Technical Tuesday Episode #256: Bottle Storage Variety In Your Wine Cabinets With The Platinum Series
Variety in wine bottle storage doesn’t necessarily translate to having a large wine cellar. That variety can be achieved even in a limited space, especially if you’re working with the right products. WCI has already established that by utilizing creative methods along with our flexible racking products, maximizing bottle storage capacity in any kind of space can be done almost effortlessly. Case in point – today’s Tech Tuesday showcase:
Project # 260132
Wood: Platinum / Clear Alder
Bottle Capacity: 595
Where: Fayette, GA
So what we actually have here can technically be called a “wine cabinet.” But note that this is a custom-made wine cabinet which means it comes with several perks that a standard one definitely won’t be able to offer. First off, this elegant project was created with racking units from the Platinum Series. This alone should be enough of an explanation (if you’re an avid WCI blog follower, that is!) why this cabinet can hold nearly 600 bottles. And that’s not all. Check out the snaps below and see just how varied the bottle storage options are:
So here you have Individual Bottle Columns with High Reveal Displays for Wine, Champagne, and/or Split Bottles with Beam Supports, Diamond Bin Bottles with Face Trim, Solid Vertical Displays, and Wood Case Bottle shelves, coming together to provide individual and bulk bottle storage. To cap off the entire assembly, some choice add-ons were incorporated, like the stylish Quarter Round Shelf and Archway with Tabletop option. And as a clever style scheme, glass panels were utilized to enclose the assembly, making it appear more like a compact wine room than just a wine cabinet:
Here’s a much closer look at the wine racks. We’d also like to point out that the racks were crafted from Clear Adler which is not really a common wood option. Nonetheless, we are able to provide select woods apart from the popular choices (All-Heart Redwood, Premium Redwood, Rustic Pine, and Prime Mahogany) thanks to our fully integrated mill which takes lumber from a rough-sawn stage all the way through the finishing details. Owing to these capabilities, we are able to manufacture wine cellars in any wood commercially available. Check out this section of the website to find out the select woods we have manufactured in. Note that our product prices are based on current market values, so our clients really get their money’s worth. You can also check out our Wood Swatch Simulator as some of these select woods are featured there as well.
Essentially, even if you opt for a wine cabinet as opposed to a full-scale wine cellar, bottle storage variety shouldn’t get compromised – not when you have us here at WCI to help you out! *Cheers*
When you’re looking to store more than just wine bottles in your wine cellar, you’ll need a racking system that’s truly versatile. And when we talk about the “versatility” factor in a wine rack, we can’t think of anything else than the WineZone Wine Shelf System. This most recent addition to our line of metal racking displays allows you to create your own design to meet your storage needs. That’s not all! WineZone also allows you to “redesign” your racking assembly to keep up with the changing times, particularly if you intend to really “grow” your wine collection, like our client here:
We’ve recently finished this impressive wine room for a client in the Big Apple who wanted enough space to house a large and steadily growing collection. So our design team whipped up this super spacious arrangement estimated to hold approximately 2388 bottles. But remember, since this is the WineZone Wine Shelf System, there’s more to this than meets the eye! First off, the shelf is designed so that when installed in one direction the labels are facing out. This makes it way more convenient to locate your labels (and if you’re running a wine establishment, a real time-saver for your customers!) and organize them accordingly. Now when the shelf is flipped over, then the neck or punt of the wine bottle can face out. Either orientation allows you to store a case (12 bottles) of Splits/Bordeaux/Burgundy/Small or Large Champagne bottles. Plus, you can change the shelf out at any time by simply removing the bottles and flipping it over.
Let’s go to the fun part. So in addition to the basic metal shelves, you can also integrate a black melamine shelf for other merchandising or storage options. With this, you will be able to utilize your shelves for storage of a variety of other items such as, but not limited to: glassware, other types of liquor, olive oil, decanters, gift baskets, and even for case storage. And there’s more! Believe it or not, but you can actually also use the shelf as a tabletop option with a second shelf with glass rack attachment above to be utilized as a tasting station (check out the picture above).
Also, it pays to keep in mind that the WineZone Wine Shelf System will work in combination with any of our WCI racking products as well – wood or metal. That includes our wine cellar accessories, too, especially for commercial purposes such as sign caddies, price tracks, and more. Check this section of the website out for more tips and tricks on how to play around with the shelving configurations and see all options today!
Not everyone is prepared to have a formal wine cellar in theirs homes due to a variety of reasons. We’ve mentioned these before, with reasons ranging from limited space to budget constraints, or not having enough time to actually go through the entire construction process. So we’ve also come up with solutions to these situations by providing clients with storage alternatives for their bottles. By far, one of the most popular ones are our custom refrigerated wine cabinets, otherwise known as the Wine Sentinel line.
We’ve featured several projects this year showcasing Wine Sentinel units that have been customized to suit the storage needs as well as style preferences of our clients. In all of these projects, the common denominator is the word “custom-built” because that’s what these wine cabinets are – in every sense of the word. This latest project is a testament to how WCI can create these amazing built-units that can match any space and decor in your home:
Now this unit is outfitted in the Platinum Series wine racks in All-Heart Redwood and a Cellarpro wine cooling unit. The entire assembly can hold up to a little over 720 bottles, just like an entry-level wine cellar. Thanks to the custom options, this wine cabinet is equipped for both individual and bulk bottle storage and dressed up in Dark Walnut Stain for a really luxurious appearance. A non-standard set of French Doors was also incorporated to complete that look of “modern elegance.”
Designed internally and externally according to your needs, we also ensure these refrigerated wine cabinets are properly insulated, as they include a properly specified wine cooling unit for the area. As earlier mentioned, this particular cabinet is equipped with a Cellarpro wine cooling system. In addition, all our French doors are also geared with proper insulation values and weather-stripping. Note that tinted windows can also be provided in order to minimize light exposure to protect the wines, yet still provide you with a nice view of your collection. Other customizable options include and are not limited to the moldings, wood choice, stains and finishes, as well as Raised Panel Cabinetry Sides. And as a fun design tip, keep in mind that we can design the cabinet to your ceiling height and you can use your base, crown, casing and door handles to match your home’s existing decor. This way, your cabinet will look truly built-in!
Who cannot fall in love with Fall? It’s one of our favorite seasons because it is actually the symbol of “harvest” or the season of “plenty.” The arrival of autumn has been celebrated for centuries, from ancient Egyptian times, to the present, with harvest festivals. These festivals are usually held at the end of the growing season. People throughout the ages have commemorated the hard work involved and the abundance of foods available: pumpkins, corn, squash, beans, wheat, grapes, apples and nuts, during this season of plenty. In other literary accounts, the season is also associated with the “wine harvest.” That’s why Autumn is now dubbed in modern times as the “wine season.”
Dress those wine cellars up for Fall!
So in welcoming what is perhaps the best time of the year for appreciating good wine (and food!), we bring you guys some wonderful wine cellar decor selections to dress those cellars up. With these choice accents and accessories, your wine cellars will become even more cozy and attractive.
First up is of course, our extensive collection of custom wine cellar art. Our gorgeous paintings and murals with mostly wine and vineyard themes will be the perfect addition to your cellar to give it that real autumn flavor. There are several categories to choose from, depending on the kind of material you prefer so check these sections out in the website:
Next is our wood and stain finish options. With these custom stains and finishes, you can dress up your racks in the bolder, more luxurious fall colors such as Classic Mahogany, Dark Walnut, Midnight Black, and more. You’ll also be pleased to learn that the stains and finishes we provide here at WCI are all water-based. That means they contain way less toxic substances such as VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), can dry at a faster rate, and provide low to zero risk in terms of health and fire hazards.
We also carry a pretty healthy collection of decorative wood trimmings to add detail and high relief to the wood working in your wine cellar. With our wine and vineyard-themed 3-dimensional architectural wood carvings, your wine racking assembly will really exude that autumn flavor to match your wines. Here are some of the categories you can explore:
Welcome the Season of Plenty and whip up those wine cellars into shape by getting in touch with a WCI design consultant now! ^_^