A wine cellar is a valuable addition to the home of any wine lover, and whether you collect wines on a large scale or whether you simply like to keep a number of your favorite wines at hand for yours and your friends’ enjoyment, these devices can ensure that you get to enjoy your wine at its very best. This is because these cellars provide constant, regulated temperatures that are perfect for your wines, and this control in both temperature and humidity can ensure that your wines retain or even improve their taste, flavor, and aroma.
One thing to consider when getting a wine cellar is where you are going to keep it. Your decision will be based on a number of factors. Firstly, you need to assess where you have the space. If you live in a smaller home or apartment you might already be pushed for space – but this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a good glass of wine…the under the counter models that are available will prove ideal. These smaller wine cellars are perfect for those that want to keep their wine cellar in the kitchen but without having to waste any unnecessary space.
You also need to consider how much wine you will be storing and therefore what size of wine cellar you require. The size of the cellar will ultimately determine where you keep your cellar. If you have a small kitchen but have another room, such as a utility room or a basement, then you could keep your wine cellar in one of those rooms. Those with bigger kitchens have the luxury of keeping either a big or a small wine cellar in the kitchen if they prefer. However, it is important to ensure that your cellar is away from bright light, so if you don’t have all that much room, but an under the counter cellar is tool small, you may be better thinking of another room for your cellar rather than risking your wines being exposed to too much light.
Those buying a self contained wine cellar unit have a certain degree of flexibility, because the wine cellar simply needs to be connected to the power, which means that it can go just about anywhere that has a power outlet. However, that said, it probably isn’t a good idea to keep it in a room where it is always warm (for example, in the living room near to the roaring living flame fire!). You also want to select somewhere that you have easy access without having to risk breaking your neck every time you want to get to a bottle of wine.
You will also have to consider whether you want your wines on display when deciding where to put your wine cellar. If you don’t mind your wines being hidden away, then you can opt for the basement or anywhere else that is out of the way. However, your choices may be far more limited if you want your wine cellar and wines on display for all to see. Apart from the kitchen, other popular choices of room include conservatories, basements, and where applicable, games rooms.
There are a number of factors that will play a part in where you put your wine cellar within your home. Some of these considerations are:
The size of your home
The size of cellar that you require based on the number of bottles you have to store
Your personal taste and preference
Whether you want your wines on display or not
The layout of your rooms (bearing in mind that the wines should be out of the way of light and heat)
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