Rosehill Wine Cellars was proud to co-sponsor Jacob Harkins’ metal wine racks focused wine cellar design presentation on Wednesday the 10th of April, 2019, at Cibo Wine Bar on Yonge Street. Jacob, the marketing director of VintageView traveled to Toronto to present interior designers and builders with their 2019 catalog. Their wine rack collections allows wine cellar designers and builders like ourselves to design sophisticated cellars using specially laminated glass and high-powered air-cooling units. The well-attended talk was fully catered, and of course LCBO licensed (red & white wine flowed), and the audience was composed of knowledge-hungry interior decorators, engineers and architects.
The invite-only presentation exhibited ultra modern wine cellar designs that showcased imaginative layouts and displays. Almost all of Jacob’s slides had photographs of completed cellars that were constructed using VintageView metal wine racks. All manner of racking configurations were detailed in the hour long design presentation.
The audience was shown commercial cellar spaces in fancy restaurants, and private cellars in upscale residential homes. Each of Jacob’s slides was accompanied by detailed explanations of the challenges involved in building and maintaining that particular wine storage space. Below is a simple wine-on-the-wall display in a residential home.
Making wine part of the decor puts the homeowner’s wine collection on display. While such home designs are unique, and memorable, this racking method seen above offers almost no protection for the light- and temperature-sensitive liquid inside the bottles. Such exhibits need to be surrounded in UV-coated, thermal-insulated glass to keep the wine at the right temperature and to banish daylight and other harmful UV rays! But if we made an air-tight and UV-restricted glass bubble around this display, and then connected that to a state of the art wine cellar cooling unit, we would have a beautiful and effective wine cellar.
The presentation was much more than just a helpful seminar, it was an accredited Continuing Education Unit or what interior designers call a CEU. Set up by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) such life-lessons help home builders and interior decorators stay on top of the market and stay familiar with new materials and techniques despite being away from school. VintageView, in partnership with Rosehill Wine Cellars staged this AIA and IDCEC credited CEU that was officially titled Modern Wine Cellar Design, and that might explain why it was so well attended by so many industry professionals. Just a few minutes after introducing himself, Jacob had to pause while the staff at Cibo set up more chairs for late arrivals.
VintageView believes wine should be admired in functional storage displays that are design centerpieces in the kitchen, dining room or lounge and not hidden away in a dusty cellar downstairs. Their metal wine racks are very sturdy, but still thin enough to allow easy viewing of wine bottles with their labels facing out. This is the company that started the label forward wine rack system and their new modern designs are all innovations on these classic theme. VintageView metal wine racks are available in Black Satin or Platinum (Brushed Nickel) Finish for immediate delivery. Chrome and Black Chrome may have slightly longer lead times.
Interior designer Barra Barazi from Luz Design attended the show wearing a gorgeous key-lime-pie coloured jacket. Barra enjoyed the show, and he was quoted saying, “…proper wine storage is becoming increasingly important in upscale homes and putting wine in the walls is an exciting new trend.” He liked Jacob’s energy and had faith in his expertise because of the original images and stories he told the audience.
Good wine deserves to be showcased and VintageView’s innovative wine storage systems put the label forward in home decor.
Behold a proud wine collector’s new cellar showcase. See how every wine bottle’s paper label is clearly displayed? The bottles are presented here like proud works of art. Imagine how fun it would be, or perhaps how overwhelming it could be, to come here each evening and have to select just one or two bottles to compliment your evening meal?
Metal wine racking systems from Rosehill Wine Cellars improve this home’s basement wine cellar.
A wine collector could spend hours in this room just sorting through the vintages and making lists, columns and special racks. Above is a great example of how good wine racking provides both storage and beauty in a wine cellar. Your wine collection deserves to be creatively displayed, and the bottle side racks are just some of many different designs to choose from for wine racks, including styles that complement your home décor; the most luxurious homes have complimentary wine racking systems that age like fine wine with the house.
Under-Cabinet Wine and Glass Rack
Your kitchen is truly complete when you have a handy under cabinet wine racking system that also holds six stemmed wine glasses. Keeping bottles of wine handy makes sense for your lifestyle. It saves time to store the bottles of wine you plan to have with coming meals handy. Storage for stemmed glasses is always a welcome addition, especially with this type of unit, which also allows the glasses to air dry.
Chrome Finish Wine & Glass Rack
If an under-the-cabinet wine rack isn’t sufficient for the wine storage you want to add to your kitchen, the Estate Wine & Glass Rack available at Rosehill Wine Cellars may be ideal. This chrome finish wine racking system stores eight bottles of wine and up to 15 stemmed wine glasses. This is a serious wine rack for true wine lovers, and it has all the style needed to match a wide range of décors.
Pinna24 Wall-Mounted Wine Racking
You can display 24 bottles of wine and add artistic design to your home or wine cellar with a Pinna24 wall-mounted wine racking system. Choose from two finishes: Espresso and Vintage Wood. Make an imaginative statement with the display of your wine collection in this unique wine rack available from Rosehill Wine Cellars.
Floor to Ceiling Mount
For homeowners with a wine cellar in the home that has a glass wall, a floor-to-ceiling wine racking frame is ideal for displaying the wine. The standard height is 10 feet, but the unit can be custom cut. Taller sizes are also available, including 12ft and 15ft models. The finishes available for this excellent wine racking system include Black Satin and Platinum or Brushed Nickel Finish.
Wine racking storage in a space-saving wine cabinet.
Wine cabinets are good solutions for oenophiles in urban settings with no access to a proper cellar spaces. If you have a limited space in your house, apartment or condo, or in your office space at work, a wine cabinet could be the ideal solution. There are many kinds of wine cabinets on the market today, including North American made pieces and several European imports. Rosehill Wine Cellars has wine cabinets on display in our Etobicoke Showroom, and a list of brands we carry on the website. Not only can you select the style that is best suited to your home and your personal taste, you also have plenty of options regarding the amount of space available for your collection, and the layout of the storage. There are more sophisticated features available in modern wine cabinets that make it possible to get the optimal wine racking storage system for you home or business space.
Wine Cooling Systems in Wine Cabinets
Wine cabinets with climate control allow for wine racking in an environment that’s specially made to be absolutely perfect for wine storage. Air temperature and humidity in the small space inside cabinets is much more easily controlled than wine cellars. However it’s always best to go with a proven manufacturer known for providing quality products. The adage that you get what you pay for really applies with the wine cooling systems in wine cabinets.
Space for Wine Racking Storage
When a wine cellar is built, painstaking care is taken to ensure proper ventilation. A stand-alone wine cabinet for wine racking storage also needs the same considerations. Follow manufacturer’s specifications, which may include:
Clearance above and around the perimeter of the cabinet.
If a top-vented unit, there must be adequate clearance above and on the sides of the cabinet, but it can be placed flush against the wall.
Front-vent hoods make it possible to put have a wine cabinet entirely built in, with zero clearance on all but the front, where the unit opens.
An added need, space-wise, is that there should be enough room to allow the door to open at a 90-degree angle
It is important to understand that when a wine cabinet is not a built-in unit, there are certain conditions in the surrounding enclosure which must be met, to ensure that the cabinet is properly ventilated.
Consider your Collection
The wine racking in the cabinet you choose should be able to accommodate the kinds of bottles you purchase for your collection. If you buy large-format bottles, opt for a cabinet that has slots for oversized bottles.
Where to Buy a Wine Cabinet
Rosehill Wine Cellars offers a wide selection of quality wine cabinets of all sizes from top manufacturers. The best way to protect your growing collection of wine is by storing the bottles in a wine cellar or wine cabinet that provides the ideal environment and wine racking storage. .
Security is a crucial feature of wine cellar design, since the purpose of the space is to protect your wine collection. When it comes to wine, the top elements of security are achieved by providing an environment with the correct temperature, storage racks, etc. The security features discussed below also include the kind that keep unwanted guests from helping themselves to your wine collection, whether a thief or an uncle who partakes a bit too freely of O-be-joyful.
Your wine cellar door and the lock on it are the primary lines of defense against theft. The door also serves the dual purpose of protecting the unique environment that preserves wine. You can choose from a vast selection of fully customizable wine cellar doors. Materials include glass and the wood of your choice, along with the type of stain. Ornamental doors are available, as well. The doors should have a reliable lock and create an adequate seal that maintains the desired temperature and overall environment in the wine cellar. You can choose electronic locks or more traditional locks.
For more advanced monitoring of your wine cellar, you can have external sensors that activate video recordings of activity around your wine cellar or wine cabinet. Mobile features make it possible to check on your wine collection wherever you are.
Extra Layers of Security
Additional security inside your wine cellar can be achieved with a cabinet that locks. A cabinet can enhance wine cellar design while providing you with an extra measure of security for your finest, most expensive wines. Locksets should be requested when ordering wine cabinets.
You can also choose to have wine rack lockers installed above the wine racks, so that the most valuable vintages have additional security.
The environmental conditions in a wine cellar provide the best protection for the investment you’ve made in your wine collection. Why bother with locks if the wine isn’t kept in optimal conditions? Wine needs to be protected from sunlight and UV rays caused by certain types of lighting. The temperature range is very specific for wine, and continuous fluctuations in temperature must be eliminated. Wine cellar cooling units from top manufacturers
Systems are available that will send you an alert if the temperature in the wine cellar moves out of the set range.
Rosehill Wine Cellars for the Best in Wine Cellar Design
The experts at Rosehill Wine Cellars specialize in all things related to wine cellars, including wine cellar design that provides a secure environment for your collection. Contact Rosehill today by calling 1-888-253-6807.
With wine rack kits, you can affordably set up wine storage for your collection.
Wine rack kits are affordable, high-quality options for setting up home storage for your wine collection. Any true wine lover will set up proper wine storage space, creating the option to buy in bulk and take advantage of other opportunities to cut the cost of wine purchases. Horizontal wine racks provide optimal storage because they prevent sediment from collecting at the bottom of the bottle, ensure that the cork stays moist, and more. The following are some things you may not know about wine rack kits.
1-Many Modules can be Cut to a Custom Fit
Kits can be adaptable to your wine storage needs. Some modules can be easily cut to allow for customization. Many Premier Cru wood wine rack kits, for instance, offer construction of the highest quality plus the option to customize.
2-Mix and Match Modules
Wooden wine rack kits have angle displays, thickness, and depth that allow for mixing and matching, to build the personalized wine cellar you dream of.
3-Trim is Often Included
Crown and base trim is often included, such as Premier Cru kits that can be ordered from Rosehill Wine Cellars. The trim is shipped in long lengths so that the cleanest look can be achieved upon installation. Shorter lengths can be cut, if preferred; simply ask when ordering. Side returns are provided for two ends. Also, extra trim can be ordered, if desired.
4-There are Options of the type of Wood for Kits
There are different types of wood you can choose from for your wooden wine rack kits. In the moderate price range are kits made with Beech, Toasted Maple, and Sapele, which is African Mahogany. Custom racking is available in virtually any desired wood type; Walnut and Cherry are very popular.
5-Curved Wine Rack Kits are Available
The options in wooden wine rack kits include curved racks that allow you to use corner space efficiently.
6-They are Good Investments
You can store a lot more wine with wine racks than in the same amount of space without racking made from kits. Another reason kits are good investments is that no matter the age of your wine, there is benefit to storing it properly.
7-Rosehill Wine Cellars has an Excellent Design Resource for Wine Racks made with Kits
Rosehill Wine Cellars offers detailed tips for designing and creating your own wine cellar and adding shelving as desired using wine rack kits. Click here to go to the link.
Check out the wine racking gallery at Rosehill Wine Cellars. Many show wine storage constructed with wine rack kits.
A fundamental of wine storage is placing wine on horizontal racks, to protect the cork. (Photo: Wine Racks from Rosehill Wine Cellars)
Wine storage is widely known to be best in cellar-like conditions, but far fewer wine drinkers understand the importance of the cork. The idea behind creating a wine cellar is to provide the perfect environment for wine to be stored so that it ages properly. For storage of a year or more, natural cork in a wine bottle is a crucial component in the process of wine maturation. The fact that most wine racks are built to store wine horizontally has to do with the cork, but that’s not all. The cork takes the spotlight in wine cellars in several ways.
Horizontal wine racks
For a cork to perform the way it is meant to, it must stay wet by maintaining contact with the wine. Horizontal wine racks are ideal because they keep the cork wet. If the cork does not stay wet, the result will be that the cork dries out, shrinks, and allows oxygen to get to the wine. This results in oxidation. Oxidized wine turns into vinegar, totally spoiling the anticipated flavor and enjoyment of the wine.
Constant Wine Storage Temperature
An essential part of wine storage is maintaining a constant temperature that rarely fluctuates. When there are swings in temperature, the wine will continuously expand and contract, which ultimately damages the cork’s integrity. As the cork is pulled in and out by the effects of changing temperatures, eventually, wine can seep along the outer edge of the cork, between the bottle neck and the cork. This allows air in, which is another way wine becomes oxidized. Due to the importance of maintaining a constant temperature, wine cellars are best built by professionals who understand how to properly insulate a wine cellar and how to choose a wine cellar cooling unit of the correct size for the space.
Another fundamental aspect of proper wine storage is keeping the environment clean and free of foodstuffs and other items that introduce strong smells. Odors can permeate corks and contaminate the wine. Don’t store bleach or foods such as cheeses in your wine cellar, since they can ruin the wine through the cork. If mice and insects are drawn to the cellar because of the presence of food, they also tend to chew corks and gnaw on wine labels.
Experts in Wine Storage
The professional builders at Rosehill Wine Cellars know all the details of proper wine storage, including the significance of wine corks. There is an undeniable connection between wine storage and corks, just as proper wine storage is linked to enjoying the taste of fine bottles of wine.
Welcome to Rosehill Wine Cellar’s blog where we share our creativity and offer insights into the best practices for storing fine wines. Our blog details how recent scientific advancements meet old world traditions in the wine cellars we design and build. We display our installations and reveal our inspirations as we extol innovation across the entire industry. Our original photos and authentic stories celebrate good wine cellar designs and wherever possible we showcase the work of our experts and their efforts to further the art and science of proper wine storage.