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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Wine Cellar Services You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

May 8th, 2019

Is there a way to save money and/or stay within or under budget with your wine cellar project? You bet there is! Apart from taking great care in the selection of products and materials, there are other ways to save. You can do this by knowing what wine cellar services you shouldn’t miss out on. By this, we mean those complimentary services most wine cellar construction companies offer. We’ve compiled some of the major ones for you:

Request a free design!

Initial consultation or request a design…

At the very beginning of any wine cellar project, you will certainly need to seek some professional guidance. This is particularly essential if you’re a newbie with wine cellar construction. While it is no rocket science, there are still crucial details that will make a huge difference with your project. Now here’s one thing you shouldn’t forget: to take advantage of free initial consultation and design services. That’s right! Plenty of wine cellar companies actually offer these services free of charge – and WCI is one of them. If you visit the WCI website, we have a Design Request Form that potential clients can fill out. You may submit a plan to any of our wine cellar design consultants and request a complimentary 2-dimensional drawing of your wine cellar. The design features a quoted price for the cellar, a plan view, key page, elevations of each wall, and a molding plan. You also get an optional ceiling plan if a raised panel ceiling is requested.

Have your wine racks shipped for free!

Free product shipping services…

Never underestimate the dollars you will save on free product shipping. Understandably, some clients get frustrated when they can get free shipping only if a minimum purchase amount is met. But think about how much it will actually cost when you have to pay for shipping. Keep in mind that wine cellar products, such as wine racks, need to be packaged properly. Otherwise, you will find yourself with missing pieces or worse, damaged products. Here at WCI, we offer everyday shipping on most of our wood wine rack kits. Of course, this applies to online kits and not to custom orders. Nonetheless, we guarantee great savings for our clients on this complimentary service.

Dont miss out on free DIY tutorials!

Free online educational/instructional services…

Whether you’re going to let professionals build your wine cellar or go at it DIY, gaining knowledge on the process is necessary. But you don’t need to shell out extra bucks to get that valuable information. A lot of wine cellar companies, like us at WCI, offer free online educational and/or instructional services. Our most notable one is our free On-Line Continued Education. The program provides an overview of the design and construction requirements for wine storage. It includes room build out, the best suitable wood types to use, and climate control. ^_^

 

We Had A Blast This 2018 And We Hope You Did Too!

December 31st, 2018

We had a blast this 2018 and we hope you did, too! It was such a productive year for us here at WCI. There were fantastic product launches that really made a mark in the wine cellar construction business. Props to our Modern Wine Cellar Series for leading the pack! From the Contemporary Cable Wine Racking System down to the Invisible Wine Rack Series, and our latest Steel Rod and Wood Series – the contemporary style is definitely a game changer.

Happy New Year!

Our wine rack kits have stepped it up as well – and not just by a notch or two. The Vintner Series, in particular, has become such a powerhouse product this year. The Vintner Elite Cabinetry line was considerably expanded with the addition of compact cable racking units. Then there was also the launch of the Vintner Bins and Tables which accommodated both residential and commercial wine cellar projects. And speaking of commercial wine cellars, Vintner has really gone full blast with a complete commercial collection as well.

But our wine racking lineup was not the only one that made incredible progress this year. Our selection of wood, stains and finishes was raising the bar as well. The extremely attractive Grand Mahogany saw a great year in wine cellar projects this 2018. Plus, we had three gorgeous additions to our stain and finish options to almost all of our racking products: Whitewash, Graywash, and Opaque White. These options have been made available to more of our wine rack “kits,” and not just our custom lines.

Now with all these amazing improvements this year, what can WCI bring to you and your wine cellars this 2019? All we can say is – we never disappoint! So join us for even bigger and better things in the New Year! *Cheers*

A Very Merry Christmas From All Of Us At WCI!

December 24th, 2018

Christmas Giving

By Iris W. Bray

Christmas is for giving
And for showing that we care,
For honoring the Christ Child
With the loving gifts we share

The wise men gave of riches;
The shepherds, faith and love.
Each gift, in its own measure,
Was smiled on from above.

Let every gift be treasured;
Not always size or price
Determines the extent of love
And willing sacrifice.

Handsome gifts with festive trim
Brings smiles of sweet content,
But modest gifts of humble means
Are ofttimes heaven sent.

Whether it be large or small
Each gift will share in part
The message of true Christmas joy
If given from the heart!

May the love and blessings of this beautiful season fill your homes. Merry, Merry Christmas, everyone! ^_^

The Real Deal On WCI’s Installation And Assembly Services

April 9th, 2018

What is the extent of WCI’s installation and assembly services? What exactly are you paying us for? Naturally, you can’t be too careful about these things. After all, wine cellar construction doesn’t exactly come cheap. But what is essential is that you get your money’s worth. We are confident that we can give you that – and probably even more. So read on and get to know the real deal on our installation and assembly services:

Custom wine cellar assembly and installation

Experienced professionals at your beck and call…

Our team is composed of factory certified installers who perform installation services worldwide. These countless installations include both residential and commercial wine cellar projects. Note that these services do not cover just the wine racking units. Our professionals are also extensively experienced in the installation of wine coolers, LED lights, and other wine cellar accessories.

Typically, the average wine cellar installations takes about four to five days to complete. That means our team will be on-site until the completion of the project. The great advantage though with WCI is that our team works flexible hours. They can carry on all the way down to the weekends to get the job done. And that’s not all! Clients are usually delighted to learn that we also ensure that the work area is cleaned subsequent to the job completion. We understand the frustration of having a messy work area once a project is done. That’s why we threw in a little extra something for you guys.

Post-construction cleanup services included!

That’s not everything yet, though! The installation and assembly services here at WCI also include free consultation on construction requirements for cellars and wine racks. Yes, you read that right. Consultation with the homeowner, architect, or builder on any questions is all part of the wine rack installation process. We offer this free of charge – no hidden fees or charges to catch clients off-guard. So when you contract our services, you can rest assured that you’re getting all of these at the quoted price, no more no less.

With more than sixty years of construction experience, we are quite proud to say that we have a 99% satisfaction rate with installs. Our clients know what to expect and we always do our best to deliver and meet those expectations. We believe in keeping communication lines open in all stages of the project so our clients can give their 100% trust. So put your faith in WCI’s installation and assembly services and get in touch with us! ^_^

Happy New Year, Wine Cellar Fans!

January 1st, 2018

Welcome, 2018! It’s going to be an absolutely exciting year for us and of course, for you wine cellar fans. There is so much in store for this year and we can’t wait to get started. But patience is a virtue! So before we get down and awesome on all the new stuff the WCI team has in store for this year, here are some food for thought you might want to chew on. They’ll definitely get your year off to a wonderful start:

1. Pour in the love this year as you would your wine.

2017 was an amazing year but we could not do away with controversies and negative concepts, especially in politics. So let’s try even harder this year to focus on positive things and make #lovewins a reality. A more positive and caring attitude towards each other, towards our work, and towards the world in general will change things immensely. Even in the smallest actions such as a smile or a helping hand, great things are bound to happen.

2. Be more “social media responsible.”

No doubt about it, social media has really become the ultimate game changer in 2017. Social media platforms have become so powerful in communicating people’s opinions and ideas. Moreover, they have become so influential that people rely on them so much to make their decisions. Unfortunately, the negativity also starts from there. That’s because people abuse social media and use it to achieve less than desirable goals. Also, a lot of us have become so dependent in social media that we forget to establish meaningful personal communication with others. This year, let’s make it a goal to use social media responsibly to foster positivity and healthy relationships with others.

3. Pursue and realize your goals.

It’s not enough that you set goals this year. You have to actually act on them and bring them to fruition – like your wine cellar goals. WCI has made the wine cellar construction process even more convenient last year and there are even better changes this year. So let us help you bring to life your dream wine cellar this 2018! ^_^

 

Merry Christmas From All Of Us At WCI!

December 25th, 2017

 

My Christmas Wish To YOU
By Catherine Pulsifer

If I could wish a wish for you,
it would be for peace faith, and happiness
not only at Christmas,
but for the whole year through!

I wish that there always be food on your table.
That you always give to those less fortunate.
May you always take time to share,
and thank those who have blessed you.

I wish for time, so you may reflect
on the blessings that you have,
and that you express your love
to those who are dear to you.

May you never feel lonely,
because there are those who care.
That you realize: you are special,
you are unique, you make a difference,
not only at Christmas, but all year!

I wish for your thoughts to be positive ones,
that you never quit, that you never give up,
and that you continue to learn.

I wish for the love, and peace of God
to be yours always.

Merry Christmas!

Merry, Merry Christmas from all of us here at WCI! We’ve had such a delightful year and we hope you had one, too. It is indeed the season to share our blessings and we hope to achieve that by passing on these warm wishes and prayers. Thank you for being a part of our year and our holidays and may the wine, food, and most importantly LOVE be abundant in your home! ^_^

WCI At A Glance: Our Best Wine Cellar Moments This 2017

December 18th, 2017

As much as we are proud of what Wine Cellar Innovations has achieved this year, we are also truly grateful. We have been blessed with so many amazing opportunities to grow and improve our products and services. We have continued to gain the trust and loyalty of wonderful clients. Also, we have become more inspired each year to improve and bring bigger and better wine storage solutions for everyone. It’s only a week left before Christmas and two before the New Year. Before we officially bring 2017 to a close, we invite you guys to recapture WCI’s best wine cellar moments this year.

Growth of the Modern Wine Cellar

The growth of the “Modern Wine Cellar”

We can definitely say that one of the greatest achievements WCI had this year was the launching of the “modern wine cellar” concept. Our website has been revamped to accommodate an entire section dedicated to contemporary and modern wine cellar products. The trend towards high end and modern wine cellars was really going strong this year. WCI rose to the occasion with the introduction of our Invisible Wine Rack Series, the Classic Riddling Racking Series, the Cable Wine Racking System, and the Acrylic Cube Series. Coupled with these, we also launched several new stain and finish options to complement the contemporary appeal of the wine cellar. This includes the beautiful Whitewash Stain, Opaque White Stain, and our Blended Stain options.

Metal Wine Racks' rise in popularity

The rise in popularity of “Metal Wine Racks”

2017 is also a turning point for our metal wine racking units. We have featured more Tech Tuesdays and DIY projects in our Testimonial Thursdays utilizing our metal wine racks. Owing to their growing popularity, this also inspired us to trot out more metal racking units that can address any and all bottle storage needs. Our WineZone Wine Shelf System leads the pack on this one. But very notable additions to the metal racking family are the STACT Aluminum Wine Racks, our Echelon Wave Wine Racks and our Deluxe Commercial racks for commercial applications.

Upgrading our wine rack kits

The evolution of our “Wine Rack Kits”

One of our major goals this year was to provide more affordable products sporting “custom” amenities to our clientele. This is why we focused a lot on elevating the functionality of our wine rack “kits.” Vintner was especially impressive as it grew at a fantastic pace. Apart from the upgrades to the regular racking units, Vintner expanded its reach to commercial applications. It also added an “Elite Cabinetry” collection to its product line-up, as well as the Vintner Stacks.

Now it’s our turn to ask: what do you consider as your best Wine Cellar Innovation moment this 2017? We’d love to hear from you! ^_^

 

The WCI Superior Price Match Policy And Other Guarantees

December 11th, 2017

In this season of frenzied holiday shopping, you cannot afford to lose your head. Or to put in more succinctly, your hard-earned money. So you’ll be thrilled to learn that when you do your shopping at WCI, we’ve got you covered – in more ways than one. Allow us to spell them out for you!

Our Superior Price Match Policy

When you purchase qualifying WCI products, you’re immediately covered by our “Superior Price Match Policy.” Take note – it’s not just any price match policy. It’s a notch above the rest. How so? If you buy a qualifying item from us and later on find the identical item for sale at a lower price, we will credit you back with the difference upon request. There’s no catch! You just have to make sure you found the identical item within 14 days of purchase online.

Now let’s say you found the item/s somewhere else. What happens then? We’ve actually got that covered as well! Here’s how it works: For any racks you see advertised that are 12″ in depth or greater, we will match any legitimate advertised offer to that price, plus 5% lower for your choice of either our Designer Series or Vintner Series. But from your end, we will need you to provide us with proof of advertised pricing. This must show that it is one our stock material of Rustic Pine, Premium Redwood, Prime Mahogany, or All Heart-Redwood.

For any racks you see advertised that are less than 12″ in depth, we will match any legitimate advertised offer to that price, plus 5% lower for your choice of either our Winemaker or Traditional Series. You will need to provide proof of advertised pricing and it must be of one our stock material of Rustic Pine or Premium Redwood.

Our Residential Racking Warranty

WCI really values the quality and craftsmanship of our products. We will never shortchange our customers and we work hard to give that assurance. Our residential racking warranty assures them that the wine racking products they purchase are free from defects due to workmanship or material under normal use and service. The duration is throughout the lifetime that the owner remains in the residence. In the event that the product is defective due to workmanship or materials, WCI will, at its option, repair or replace the product free of charge. Moreover, the mechanical components utilized in the wine cellar will have a one year warranty. This includes components like the hinges or magnetic catches.

And take note – our guarantees don’t stop here! Yes, there is definitely more and you definitely need to know them. Tune in next wMonday for part 2. *Cheers*

What Is The “Wine Cellar Innovations Advantage”?

October 30th, 2017

Why is shopping with Wine Cellar Innovations different from the rest? What exactly do you get when you purchase our products? What comprises our wine cellar services? If it’s your first time or you’re relatively new to the wine cellar construction experience, then we’d want you to know about the “Wine Cellar Innovations advantage.” Read on and find out!

Be a part of the WCI experience…

The WCI Advantage

Wine cellar construction involves a number of considerations. It’s not just about buying your wine racks or hiring a design professional and installers to do the work for you. You definitely have some responsibilities to ensure you get the results you want. And one of these is to do your comparative shopping in the industry with due diligence. In other works, you do your homework: look around and weigh the pros and cons carefully of both the products and services.

WCI’s thrust is to constantly improve in our industry to bring about 100% client satisfaction. We try our best not just to accommodate but also anticipate the client’s wine storage needs. We take into account all significant factors that come into play in a wine cellar construction project. And for this reason, we introduced our Superior Price Match Policy as part of the WCI “advantage.” WCI will match the price if you buy a qualifying item and find the identical item for sale at a lower price within 14 days of purchase online. We will credit you back the difference upon request. Our Price Match guarantee also covers qualifying items you see advertised elsewhere.

Live the WCI experience!

That’s only the beginning though! The WCI “advantage” campaign further extends to the manufacturing and quality of our products. We take extra time to ensure all of our premium and custom racking lines have beveled, eased edging on racking rails and spacer bars. We also send out optional secure racking back braces with most of our racks to ensure their sturdiness. Finally, all our racks are built to last by using solid wood, edge glued construction. We do not utilize MDF with strip edging and paper thin veneer. You can check our full residential and commercial guarantees on our website.

Now as far as services are concerned, we work really hard to cover all the bases as well. We provide initial free design consultation, an extensive range of shipping options, including free shipping for qualifying products, and complimentary installation quotes among others. Being in the business for over 30 years, we make it a point to always listen to clients needs – and address them.

Over the last three decades, clients have been happy and proud to share their WCI experience with us. With the WCI “advantage,” we hope you guys will be the next! ^_^

WCI’s Pumpkin Decoration Contest 2017!

October 26th, 2017

Halloween is still a few days away, but we’re can’t wait for the fright festivities to get started. That’s why we decided to hold our office pumpkin decoration contest last Friday the 13th. No coincidence there! Our awesome Operations Team had its very first pumpkin carving contest – with results that ranged from ghastly to genuinely adorable:

WCI Pumpkin Decoration Contest

Creativity really runs in the WCI family. We totally enjoyed the way the participants transformed their pumpkins into unique artworks. The glittery pink “disco ball” pumpkin was definitely a show-stopper, don’t you think? And the pretty white, spring-themed one was also very creative. But of course, even when it’s Halloween, WCI staff won’t be WCI staff if they can’t incorporate any wine theme into their work.

So you can see from the snapshots that there’s actually a wine barrel pumpkin and a witch who kind of overdosed on her Halloween wine. The pumpkin witch was the brainchild of Todd WCI’s IT Manager, Todd! Who says his talents lie only with the digital kind? Nonetheless, the big winner of our carving and decorating competition is the awesome Cookie Monster pumpkin. Check out how realistic it looks! The way Cookie Monster’s mouth was carved really deserves some special attention. And there’s no skimping on the props either – see that plate of cookies? That’s definitely Cookie Monster all the way!

It was a very fun contest and expect that those who didn’t bring home the bacon (or wine!) this year will be back for revenge next year. We can’t wait to see what concepts the team will be bringing to the table. After all, “innovation” is everyone’s middle name here at WCI. Have a happy Halloween, everyone! ^_^

The Wine Cellar Innovations Website Gets A Major Makeover!

September 4th, 2017

We’re about to change seasons again and welcome Fall in just a couple of weeks. But that’s not all that’s changing. We’ve also undergone a major makeover with the WCI website to showcase all our brand-new additions. If you have browsed around recently, you’d definitely notice these changes. Nonetheless, a proper tour is in order so you guys will know exactly what’s what!

Custom wine cellars

Our new custom wine cellar services…

We’ve our custom wine cellar services even more flexible to accommodate any and all wine storage needs. First off, our custom wine cellars can be designed in any size, with any budget. If it’s not that clear with the previous layout of the website, it’s definitely there in black and white now. This section of the website lets you see all the options available, from the wine racks down to the design of the entryways, cabinets, and other finishes. As always, WCI offers free wine cellar consultation. We will provide you with wine cellar design room plans to start the process on your project.

Custom wood wine racks

Our new custom wooden wine rack styles…

WCI has always offered two major racking options to our clients: our custom wine racks and our wine rack kits. Custom racking will give you all the flexibility you need in terms of both function and design. But if you’re working on a budget, our wine rack kit series will be able to offer you more affordable choices. Check out our wide array of racking styles, from individual to diamond racking, curved corners, wine bottle displays, bulk bottle storage, and so much more. To make things more convenient, we’ve also put together the custom amenities on the same section as the racking options. These include wine cellar moldings, decorative accents, and custom cabinetry.

Our new wine cellar wood options…

Custom wood options

We’ve also revamped our wine cellar wood options section to make it even more responsive to our customers. You will now find our 4 Stock Wood options in one place in the website. This makes it easier to compare one against the other and decide on the most suitable wood for your project. We also put in a more detailed line-up of our Non-Stock Woods as well, specifically, the more popular ones such as Black Walnut, Knotty Alder, and White Oak.

And of course, this doesn’t stop here. Our makeover is still ongoing and there will be many more exciting changes to be revealed. So don’t forget to bookmark the WCI blog so you don’t miss out on anything! ^_^

Learning The Full Scope Of WCI’s Wine Cellar Services

June 19th, 2017

What can WCI do for you and your wine cellar projects? You’d be pleasantly surprised to find out that our services are just as varied and all-encompassing as our products. WCI is not limited to just providing you with racking products to meet your wine storage needs. We are actually so much more than that and we want you guys to know more about what we can offer.

Wine cellar design services

Our full consultation services…

First off, let’s talk about WCI’s consultation services. You most likely have read in a lot of our blogs that we provide free initial consultation services, including a free design for those who fill out our Design Request Form. But that doesn’t cover the full scope of our consultation services. We have augmented these services with our Architectural Design Services as well as a complete review process. Architectural Design Services are being made available to those seeking to integrate architectural elements such as stone or advanced paneling work, into their custom wine cellar project. As for the review process, it involves a professional wine cellar consultant spending time with you to review your custom wine cellar design and related room specification details.

Racking assembly and installation services

Our full assembly and installation services…

WCI boasts of an amazing team of factory-certified installers who can provide assembly and installation services worldwide. But this isn’t all that we do! Apart from putting your wine cellar together, our installers also offer initial free consultation on construction requirements for the racking units you purchased. And get this – the work area is cleaned after job completion! That means you get the necessary clean-up job without having to shell out some precious extra dollars.

Our full shipping/delivery services…

Always one of the biggest concerns, we’ve made our shipping and delivery services as responsive as possible to the needs of our valued clientele. We offer free shipping every day on all our online wine rack kits, but we also have the Quick Ship Program to accommodate customers with tight deadlines. Note that upgrading to this program is 100% free! Depending on the material, stain, quantity, and items selected we can ship your order in as little as 1 day from date of receipt for no additional fees. Moreover, we utilize various shipping methods to ensure that your racking and other purchases arrive to you when you need it, and free from damage.

Need more details on all these amazing services? We’re just an e-mail or chat away! ^_^

WCI Services: Beyond Wine Cellar Assembly And Installation

August 8th, 2016

Monday greetings, wine cellar fans! We hope everyone had a productive weekend, especially during this season when the weather is ideal for taking on some home improvement projects. And by that, we mean wine cellar projects, too! Speaking of which, it’s about time we gave everyone the 411 on what really constitutes WCI “services.” It’s a given that we provide our customers with wine cellar assembly and installation services for any and all types of wine cellar projects. But you guys will be pretty pleased to learn that we cover a lot more ground than that – read on:

WCI Custom Design Consultation

Our Design Consultation services…

You’d think something that’s totally 100% free would be easily picked up on by potential customers – but that’s not the case at all. There are still plenty out there who aren’t acquainted with this awesome service we provide to all our potential clients: our free design consultation services. That’s right! If you guys check out this section of the website, you’ll see the number of ways you can request us for a wine cellar design – completely for free. Moreover, you can submit a plan to any of our wine cellar design consultants and request a complimentary 2-dimensional drawing of your wine cellar. This also includes a quoted price for the cellar, a plan view, key page, elevations of each wall, molding plan, and an optional ceiling plan if a raised panel ceiling is requested.

WCI Shipping Services

Our Shipping services…

For those who are well-acquainted with online shopping, you guys probably know (and have experienced) how stressful shipping arrangements can be. That’s why it’s highly recommended that you become acquainted with WCI’s shipping services. First off, we provide free shipping everyday for our online wine rack kits and reasonable shipping rates for our custom lines. Second, we also offer a “quick ship program” which is also usually offered as a free upgrade, unless certain locations may entail expedited shipping charges. Third, we use a variety of shipping methods to ensure that our customers’ purchases arrive when they need it and free from damage.

Our Financing options…

Yes, we provide financing solutions to commercial wine cellar projects as well! If you’re looking to start or remodel your wine cellar business, all you need to do is follow a few simple steps on this section of our website. We offer deferred and seasonal payments as well as terms from  12 up to 60 months. Because customer service is all about meeting the needs of our clientele, this is exactly what this WCI program is for.

Need the finer details on all these awesome services? We’re just an e-mail away!

Wine Cellar Innovations Greets Everyone A Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2015

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“Here’s to the New Year…
And all the promises
And hopes it brings!
As you sip your wine
Celebrating the New Year
Hope each day brings you
Showers of joy and surprises!
Happy New Year!

May your new year be blessed
with peace, love and joy.
Sending you my heartfelt wishes
With joy that never ends.
Wishing you a very
Happy New Year

Joy to your heart…
and warmth to your home!
As the New Year arrives…
Hope it brings along happiness,
hope and good tidings…
To stay on and on
Happy New Year!”

We’re more than ready to welcome 2016 with more inspiring wine cellar stories to share to everyone. We hope that in this coming year, YOUR STORY will be a part of our new journey as well. So bring it on, wine cellar buddies and cheers to 2016! ^_^

A Merry, Merry Christmas from Wine Cellar Innovations!

December 24th, 2015
“It’s Christmas everywhere!
There’s music in the air.
 From east to west,
To bells will ring,
From north to south,
We’ll dance and sing!
 
It’s Christmas everywhere!
There’s music in the air.
We celebrate the world around,
It’s Christmas everywhere!
 
It can start as early as November,
It can last the whole month of    
December.
Traditions shared give our
Spirits a lift,
We can hardly wait until December
twenty fifth!
It’s Christmas everywhere!
There’s music in the air.
 From east to west,
To bells will ring,
From north to south,
We’ll dance and sing!
 
It’s Christmas everywhere!
There’s music in the air.
We celebrate the world around,
It’s Christmas everywhere!”
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Season’s greetings from all of us here at Wine Cellar Innovations! Wherever in the world you may be and however you may celebrate the holidays, we wish you good tidings and happiness. And of course, we’re thinking of all of you wine and wine cellar fans out there when we pop and pour tonight. So have a very Merry Christmas, everyone! *Cheers*

WCI Consultation Services And What We Can Do For You

September 28th, 2015

Undertaking a wine cellar project can indeed be daunting, particularly for first-timers. There will be so many questions that need to be addressed from beginning to end of the construction. It’s only natural that stress will definitely rear its ugly head and anxieties will pop up one after the other. And this is where you’ll find that turning to WCI’s consultation services is a must.

Best of Houzz 2015 Service Awardee

Classic Mahogany Redwood Wine Racks

We’ve been the proud recipient of the Best of House 2015 Service Awardee and we really try our best with every client’s request to live up to that. For those who have little to no idea what this is all about,  Houzz is a highly popular website showcasing the projects of of top-rated remodeling professionals in the US and all over the globe as well as the latest buzz on home design trends.

They award “Best of Houzz” honors to home improvement professionals. Basically, this recognition is split into two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in the previous year. WCI has already reaped the Best of Houzz 2014 in the Customer Satisfaction category. It’s just pretty amazing and humbling that we have managed to snag this award again this year. So today, we bring you some proof of why our customer services have been stamped with such honors:

Premium Redwood Unstained Wine Racks

We recently received this query from a client who was in the process of building his wine cellar:

“I have a question regarding the cooling unit and the construction of the wine room. The wine room will be located within the dining room of a restaurant that does not have air conditioning. We are concerned with the possibility of the glass windows of the wine room fogging up due to the temperature difference. Do you have any wine room recommendations to minimize this problem or have you dealt with this issue before on another project? Just wondering if you have any helpful tips when building the wine room so we can provide our client with the best performance out of their new wine room.”

Our professional consultants provided a detailed reply, complete with a Dew Point calculator to guide the client in a most efficient manner:

“Condensation is caused by reaching the dew point.  You reach the dew point by a combination of temperature and humidity. Most conditioned spaces are typically 70 degrees and around 35 – 40% relative humidity. So if you use a dew point calculator you will see if the outside 70 degrees and 40% relative humidity then the dew point is 44 degrees. So if your space on the opposite side is 44 degrees it will condensate, but not above that temperature. Change the relative humidity to 59 and the temperature rises to 55 degrees. If you are keeping your cellar at 55 degrees then it will condensate.  In sum, the answer is you need to control one or the other, or both – there are hundreds of ways to handle it depending on what works best for the particular application.”

We Make It Happen With Store And Contractor Resources

September 16th, 2015

Are you one of those frazzled proprietors struggling with remodeling plans for your wine establishment? Or are you a home builder constantly seeking for ways to make your next open house more successful (spell: profitable!)? Well, it’s about time that you guys got acquainted with WCI’s other wine cellar related services because they are as versatile as our products.

Financing at your convenience!

Wine Sentinel and Commercial Store Financing

So let’s start off with those seeking to give their wine stores a much-needed makeover. You don’t need to rob a bank because we can make that spanking new, more functional, and more stylish wine store happen for you with our simple, fast, and cost-effective financing services. We have several options available for commercial wine establishments which include and are not limited to the following:

  • 24 Hour turnaround on applications
  • Unparalleled client service
  • Deferred and seasonal payments
  • Fast and easy documentation package
  • Finance terms from 12-60 months
  • Flexibility in building a program that meets your individual needs

And what exactly do you need to do in order to get the ball rolling? You actually have a couple of options as far as this is concerned as well and they are as uncomplicated as the actual financing services itself. Option 1 is as simple as filling out this Contact Form or picking up that phone and giving us a call. Our professional consultants will then get back to you within 1-3 days to discuss the finer details. Option 2 consists of just downloading our Financing Application and sending it in by fax. Now how convenient is that? Last but not the least, there’s Option 3 which lets you apply with the financing company directly online. Just make sure you keep a good credit standing and you’re well on your way to that full-blown store renovation you’ve been waiting for.

Small Designer Series Wine Cellar

Now how does it work for home builders? Well, we’ll have you know that WCI provides full turn-key services for complete custom wine cellar and wine racking project needs. All points of project needs can be handled by our team of experienced builders from wine storage design, layout, manufacturing, refrigeration, interior décor fitting, wine cellar doors, as well as factory trained installation services. Here are some of the many benefits we can provide home builders with:

  • Factory trained installation services available worldwide
  • Free onsite consultation with you and/or the homeowner
  • Free design service

Plus, if you register with WCI today, it gives you access to exclusive e-mail promotions, special contractor pricing, and a special gift just for registering with us. So sit around and wait when we can make that grand wine cellar remodeling for your store or next open house happen right now! ^_^

WCI Contest: Celebrating 30 Years Of Wine Cellar Innovation & Excellence

February 4th, 2015

Heads up, wine buddies! Wine Cellar Innovations is nearing its *drumroll please* 30th birthday! Yup, yup, you read it right. Time flies by eerily fast, but it’s actually a good thing when you have something pretty awesome to celebrate such as this.

Gold SeriesSo how are we planning on commemorating this memorable occasion? With our valued customers of course! What better way of celebrating 30 years of wine cellar excellence than letting you guys be part of the fun. And this is how it works:

Photo Contest

All you need to do is snap a photo of your wine cellar or wine rack with you or a family member pictured in it. Then don’t forget to use the hashtag #WineCellarSmile when you upload the photo on WCI’s Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook page. You can also use this form to upload your photo. This photo will be your entry to win either $250 from Wine.com or a $250 Visa gift card that you can splurge to your wine lover heart’s content.

But that’s not all! Literally stalk our social media pages and VOTE for your favorite wine cellar photos. Photos that receive 5+ “favorites” are qualified for additional 3 bonus entries to win our fab prizes. So the more “favorites” your entry gets, the closer you get your hands on that $250 wine spree or $250 Visa gift card.

Just keep in mind that all photo entries MUST include wine racks manufactured by Wine Cellar Innovations. That means you can send in photos showing how you utilized our racking products with others as well (because remember, Wine Cellar Innovations’ racking products are all about versatility!). The winners will be randomly drawn on Monday, March 2nd, so get those entries in as early as today. If you need more information on the contest details, don’t hesitate to comment below or contact us. A huge thanks to Wine.com for sponsoring this wonderful event! ^_^

Happy New Year From Our Wine Cellar To Yours!

December 31st, 2014

Only a few hours left before we officially leave 2014 and all of the amazing stuff we did this year. Modesty aside, it has been an absolutely terrific year for wine cellar projects, custom, commercial, and of course, DIY. Needless to say, we are thrilled and truly happy for playing a significant role in your wine cellar goals this year. And of course, it goes without saying that we’re looking forward to playing an even bigger part next year.

We’re actually pretty hyped and raring to go, with tons of fresh concepts, new product line-ups, and more than just a few surprises for both our loyal and potential clientele and basically, for wine cellar enthusiasts everywhere. Still, there’s a couple more hours left to enjoy the best memories of this year, so you guys might want to do a little archive browsing and take a look at all the inspiring wine cellar goodness 2014 brought us. Also, we’d like to once again be one of the first to wish everyone a HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR! See you all in 2015 *cheers* ^_^

 Happy New Year!

Merry, Merry Christmas!

December 24th, 2014

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Let us here at Wine Cellar Innovations be one of the first to greet you and your families a very Merry Christmas! We’ve had tons of fun with everyone this year, especially with the bevy of awesome DIY wine cellar and racking projects our valued clients shared with us. It was both enjoyable and wholly satisfying seeing our products being used in creative ways and we’re sure things are only going to grow bigger and better ^_^.

We also took great pleasure in launching more new additions to our wine racking family, from our Urban Living Series which is great for apartment tasting centers to Winezone Wine Shelf System,  to the opening of our Factory Seconds Showroom and upgrades to our wine rack kits. Indeed, our 2014 had been a blast and we’re definitely revved up for the next leg. Of course, all these were made possible because you guys were with us every step of they way. So allow us to give you guys the warmest of virtual holiday hugs and greetings and may you all have a wonderful wine-filled Christmas! CHEERS!

We Make It Happen With Convenient Online Shopping Tools

October 15th, 2014

Doing your shopping for your wine cellar project online is, to say the least, convenient. You only have to search for the product/s you need or want, place an order, and have everything shipped straight to your doorstep. But of course, that’s the scenario in a perfect world when everything goes right all the time. In reality, online shoppers, especially newbies, will realize that things are not as ideal, particularly when it comes to customized racking products.

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One of the common problems when placing customized orders online is that the end result may not turn out exactly the way we imagined it to be. Take for example purchasing a wine cellar door. Let’s say you want one of our Standard Door designs but the dimensions need to be modified a bit to fit your wine cellar. Also, you want to customize some essential bits and pieces such as the jam width, locking mechanism, door trim, and so one. Filling out the online form and putting down those specifications may not be enough, as more than a few disgruntled online shoppers have come to realize. Somewhere along the way, the specifics MIGHT get screwed up which means you don’t get the product you want or need along with a major headache to boot.

Still, this just goes to show that technology, no matter how advanced it may be, cannot really be perfect. That’s why there will always be room for improvement in everything. That’s why at WCI, we always take necessary steps to fill in the gaps, particularly where customer service and satisfaction are concerned. When it comes to your online shopping experience, we take special care in overseeing all the steps AND improving each one along the way, as we’ve spent years in researching about dropshipping from the experienced, like oberlo aliexpress dropshipping services. This is to ensure that by the end of the day, our clients get what they need or want, customized or otherwise.

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So basically, when you purchase custom racking products online such as our wine cellar doors, a representative will need to get in touch with you to have you sign off on a “spec sheet” or Specification Sheet. What is this for? The spec sheet is required documentation needed prior to placing your order into production. The details you want will all be taken into account, reviewed, and verified before your order will actually be processed. This way, you are assured that yes, we got those details down pat and both WCI and the client are seeing eye-to-eye on the final product.

As far as online shopping experience is concerned, we rate pretty high in our clients’ books and that’s something we’d want to keep. So if you think there’s more that we can do for you guys in this area, by all means let us know. We only want to make good things happen to your wine cellar projects so comment below or shoot us an e-mail today! ^_^

We Make It Happen With Our Brand-New WCI Website!

August 20th, 2014

Happy Monday, wine buddies! So last week, we showcased the newest changes in our website and how a lot of stuff were redesigned to make things bigger and better for everyone. But of course, that was just a simple overview. So we decided to actually give everyone a visual tour of the brand-new WCI website. Check this out: https://www.winecellarinnovations.com

As we have mentioned in last week’s post, our main custom wine cellar landing page was completely revamped along with live changes to the rest of that section on our website. These changes include:

  • The drop down menu/navigation
  • Removing Custom Wine Racks landing page altogether
  • Bringing the Platinum Custom Wine Racks, Gold Custom Wine Racks, and Silver Custom Wine Racks out into the main navigation menu

If you hover on drop-down menu on the website, particularly the far upper left corner (Custom Wine Cellars), you can see how the Platinum, Gold, and Silver Series landing pages have all been redesigned with newly selected, hand-picked images from our custom photo libraries to represent what we feel is a more up to date, current representation of our custom product lines. It’s also way easier to access the custom lines now since you are just one click away from viewing the product pages unlike in the previous layout.

Note, too, that we have enlarged all the images as well as streamlined the overall template of these pages. It’s to emphasize our response to our clients’ need for hassle-free navigation of all the sections of our website and particularly, our product pages. You’ll also notice that the racking styles for each Series have been grouped accordingly (Individual Bottle, Diamonds, Corners & Curves etc.) as well as the accessories and molding packages. This makes for a more efficient system in helping the potential customer search for the desired items.

Last but certainly not the least, remember that we also launched the  My Projects/Bookmark It feature on our site. As mentioned in the video, we went one step further in enhancing their accessibility to all WCI products via this function. We incorporated the orange plus symbol throughout the site to indicate to customers that they can Bookmark a product. Plus, there’s the added option of customers being able to share their My Projects folder with us when submitting a Design Request Form on the site.

And yes, expect more good things to happen with your future wine cellar projects when you shop here at WCI! So share the love by sharing these fab site upgrades with fellow wine cellar fans now. ^_^

WCI Formally Launches “Factory Seconds” Showroom

April 30th, 2014

Heads up, wine cellar fans! Something new and totally awesome has happened and we want nothing more than to share the good news with you guys ASAP. That’s why instead of the usual How To Wednesday feature, we’re bringing you THIS today:

WCI has recently announced the opening of its “factory seconds” showroom located at 4575 Eastern Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio. Recall that we had been advertising our “factory seconds” in the blog over and over again with a variety of projects utilizing these and it’s about time things got official. But first things first! Let’s talk about what exactly these “factory seconds” are, especially if you still belong to the uninitiated.

 Now it happens, occasionally, that WCI manufactures racks with an extra knot in the wood, stained with a wrong color than originally ordered, or the order was cancelled half way through production. It may also happen that the product becomes discontinued due to lack of popularity. These wine racks are all very attractive and sturdy pieces of wood wine storage that are then marked down to move out at a quicker rate. These have been dubbed as WCI’s “factory seconds.”

Factory Seconds Showroom

 The term “factory seconds” can be quite misleading though because there’s actually no compromise made to the quality and design of the products. It’s just the circumstances, as aforementioned, that prevented the products from being part of the regular catalogue.

 To date, our “factory seconds” collection includes luxury racking as well as accessory pieces that have been used in past trade shows the company participated in such as ornate redwood architectural columns with stained glass, miscellaneous cellar art mural pieces, Mahogany tongue-and-groove wall or cabinet paneling, and custom tasting tables.

Factory Seconds Showroom

All of these can now be visually enjoyed to the fullest at our “factory seconds” showroom. It’s open Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM with an abundance of pre-assembled inventory. However, we cannot guarantee how long these babies would last, so book an appointment today!

How To Start On A Custom Wine Cellar Project

September 11th, 2013

An awesome How To Wednesday, wine cellar fans! Today, we’re going to talk about how you can start on a custom wine cellar project, the WCI way. We know we’ve tackled this topic before, but this time, it’s all about creating your custom wine cellar using the extensive services provided by WCI. Let’s hop right on to it

1.      First, you have to go through our consultation process.

The very first step to creating a wine cellar which will give you one hundred percent satisfaction is knowing exactly what to expect with the entire construction process. This can best be done when you have a professional design consultant guiding you. That way, you will be able to get a clearer picture of your goal and on the steps you need to take, particularly when it comes to the cost thereof. WCI’s custom consultation process provides you with professional services of consultants with over 150 years of combined wine cellar experience. In addition, our team also possesses the same amount of experience in each the construction, interior design, or wine/liquor industries. Best of all, these initial services are actually FREE!

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2. Second, you’ll need to select your design.

After the initial consultation is out of the way and you have set your project’s budget, it’s time to decide on the perfect design for your wine cellar. You have the advantage of working closely with our sales department during this step. It is during this stage where essential elements will be discussed such as the location of your future cellar, the size and bottle capacity thereof, the materials you’d want to work with, the racking arrangement, and so much more. Newbies would be very glad to learn that WCI’s team of 2D custom wine cellar designers will be there to offer necessary assistance. This would even include a review process to make sure that all the details, including miscellaneous ones are taken into consideration.

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3. Third and last, you’ll be made to do a Sign-Off and Deposit.

What is this all about? This is actually a lot similar to a generic construction contract. But take note that not all companies provide this kind of security to their clients. WCI goes the extra mile in making everything official ensuring that each and every customer gets the result he really wants. Our Custom Sign Off Sheet outlines all the specifics of your project, down to every last detail discussed during the initial consultation stage. It will reflect information on the chosen racking style, room dimensions, wood species, stain and finish options, wine cooling options, accessories, and more.

Now note that this just involves “starting” your wine cellar project! In other words, this is just the first half of our services. The other half consists of actual installation and assembly of the cellar which will be the topic of our next How To episode. Stay tuned for that and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list for the latest deals and huge discounts. ^_^

No-Fuss Assembly Methods The WCI Way

September 9th, 2013

Let’s face it. If we had a choice, everyone would want to buy stuff that comes fully assembled. Why would you want to go through all the hassle to putting things together when you can conveniently have the finished product? Sadly, that’s not the scenario in the real world. Sure, you can purchase fully assembled items, particularly furniture, but they come at a price. A hefty one! Moreover, it would be impractical to buy a fully assembled piece when it would still have to be shipped from the other side of the globe.

This is something that WCI has looked into over the years, having undertaken so many projects with customers not just locally but worldwide as well. In line with our guiding principle that customer satisfaction should always be foremost priority, we’ve painstakingly put together necessary materials to help all our clients and even potential ones create wine cellar projects less the hassle of the assembly process. Our  solution? These no-fuss methods which will guide you from beginning to end of your racking project.

Three easy ways to get them done!

There are actually three popular ways to assemble WCI wine racking products. You’ll get to know them by checking out the DIY learning videos which we have set forth in our galleries. Take time to watch them and see how our professionals go over the entire assembly process on a step-by-step basis. Our learning video gallery is chock full of DIY tutorials, from short-depth Individual Bottle Racks assembly, to our wine rack kits such as Vintner and Winemaker, and a lot more.

In general, you can put together your racks using any of these three options: one, by using the traditional hammer-and-nails method; two, using pre-drill screws; and three, by resorting to the more modern and faster approach which is with a brad nailer. Our videos go over all these methods one by one so that you don’t get stumped when you’re trying out one of them only to find out it won’t really work for you. In addition, we also offer video tutorials on some of our more custom products, such as our Curvy Cubes.

But this is not all that we do for our customers in terms of making their wine cellar construction experience more memorable and satisfying. We also provide a free DIY Installation Assembly Kit with any custom racking purchase worth $2000 or more as well as a free Install Kit. With the kit AND our learning videos, fitting the pieces in your racking jigsaw is really just child’s play! That’s how we go the extra mile(s!) in order to come up with the best storage solutions for our valued clients.

Last but not the least, WCI can also actually provide factory direct installation services at a cost that would definitely synchronize with your budget. So if you’re feeling a tad overwhelmed, why not give it a shot and get in touch with our professional, factory-certified installers. Shoot us an e-mail today or chat with our team on the WCI website to know more about your wide range of options today! ^_^