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*
It’s a bit surprising that there are still many out there who do not realize what your wood choice can actually do for your wine cellar, aesthetically speaking. We’ve covered the bases when it comes to choosing the right kind of wood for wine racks as far as the quality factor is concerned. So this time, let’s shift the focus on another essential aspect: appearance.
If “Clothes make the man,” then surely, “Wood makes the wine cellar” as well. There are a plethora of choices out there which makes designing your racking assembly even more exciting. However, our experienced design professionals are of the firm belief that the balance between quality and appearance should still be observed. It is in this aspect that Rustic Pine, as one of the top wood choices for custom wine cellar projects, can really take the center stage.
Today, we bring you an example of a very fine DIY creation which just happened to utilize unstained Rustic Pine. The fact that this racking assembly is unstained is the perfect opportunity to showcase just how beautiful this wood specie is. For the record, Rustic Pine is characterized by a soft and creamy color which usually provides a stunning contrast to other furniture and existing decor. But what really makes it unique is the fact that it is also lined with subtle streaks and structurally sound knots, hence giving the wood its famed “rustic” charm.
Unstained, (as can be gleaned from these photos), Rustic Pine exudes an old-country feel. But the wood’s wide variety of grain patterns coupled with its ability to retain stains and finishes well makes it a chameleon. The grain patterns become more prominent when darker stains are applied, giving your racks a bolder, more luxurious appeal. Lighter stains and lacquers, on the other hand, can dress them up in understated elegance. So basically, there are quite a number of looks one can come up with just by playing around with stain and finish options. That only goes to show how versatile this wood type is. Check this Stain and Review section out on website to learn more on what you can do with Rustic Pine and other wood species.
Now before we wrap things up on beautiful Rustic Pine, there’s one more thing that really puts it up on a pedestal. This wood choice is amazingly affordable, offering the best by price per bottle space. This is owing to the abundant supply of Rustic Pine as well as its constitution, being a grade of wood that includes knots. Thus, it gives a bigger yield at a far lower cost compared to a clear grade of wood. Sneak a peek at more of our Rustic Pine projects here and see why it deserves all this praise! ^_^