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Explore Other Types Of Storage You Can Find At WCI

March 26th, 2018

We know that the WCI brand has been synonymous with wine storage. That is indeed our primary goal and what we’ve been working hard for all these years. But we’re also quite proud to say that we’ve been working towards accommodating other storage needs as well. That’s because we believe in making our products versatile and flexible in every way. So if you haven’t discovered these other types you can find here at WCI, we highly encourage you to check them out:

Vintner Beer Storage Rack

The Vintner Beer Storage Rack

Yes, that’s right! Vintner has really gone all out to become the most versatile among our wine rack “kits.” Apart from providing an entirely separate line of commercial racking units, it now also offers beer storage. The Vintner Beer Storage Rack is a free-standing unit that can hold all your beer cans and bottles. It is sturdy and spacious and can work well with our other racking products. While it is not stackable, it is fully customizable as it comes available in all the popular matching wood and stain options. So now you can enjoy collecting both your favorite wine and beer labels.

WineZone Wine Shelf Sysem

The WineZone Wine Shelf System

This is perhaps the most versatile storage system you can get out there. Do not be deceived by the name because the WineZone Wine Shelf System is not just designed to house your wine collection. It can do so much more! In addition to the Metal Shelving you can also integrate a black melamine shelf for other merchandising or storage options. With this, the shelf can be utilized for a variety of storage options. It can store glassware, gift baskets, decanters, olive oil, and other liquors. It can even double as case storage. Moreover, the shelf can be further used as a tabletop option. With the addition of a second shelf with glass rack attachment above, it can become a complete tasting station.

Custom Cigar Humidor

Custom Cigar Humidors

Just last week, we featured a Testimonial Thursday from a client who integrated our Cigar Humidor into their private wine cellar. While it doesn’t get the spotlight as much as our wine racks, our custom Cigar Humidor deserves a lot of love. These cabinets can be custom-made to the client’s specifications. There are so many options available such as having the cabinets with clear glass doors and  its own lock & key. You can can also have angled wood cigar shelves to display cigar cases or loose cigars. Another option would be pull out shelf for additional loose cigar and accessory storage.



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! ^_^