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New Products Update: Catch Up On What You’ve Missed!

March 5th, 2018

Hello, March! Only a few more weeks to go before Spring will be officially here. If that isn’t something to look forward to, we don’t know what is. We’ve plenty lined up for the Spring season, but before that, you guys might need to catch up on a few things. We’ve rolled out lots of goodies since the start of the year, from new racking products and accessories, down to our wine cooling systems. We’ve talked about our newest offerings with our wine racks in the last few blogs. So today, let’s check out these awesome upgrades to our wine cooling systems:

Wine Guardian Ducted Split System

Wine Guardian’s New Ducted Split System

Wine Guardian refrigeration system

First up is Wine Guardian! Wine Guardian refrigeration systems incorporate cooling, heating, filtration, humidification, ducting, internal safety devices and low ambient control as integrated solutions. It carries two types of cooling systems: the through the wall units and the ducted systems. But recently, the brand introduced another addition: the New Ducted Split System (model DS025). This was designed and built to create a complete split cooling system that perfectly matches the evaporator and condenser sections. One of the standout features of this system is the ease in carrying it to the installation site. This is owing to the easy-to-grip handles. Moreover, the sleek new condensing unit design allows installers the ability to mount the system to a wall, balcony, or shelf as well as to a concrete pad on the ground.  The ducted split system is certainly ideal for owners of small to medium wine cellars. These cellars usually have no room for mechanical equipment or area for venting a self-contained unit.

WhisperKOOL’s Phantom Series

Whisperkool Phantom Series

Now if Wine Guardian has stepped up its game, so has our WhisperKOOL wine refrigeration units. WhisperKOOL is highly recommended for entry level wine cellar projects. The unique difference between the WhisperKOOL systems and traditional air conditioners is the maintenance of well conditioned humidity. And just recently, it launched the newest addition to its product lineup: the Phantom Series. This self-contained ducted unit combines the capacity and flexible installation options with customizable blower configuration. The Phantom itself is equipped by powerful blowers. These can now be reoriented to the right, left, or top of the unit by simply removing the exterior metal panels. This gives great advantage to the customer who can have the option of installing the unit in any ducting configuration they desire.

Interested in learning more details on these amazing wine cooling systems? Get in touch with our professional consultants today and find out which unit will work best for you. ^_^

Stain It Your Way With Our Newest Stain Offerings

February 19th, 2018
One of the things that really sets WCI apart from the competition is that we have really attuned ourselves to our clients’ needs. By “needs,” we mean wine storage needs, of course! This is why WCI strives to be consistent and remain on top of the game. And one of the major ways of achieving this is by offering more customization options for our clients. These range from the wood choice for wine racking units, color and style for metal wine racks, wine cellar accents such as flooring, entryways and so much more.

Now as far as these customization options are concerned, one of the more extensive selections here at WCI is definitely the stains and finishes for the wood wine racks. Over the years, we have focused a lot on expanding the selections. This is in order to give clients more creative freedom with their wine cellar projects. That’s because these stains and finishes are one of the most efficient ways to really transform a wine cellar. Thanks to these options, one can have a wine cellar that really suits their personal style or theme preference.

Just recently, three more stain and finish options were introduced for our wood wine racks. Moreover, these were made available to not only the custom units but to all of the “kits” well. Followers of the blog surely have seen them being featured in either our Tech Tuesdays or Testimonial Thursday blogs. These are Whitewash, Opaque White, and Gray Wash stain and finish options. Each of them will deliver unique and attractive look to any wine cellar project. Let’s check out the deets of these newest stain offerings!

First up is Whitewash. This is a beautiful stain that will give a whitish cast to the wood, as well as add a definitive texture to it. The stain is semi-transparent which will allow the wood’s grain patterns to still be visible. The overall effect is a “rustic elegant” appeal for your wine cellar. The next one is our Opaque White Stain. This is the stain option to go for if you’re a fan of  that pure white appearance to your wine racks, such as in white kitchen cabinets. The appearance of the wood will be reminiscent of the country cottage style. With this finish, your racks will sport a solid, pristine white charm without the grain patterns showing through.

Newest stain offerings

Last but not the least, we have the Gray Wash Stain. This is actually the newest addition to the stains and finishes lineup.  Gray Wash combines the beauty of traditional and modern elements. Like Whitewash, it is a semi-transparent stain, but no texture comes through. The will take on a smooth finish and a beautiful color that is both elegant and contemporary. It is certainly an attention-grabber! Check out the Interactive Wood Swatch Simulator on the website for better visuals on how your wine racks will look like. ^_^

Welcome A New Level Of Function With Vintner Wall Wine Racks!

November 9th, 2017

Are you a fan of wall-mounted wine racks? Well, if you’re not, we’re going to make one out of yet! Our Vintner Series isn’t slowing down even though the year is nearly coming to a close. We’ve had this brewing in the background for some time now. Finally, this awesome product is going live – just in time for the holidays:

Vintner Wall Wine Racks

So what you’re seeing here are the newest members to the Vintner Series wine racks kit family. This is the Wall Wine Rack Series that are available with any of our Vintner product lines. They take inspiration from our Classic Riddling Rack Series from our Contemporary/Modern racking collection. As you can see from the snaps, this rack is designed to be secured to a wall. It is not a free-standing unit, but that’s the beauty in it’s wall-mounted design. The racks won’t take up any of your floor space. They will comfortably be adhered to your walls, all thanks to their space-efficient configurations.

Now the Wall Wine Rack units have holes manufactured in them for the bottle necks to go in. This is exactly the same concept as our Classic Riddling Wine Racks. The bottles are inserted into the holes by the neck. We can assure you at this point that the fit is snug and comfortable for your bottles. The body of the bottles are perpendicular to the racks and are safely supported from behind with notches. One of the greatest advantages of this layout is the visibility of the bottle labels. With the punt facing you, the label becomes more visible. Note that this cannot be achieved with a neck forward design.

As far as the design goes, you can see just how clean and attractive these wall-mount racks are. Like all Vintner products, you have a slew of stain and finish options to choose from. Plus, you can also paint the racks with a more vibrant color if you wish. Check out our blog post last Monday on painting your wine racks. There’s definitely so much you can do with these racks, not just in terms of storing your collection. They will certainly add to the aesthetic appeal of your wine cellar. Or, if you don’t have a formal wine room, you can mount them anywhere in your home. Your bottles and the racks will both become fantastic conversation pieces! ^_^

Finish Options Available With Our Designer Series

October 9th, 2017

Seeking for an affordable alternative to the Vintner Series wine racks in our kits collection? Then you ought to be checking the Designer Series out! Our Vintner Series is certainly the best alternative to full-blown custom racking. But we can go even easier on your budget, thanks to the extensive variety in our kits. The Designer Series, in particular, offers full depth, 6-feet height configuration racking units. There’s a healthy assortment of styles available, as well as a full selection of woods and finishes. And what exactly are these finishes that come with this series? Read on to know more about them:

Crown and Base moldings

Crown and Base Moldings

Crown and base moldings will always come highly recommended in any wine cellar project. That’s because they really help complete a wine racking assembly. Those awkward gaps between your racks, floors, and ceilings can definitely be remedied by these moldings. The Designer Series offers Crown and Base Molding packages in both straight and curved configurations. So even when you have those sharp nooks and crannies in your wine room, they can still be tamed.

Quarter Round Shelf

Quarter Round Shelf

Cap off your racking arrangement with the right shelving and/or cabinetry. The Quarter Round Shelf available with the Designer Series kit is the perfect product for displaying decanters, champagne buckets and fine wine accessories. But what you will really love about this wooden shelf unit is how it makes a flowing transition from your wine racks to the wall. It is actually a custom amenity but made available in both our Vintner and Designer Series kits.

Wine Glass Rack

Wine Glass Rack

Of course, you should also have a place to store your beautiful stemware. Fortunately, the Designer Series also comes equipped with the Wine Glass Rack. This functional add-on to your racking arrangement will bring about that needed finishing touch. Note that the rack can provide storage for 20 glasses. You can maximize its use by attaching it at the top of other Designer Series wine rack products, or on either side of the racks. For the bottom portion of your assembly, you can mix and match the glass rack with other components. We recommend installing a Half Height Individual Wine Rack with a Table Top below Glass Rack to create a perfect tasting center station.

Wine Rack Archway

Wine Rack Archway

What’s a wine room without a Wine Rack Archway? It definitely brings in a welcome dramatic touch to your wine cellar and you can do so many things with it. Perhaps the most popular one would be to utilize it as a backdrop for a gorgeous wine art piece. And of course, it also functions as a terrific tasting station. Note that the Wine Rack Archway can be incorporated into your racking assembly with these three components; an archway, a table top, and a half height diamond bin wooden wine rack.