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Wine racks vs. wine cellars

Depending on your wine storage needs, as well as the space you have available in which to store wine, you may need to decide between a simple system comprised of wine racks, or you may opt to build in your home a wine cellar, which would include wine racks as part of its overall construction and usability.

Choosing the Best Wine Storage Solution for Your Needs

Every wine collector has different functional, aesthetic, and financial requirements. It is for this very reason that you should work with an experienced Dallas, Texas wine cellar builder. At Wine Cellar Specialists, they offer effective wine storage solutions that cater to their clients’ needs.

Depending on your needs, you can invest in wine racks, or a wine cellar.

Wine Racks

Wine racks can fit in your kitchen. And that may be just what you’re looking for. Racks are inexpensive and can easily store a few bottles of wine. If you’re not a serious collector, or if you’re not planning to hold on to the wine you buy for any length of time, then go with a rack. There are several great options out there, and most of them require little time on your part. In fact, if you find a premade rack that works for you, even better.

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Wooden Wine Racks

Wine Cellar Specialists, a wine storage expert in Dallas, Texas, offers wine racks built with efficiency, durability, and appeal. You may opt for wood or metal wine racks. Wooden wine racks are available in various styles and sizes. The different types of wooden storage racks are stand-alone, wall-mounted, modular, stackable, and custom wine racks.

Wine racks designed to mount on the wall are highly recommended for small wine storage spaces. Stackable wine racks are ideal for a growing wine collection, since you don’t need to modify your racking if you want to add more bottles.

Wine Cellars

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An Elegant Wine Cellar Installed in Dallas, Texas

Just like other wine collectors, racking alone is probably not for you. Valuable red and white wines should not be stored in the kitchen, not if you expect them to increase in value and remain robust. Building a wine cellar in your home is probably the right option for you.

The wine cellar you build should regulate humidity and temperature, since both are essential to protecting your investment.

Dallas, Texas wine cellars are designed to maintain the optimum conditions need in the proper aging of wine. They are equipped with a wine cooling system that can keep the temperature and humidity at the ideal range. Without an efficient climate-control system, your collection will go to waste.

See other blog posts about the right temperature and humidity in which to keep your wine.

If you want, you can also install a refrigerator in another part of your home. Never put a wine refrigerator inside your wine cellar. The motor on the unit will give off heat and make it harder to keep your room at a constant temperature. Your cooling unit will be fighting the heat coming from the refrigerator. You can use the refrigerator to chill the white wines you intend to drink soon. But for storage temperature, your white wines and your red wines can be stored together in the same wine cellar.

More Tips from a Wine Cellar Expert in Dallas, Texas

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Home Wine Cellar with Wine Barrel Racks

Wine Cellar Specialists provides the following tips to help you determine the right storage solution that suits your needs.

When planning your home wine storage system, whether using a cellar in your home or racks in your kitchen, long-term thinking requires you to think about durability. Don’t just go with a wine rack that looks strong. Make sure your rack can stand on its own and can handle the number of bottles of wine you’d keep on it at one time. Don’t plan for the least possible situation. Make sure your rack can handle anything you may want to use it for.

Consider the way your home looks before buying your wine racks. If you’re home is more modern and metal, then go with a metal rack, but if there is a lot of wood in your home, then go with a wood rack. There is also the possibility of reclaimed wine barrel racking. This is a more costly way to go but, if you can afford it, it truly makes for a magnificent look. It also has the smell of a winery when you walk into the room as the wood used for this racking was originally used for barrels that held wine. That wine smell is still in the wood.

Your wine storage system can be as individual as your specific taste in wine. No matter the vintage, and no matter your choice, storing your wine is as important as pairing it with the right meal and for the right dinner guests.

Need help? Contact Wine Cellar Specialists today at +1 (972) 454-0480.

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