Wine cabinet – why do I need a special wine cooler for storing wine? Is it not possible to store the wine in an ordinary fridge? Well, if you are passionate about both the food and its preparation, you most likely are not indifferent to the wines. Most wine lovers have large collections of selected wines which they bought from manufacturers or from abroad and the question of investing in a proper wine storage comes up.
Wine cabinet designs and where is best to place it?
Not all of us have a private cellar so we need to look at alternative options. To create all the conditions for preserving and storing wine French winemakers invented the wine cabinet. Different wines need different conditions and of course, different temperatures. We are not going to get into detail of wine production process. We shall give you some advice how to store your wine at home. A wine cooler cabinet is a great alternative to the wine cellar in the city. There are many designs which you can incorporate in your kitchen, or the kitchen island or separate wine racks.
Basic features of wine cabinets
It is always advisable to get professional advice from experts when you plan to buy such item. We shall point out some of the basic features of wine cabinets so that you have an idea what is best for your wine collection. First and very important feature of wine cabinets is the temperature – the best one for storing wine is from 10 to 14 degrees as it is considered suitable for long-term preservation of all types of wine. There are models of wine cabinets with specific separation of cupboard space in different climatic zones for different types of wine. They are more costly but worth the investment. Wine cabinets must protect the wine from oxidation. That is why the bottles of wine must be lying or positioned at an angle. Absence of light and moisture light accelerates oxidation processes and significantly degrades the quality of the wine and that is the reason why bottles are made of dark glass. Moisture should be around 70-85%. Lack of vibration – any, even the smallest vibration can affect the wine. Quality cabinets must be equipped with a compressor-type suspension system that prevents vibrations.
Contemporary kitchen with built in wine coolers
Wine needs an appropriate storage
A modern wine cellar design
Wine racks can be a part of home interior decor
Wine cabinets allow you to enjoy good quality beverages
The attic is an option for wine storage when we have no cellar
The wine cabinet can be placed in a small niche
Incorporate your wine cabinets in the kitchen island