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Hassle-Free Assembly With The Winemaker Series

November 19th, 2015 by

Our wine rack kits have been praised by a lot of clients to be genuinely “hassle-free” units to assemble. Those kinds of feedback send us over the moon because that’s exactly what we wanted to achieve with our wine rack kits. They are designed with quality materials and versatile configurations in order to make the racking units easy to put together, particularly in DIY projects. So imagine how pleased we were when our client Scott sent us this wonderful review along with snaps of his WineMaker wine rack:

Shallow-depth racks for space-efficient storage

Scott just needed a functional wine rack which could provide enough bottle storage while at the same time, being able to fit into a quite narrow space in his home. The WineMaker Series wine racks kit provided the perfect solution thanks to its trademark “narrow-depth” racks. Scott sent in for the 10-Column Individual Bottle Bottom Stack with Display Row. He was able to store all of his collection with more than enough room for future acquisitions as the snapshot of his assembled rack below clearly shows:

Easy to assemble Winemaker wine racks

“Because I had such a great experience dealing with Wine Cellar Innovations, I thought I would take a few moments to respond to your questions, and let you know how pleased I am with the end product. The product arrived in a very timely manner, with no damage incurred during manufacturing or transit. I was surprised to see how much of the wine rack was already assembled upon delivery. The installation process went very smoothly, especially with the help of the 18 gauge nail gun. Assembly took less that a couple hours, and was actually pretty fun.”

~Scott V.~

Indeed, assembly and installation of your DIY wine racks will be a hassle-free experience when you work with our wine rack kits. The easy and flexible configurations coupled with quality craftsmanship will make your DIY experience an enjoyable one – even more so because we also have these learning videos handy for you to follow. ^_^

Technical Tuesday Episode #258: Eddie Merlot’s New Branch Outfitted In Platinum Series

November 17th, 2015 by

Guess who’s back on the Tech Tuesday spotlight? It’s Eddie Merlot’s, wine lovers and good ol’ Eddie is getting bigger and better – than includes their wine cellars and of course, wine selection! Now if you all can still recall, WCI has played a significant role in these expansion projects as we’ve built Eddie’s wine cellars in a number of different locations. Presently, Eddie’s has branches in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. But recently, they’ve added yet another location – this time in Allen, IN. And who do you think decked out their newest branch with an impressive 690-bottle wine cellar?

Project # 263981
Wood: Platinum / All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 690
Where: Allen, IN

Eddie Merlot's wine cellar decked in the Platinum Series

The Platinum x All-Heart Redwood combo has been pretty much a staple in our Eddie Merlot projects. This one is no different and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The entire wine cellar is outfitted in a sleek arrangement of the Platinum Series wine racking units in unstained All-Heart Redwood. Our design team made clever use of interspersing the Individual Bottle Columns with High Reveal Displays and Solid Vertical Displays to provide variety as well as a really spacious appearance to the bottle storage assembly. Wood Case Bottle racks and Open Diamond Cubes with Solid Face Trim were also thrown in for additional bulk bottle storage.

Vintage View wine racks make for tons of extra storage.

But that’s not all! Adding a little twist to the newest addition to the Eddie Merlot’s growing chain of restos, this wine cellar also sports our Vintage View Series metal wine racks. Check out how the racks are displayed in a floor-to-ceiling fashion with the help of a Floor-to-Ceiling frame. This will give the bottles the illusion of “floating” in mid-air! We can’t wait to see how this section of the wine cellar will look when it’s all filled up ^_^.

Super safe storage with our Wine Lockers!

We daresay that this is one of Eddie’s most versatile wine cellar projects to date because apart from the bottle storage variety brought about by the Platinum Series custom wine racks and the Vintage View metal racks that were also incorporated into this project, Eddie’s also purchased several of our Wine Lockers. See how they fit nice and snug into that wall? These Wine Lockers are a very smart decision because they can properly protect your rarest, most expensive labels. If you’re running a successful business like Eddie’s, you can’t be too careful about your precious merchandise.

Close-up of unstained All-Heart Redwood racks

Hop on to Eddie Merlot’s website today to know more about these coming attractions and see their awesome menu!

Protect Your Bottles With Earthquake-Proof Fixes

November 16th, 2015 by

Protecting your wine bottles should always be done in wholes and never in halves. That only means you should also take into account contingencies when it comes to wine bottle storage. This is especially applicable to those who are living in areas where earthquakes have been occurring or are likely to occur. Nonetheless, even if you live in a relatively earthquake-free location, you can’t afford to be less cautious. Investing in earthquake-resistant wine racks will prove to be a very sound decision, especially when you’re growing your collection and you have started acquiring some rare labels.

Smart fixes for earthquakes and accidents

Our earthquake-resistant wine racks

Here at WCI, we carry “Earthquake Resistant” wine racks that can certainly help give a better degree of protection for your racks during earthquakes or other similar types of occurrences. These wine racks are designed with a 6 1/2 degree angle sloped to the rear which is mounted against the wall. In the event of an earthquake, the wine bottles will naturally come to rest against the wall.

However, also keep in mind that while the wine racks created at Wine Cellar Innovations would hold up to moderate to mild earthquakes, they might still not be enough to keep your bottles, particularly your high value wines safe. That’s why apart from the racks, our team also came up with some helpful tricks of the trade to help our clients keep their collection earthquake and accident-proof.

Basically, “earthquake resistance” is really all about making the front of the wine rack taller than the back.  So reinforcing your racks is one of the best fixes you can have to really earthquake-proof them. Sliding some 1x2’s beneath the bottom front of your stacked wine racks and making sure the top and back is secured to the wall are highly recommended solutions. Note that the bottom of the rack will have to be slightly pulled away from the wall and you will also need to make sure that your racks are attached to each other. This method works best for individual bottle storage racks as opposed to bulk bottle storage ones. That’s because the former provide each bottle with the highest amount of friction. On the other hand, bulk bottle storage racks provide a fraction of that friction and so the bottles can slide out of the storage units.

Now there’s another slightly more complicated fix you can try out. This involves adding a plywood back on the racks and angle-cut a few 1×2 pieces.  Then you will have to attach or screw that plywood to the wall, in addition to the 1×2 pieces. Of course, this is not a 100% guarantee that your wine bottles will not fall out. If you want, you can also install a door on the front of your rack which would really ensure that they won’t fall out.

Last but not that least, you can also “chain” your bottles to your racks. WCI offers a “novelty chain” that is pinned into the rack and holds the neck of the bottle. With these earthquake-proof fixes, your collection is way more protected from risks, be they earthquakes or something else! ^_^

Our Gold Series Gets Us “Golden” Client Recommendation!

November 12th, 2015 by

There’s nothing like a simple but solid client review to fuel our engines! We’ve always emphasized how client satisfaction is always our top priority so being able to meet their wine storage needs at any given situation is truly satisfying, just like what we did with Dan’s wine cellar:


So Dan had an amazing amount of space to work with and transform into an honest-to-goodness formal wine room. He sent in for our Gold Series custom wine racking units to help outfit his new wine cellar. Needless to say, the Gold Series did not disappoint. Since the series offers quite an amazing assortment of racking styles, maximizing the ample floor space of the room was accomplished quite nicely. Keep in mind that the Gold Series racking units are especially designed to focus on the economical use of 1×2 open construction. The racks were highly appropriate for this open floor layout and involved some pretty creative arrangement of the individual and bulk bottle storage styles.


And here’s how the racking set-up looks like upon closer inspection. The Standard Archway was decked with with custom recessed LED lighting as well as the rest of the assembly. This helped in really accentuating the bottles on display as well as the beautifully stained racks. Keep in mind that WCI has an extensive selection of wine cellar accents to choose from which can really give your wine racking arrangement a more stylish flair. This section of our website is a must-visit when it comes to choosing the most suitable decor for your wine cellar project.


Naturally, the highlight of this project is the delivery of wine cellar services that merited a thumbs-up from the client. That’s because WCI professional wine cellar services are as varied as our products – from initial consultation down to product purchasing, delivery, assembly and installation, and even post-construction services. Plus, we even provide commercial financial financing options and what you can’t find on our website, you can certainly scour for in our blog – from wine racking assembly tips and tricks to wine cellar cooling recommendations and more. So get in touch with a WCI specialist today and learn why Dan has given us a “golden” client recommendation. ^_^

“Thank you the good service. I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.”

~Dan W.~