cost-efficient solutions – like choosing space-saving commercial wine racks. We can definitely make that happen with our Half-Height Wine Display Merchandisers!

Why go “half-height?”

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So why should you go with half-height display merchandisers to accommodate additional merchandise? The reasons are quite simple. First, you get these smaller version of our regular-sized merchandisers to suit the available, smaller spaces in your establishment. Those areas that you once thought were pretty useless can actually be transformed into extra storage space for your merchandise. The compact configurations of the merchandisers make it easier to utilize such spaces.

Second, half-heights can also be easily mixed and matched with other racking units to create more versatile storage options for your store. In addition, you can play around with the design of your racking assembly given the extensive selections of half-height merchandisers  we offer here at WCI. Here are just a few of our personal faves:

Third, half-heights provide for full wine bottle depth coverage at 13 1/2″ deep as well as secure and comfy storage with beveled rails and rounded edges. Basically, you’re getting exactly the same features as the standard-sized merchandisers but in sizes that will suit your store’s limited space. This holds true to those industry-exclusive features as well like our Vinyl Bases and casters.

Last but certainly not the least, you also get similar wood, stain and finish options with our half-heights. That means you can dress up these merchandisers to mesh with your establishment’s existing racking set-up. And don’t forget, “half-height” would also mean that these racks are a lot lighter on the budget as well.  We highly recommend checking out this section of the website for a full catalogue of these awesome space-savers. You can also get in touch with us via our live chat service anytime for immediate product advice and assistance. ^_^

Technical Tuesday Episode #242: Gold x Vintner Equals Both Space And Cost-Efficiency

June 30th, 2015 by

It’s the last Tech Tuesday for the month of June and woot! Summertime is officially here! We’re really feeling the heat at the moment and that only adds to the excitement. That’s because summertime is one of the best seasons for celebrations, parties and what-not. This, of course, includes enjoying a good glass of wine or two – or three or more. So it’s time to really stock up on your favorite bottles and make sure that you have just the right storage space for them.

Project # 242531
Wood: Gold & Vintner / Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 2042
Where: New York, NY

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Now it was only last week that we were talking about racking combos and how they just make everything so much easier on the budget without sacrificing essential elements like function and style. Today’s Tech Tuesday is yet another shining example of the many advantages you can get from mixing and matching WCI’s racking products like so:

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Here we have the Gold and Vintner Series in this massive wine cellar project that was designed to hold over 2000 bottles. Given the ample floor space, it was a must to utilize the available area to the fullest and provide a wide range of bottle storage options for the client. Also, we also wanted to keep things as cost-efficient as possible. So our deign team latched on to the best possible solution – combining a custom racking line with our top-of-the-line wine rack kit series: Vintner.

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So here we can see just how varied the bottle storage options are with Vintner’s Individual Bottle Columns in 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-column configurations, Solid Diamond Cubes, Curved Corners, and Rectangular Bins. The assembly is further accentuated by Quarter Round Shelves and this beautiful 108-Bottle Wine Tasting Table in unstained Premium Redwood. Notice how even the accents like the tasting table were equipped with extra storage for more bottles. This is a wine cellar that maximizes the use space but at the same time, ensuring that the racking arrangement exudes a polished and classy appeal.

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Below are a couple more shots of the cellar, showcasing the variety in both individual and bulk bottle storage options. We also like that the client went with the unstained version of Premium Redwood in this project in keeping with the simple but classy theme of the cellar. Once filled up, the bottles will be even more enhanced by the softer hues of the wood. We hope the client will be sending us snaps of that to share with everyone as well! *Cheers*

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Which Wine Rack Kit Series Is Best For You?

June 29th, 2015 by

So you’ve finally decided on undertaking that wine cellar project you’ve been wanting for a long time. You’ve also finally decided to go with the WCI wine rack kits for obvious reasons – space-efficiency, ease of assembly and installation, and of course, affordability, among others. Now the only question left is this: which wine rack kit series would be best for your project?

Fret not because that’s what were here at WCI for! We wouldn’t be living up to our name if we don’t know our products like the back of our hands. Wee are confident that we can offer sound advice when it comes to choosing the most suitable series for your wine cellars, given your storage needs and space requirements.

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Now the first thing any prospective buyer of our wine rack kits needs to learn is that our kits are divided roughly into two types based on racking depth: full depth racking and shallow depth racking. Full depth racking allows for storage of standard-sized bottles at 13 1/2 inches. This means your bottles are comfortably cradled without the necks sticking out as opposed to shallow depth racking. With the latter option, the bottles’ necks stick out but  they are still securely tucked away.

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Our Vintner and Designer Series belong to the full depth racking category while the Winemaker and Traditional Series comprise our shallow depth racking products. If you’re going to delve more into the product features, you’ll also notice that Vintner and Designer sport beveled rails and eased edges while Winemaker and Traditional possess square cut rails. This illustrates how the Winemaker and Traditional Series were crafted with form, function, and cost-efficiency in mind. The shallow depth of the racks make for cheaper manufacturing costs without sacrificing the quality of the products.

All the series in our wine rack kits line boast of easy “rack-and-stack” configurations. But the difference is in the floor-to-ceiling height configurations. For example, Vintner is arguably the most flexible since it’s composed of 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-feet units that one can readily mix and match to accommodate any ceiling height. On the other hand, the Designer and Traditional Series feature full 6-feet height units. Winemaker also possesses the 3- and 4-feet height options similar to Vintner – but all in shallow depth racking configurations.

Basically, the most suitable wine rack kit series for your wine cellar will depend on your storage needs, the available space in your home, your budget, whether your focus would be on the style of the cellar or on the form and function. For those leaning towards a more customized appearance, the Vintner and Designer Series are your top picks. But if you’re leaning towards the more practical side of wine cellar construction, particularly for starter wine cellars, the Winemaker and Traditional can offer the best storage solutions.

Check out this video to know more about all our wine rack kit series and chat with our professional consultants today! ^_^