Whether you are an experienced wine connoisseur or just enjoy a good glass of red or white while relaxing in your Green Valley home, you’ve probably thought about installing a wine cellar. When considering if you should embark on this project for your home, there are some important things you should learn about wine cellars.

Determine Your End Use for Your Wine Cellar

While you will be installing a wine cellar to store your wine, consider whether you want to use it simply for storage purposes, or if you also want to use it for display and entertainment. When using your cellar only for storage, unstained wooden racks are a suitable, cost-effective option. However, if you intend to use the space for other purposes, you may want to consider and invest in the cellar’s aesthetics.

Understand the Optimal Storage Conditions You Will Need for Your Wine

Most rooms for storing and aging wine should be between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 70 percent. You will need to make sure that you have a space in your home where these conditions can naturally exist or a room where you can create and maintain that environment. Ideally, you will also want to store your wine in a dark area with little exposure to vibration.

Design Your Space to Accommodate Any Size Bottle

While many types of wines will have the same size and shape, not all will. You will want to keep in mind the bottle size variations for the wine choices you are likely to make. Also, ensure that you have properly sized racks to accommodate them. Individual storage bottles are often around 3.75 inches in circumference, but large format bottles can almost be double in size.

Ensure that your wine cellar can do the job while meeting your storage and function needs. Want to learn more about wine cellars? Contact Oasis Air Conditioning & Heating at 520-201-3577 today.

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