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Technical Tuesday Episode #415: Spacious Storage With Commercial Wine Racks

January 15th, 2019

It’s only mid-January, but our first commercial wine cellar project is already up and running. That’s how we can tell that this is going to be a really productive year. This wonderful Tech Tuesday features Batesville Liquor Co., a shopping and retail store in Batesville, Indiana:

Project # 282119
Wood/Series: CDR/Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: n/a
Where: Batesville, IN

Commercial wine racks

This client is actually one of the larger liquor establishments in town. They have a pretty extensive selection of wine, beer, and other beverages. The floor area in the store is very spacious. There was more than enough room to accommodate the growing merchandise. The only question is on how to maximize it. This is where WCI’s commercial wine racks come into play. These photos show some of the great choices the client chose for their wine store.

The Circular Merchandiser, in particular, is a real eye-catcher. This rack offers up high wine storage capacity in a compact format. It is recommended to station the merchandiser in high-traffic areas in a wine establishment. The attractive yet practical design allows 360 degrees of visibility. You also have the display row which pops out the wine bottle label. And here’s a bonus: the solid table top is now included with the unit, even in the Vintner Commercial racking series. Circular Wine Merchandiser

Below is another photo showcasing the other commercial racking styles. The rows of Wine Display Islands with Individual Wine Bottle Storage are particularly noteworthy. See how the merchandise is neatly organized for easy identification and access? These islands allow one to display popular labels on top and stock up on them below. This makes for convenient shopping, especially during sales or rush hours. This kind of set-up will make wine selection a pleasant experience for any customer.

Now lining the walls of the store are several variations of WCI’s commercial Display Bins. You can see the Diamond Bins and Fixed Shelves with the display trays jutting out. This helps boost wine sales by capturing customers’ attention to check out popular and/or new labels. Take note that both our Vintner Commercial and Classic Commercial lines carry these racking styles. The Vintner line itself includes a very extensive selection of state-of-the-art commercial racking units. Plus, there is a lot of customization options for the wood, stains and finishes. You can basically get high-quality racks for your store at in a more affordable price range. Our Classic line is hand built to order. This translates to a higher price – but with customization down to the finest detail. *Cheers*

Wine Display Islands

Technical Tuesday Episode #414: Grandeur In Dusty Weathered Finish

January 8th, 2019

We are huge fans of the rustic charm in wine cellars – are you? If you gravitate towards this style, then today’s Tech Tuesday is a must read. We are starting the year off strong and this project will definitely be a contender for our “best of” rankings:

Project # 141338
Wood/Series: Rustic Pine/Dusty Weathered Finish
Bottle Capacity: 1342
Where: n/a

“Luxurious” was one of the first words that came to our mind when we saw these photos. This wine room is the picture of elegance at any angle. The color scheme of the racking assembly is a flawless match with the furniture and vintage decor. The glass panels were a clever touch since they enhanced the bold color choices for this project. Notice that some of the racks are sectioned off by the stone columns. Because these are custom units, they were made to fit perfectly into those spaces.:

Our favorite element in this project is without a doubt the gorgeous hues on the wine racks. It was achieved with the right wood and stain/finish option combination. The wood of choice here is Rustic Pine. This is one of the major reasons why such an authentic rustic flavor was achieved. Even though its popularity has soared, we feel that Rustic Pine deserves even more appreciation. Just take a look at the kind of wine cellar you can create with it! The wood’s most prominent feature is its soft, creamy color. This is combined with subtle streaks and structurally sound knots.

Rustic Pine lends itself to a variety of stains and finishes, making it super easy to match any existing decor. It absorbs all types of stains and finishes really well. The grain patterns become more pronounced in the dark stained woods. Plus, when lacquer is added, the grain pattern continues to get magnified. But take note that the wood is particularly suited for weather finishes. That’s why for this project, a Dusty Weathered Finish option was chosen. This finish will transform your wood with a timeworn look. With our Interactive Wood Swatch Viewer, you will be able to get a preview how specific woods will turn out with this finish. In Rustic Pine’s case,you get grayish-brown hues to complete that coveted weathered appearance.

A closer view of the racking assembly showcases those beautiful grayish-brown hues. See how the client’s collection is wonderfully displayed. Don’t forget that Rustic Pine is our best value by price per bottle space. This is all thanks to the abundant supply of the wood.  It is indeed wine cellar grandeur but at an amazing value! *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #413: Floating Display Shelves Spell Fabulous

January 1st, 2019

Happy New Year, wine cellar buddies! It’s the first day of a brand new year and our first Tech Tuesday for 2019. We are stoked and we hope you guys are as excited as we are. In order to kick things off with a bang, we’re introducing our newest offering – the floating display shelves:

Project # 312874
Wood/Series: Custom
Bottle Capacity: N/A
Where: Bethesda, MD

Floating Display Shelves

There is always something truly impressive about customized racking. This Tech Tuesday project is a great example of that. Take a look at the clean-cut layout of the racking assembly. The pictures show how the units come together in a seamless manner. There are no awkward gaps and the space is effortlessly utilized. The wine cellar has a roomy feel to it and certainly very organized. This is the beauty of custom wine racks. They can be designed to suit any space and budget. On top of that, they can bring to life the wine cellar style that the client wants. For this particular project, the client opted for these floating display shelves to showcase their collection. The shelves were custom-made to fit the designated space and desired bottle capacity. You can see from the closer shot of the shelves below how the bottles are laid out neatly and securely:

Custom floating display shelvesOpen Diamond Bins with Solid Face Trim were also incorporated into this assembly. They make for the perfect storage for those loose bottles. They are also very space-efficient since they can be utilized for wall-to-wall racking. Notice how there is still a lot of storage left for the client to expand their collection. Of course, props also have to be given to the moldings and trim that have camouflaged any awkward gaps in the racking arrangement. This is the advantage with customized wine cellar accessories as well. There is virtually no limits as to the styles you can come up with.
Open Diamond BinsTake note that with custom racks, you can have the configurations done to suit your design specifications. That includes the wood choice, as well as stain and finish options. As you can see from this project, the floating shelves and diamond racks are encased in glass panels. This was done to exactly match the style preference of the client. It’s actually our first floating “shelves” request as opposed to floating wine racks. They turned out fabulous and brought about 100% client satisfaction! *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #412: Modern Melange Of Space And Style

December 18th, 2018

This is it, folks! We’re down to our last Tech Tuesday for 2018. That’s why we’re going to make it an extra special one. Feast your eyes on this modern melange of space and style. It is a gorgeous wine room that exudes class and contemporary charm. Let’s get down to the finer details of this project:

Project # 311440
Wood: Modern Series/Vino Pins
Bottle Capacity: N/A
Where: Panama

Modern Wine Cellar series

Designed for a client in Panama, this racking arrangement is a stunner. The clean layout features our Modern Wine Cellar series, as well as our Vino Pins. As you can see from the photos, the Modern Wine Cellar racks were installed at the very center. This makes them a focal point of this wine cellar. The wooden platforms are done in Midnight Black Stain, complementing the Anodized Black finish on the Vino Pins. This is one of the best features of these modern racking units. They are fully customizable to suit your style or existing decor. You can go with the standard wood options: Rustic Pine, Premium Redwood, All-Heart Redwood, or Grand Mahogany. But you can also choose something custom, like Black Walnut, Clear Alder, Oak, and more. Moreover, with the flexible configurations of the racks, you also have options in storing your bottles. You can store them in the standard cork-forward manner. You can also opt for a label-forward storage. Either way, your bottles will look like they’re floating on air!

Vino Pins

Now let’s talk about the Vino Pins. The photo below shows a great close-up of these pins. They are one of the most versatile wine storage units you can find. These pins can easily go anywhere: kitchen, living room, or any social area in the home. They can be utilized for both residential and commercial wine cellar applications. And of course, they are just wonderful space savers. Mount them anywhere and you need not worry about your floor area getting cramped. As far as design is concerned, the Vino Pins have that covered as well. You can get them in two beautiful finishes: Milled Aluminum or Anodized Black. You can also choose whether or not the pins will have collars. Last but definitely not the least, there is even a mounting option for them. Select the type of surface you will mount the pins on: dry wall, masonry, or wood.

Vino Pins in Anodized Black finish

The overall styling of the wine cellar gets a two thumbs-up from us. How about you, wine cellar fans? Share your thoughts in the comments below. *Cheers*