Wine collecting is becoming quite the popular hobby. Those who can afford it have taken a strong liking to not only tasting great wines, but creating a collection of some of their favorites as well. Drinking wine was once only done by royalty but these days all kinds of Americans are pouring themselves a glass of their favorite red or white. But what to do when your bottle collection starts growing out of control?
Wine collecting can become cumbersome if the collectors’ vintage count reaches 600 bottles or more. At some point those cute little glass-fronted refrigerator units just won’t do. For a large cache of vintage wines, a more ample storage solution will be necessary. There are many wine cellar options available; some using fine woods like mahogany or premium redwood.
Your wine asset management can be handled quite nicely with the inclusion of a wine cellar in your home. Many high-end homes are now being outfitted with wine cellars which maintain a constant temperature between 50 and 60 degrees and incorporate appropriate shelving or racks. Some considerations regarding the storage room or cellar are temperature control, humidity control, how long your wines are going to be stored, security measures, and if you are considering moving any time soon.
Wine rooms or cellars can be installed during the building process, and can range in style from glass fronted rooms, to coves with faux rock walls resembling caves. Maybe you have a room in your home you want to serve as a wine room. It can be fitted with special temperature controls and customized shelving, so your wines stay in the protected setting necessary to preserve quality.
Or, you can have a specialized company come in and build your wine cellar. They are beautiful and pricey if you have it done this way. There are also kits available to help the do-it-yourselfer build a wine cellar. Which ever way you choose to install your personal wine cellar, count on this feature appealing to the luxury real estate market.
When people are looking for a luxury home to purchase, a wine cellar could be the deciding factor for them. Having one in your home is always a plus. I once knew a mature couple looking for a home near their place of business, and after looking at many up-scale homes in their area, they chose the one with the temperature-controlled wine room.
Those who love wine and have a bit of space somewhere in their home should consider a wine cellar. Wine cellars are great for show, but more importantly, the best way to store your tasty hobby close by.