Apr 13 2017


Owning a well-stocked wine cellar is the ultimate dream for the wine connoisseur. Wine cellars speak of wealth, status, and bottle after bottle of delicious wine stored stylishly in bespoke wine racks.

Although having a wine cellar is the eventual goal, thanks to various limitations, most people never manage to achieve this target. But do you actually need a wine cellar, or can you store wine just fine without one?

When considering whether a wine cellar will be worth the investment, there are several things that you should think about and bear in mind.

Choices and Limitations

Firstly, and most importantly, what are your habits when it comes to wine? If you tend to only buy wine on an ‘as and when you fancy it’ basis, then the chances are that there is no point investing in a wine cellar. However, if you have an extensive wine collection that you are constantly adding to, bespoke wine racks in a dedicated wine cellar could well be the way to go.

If you do keep plenty of wine around the home waiting for that special occasion, then it is likely that you already have a wine rack handy. However, depending on the size of your wine collection, you may be in need of more storage space. Storing wine improperly can lead to problems with your wine, especially if your collection contains a lot of vintage or fine wines.

What are the problems with storing wine incorrectly?

Keeping your wine in a location that is either too hot or too cold or where there are notable fluctuations in temperature, can cause the cork to expand or contract. This can let in air which could lead to oxidisation. Similarly, storing bottles in an upright position can cause the cork to dry out and crumble, again spoiling the wine.

Another important consideration to keep in mind when it comes to wine cellars is space. Thinking logically, do you realistically have space in your home for a wine cellar? The best wine cellars are located in cool, dry and well-ventilated spots, away from excessive heat, light, and vibrations. If you don’t have the capacity to accommodate a wine cellar, it will probably be a lot easier to simply stick to a traditional wine rack.

Wine cellar or bespoke wine racks?

At the end of the day, the need, or not, for a wine cellar is entirely personal. Every home and wine collection is unique, so it is the job of the connoisseur to decide which method will be best for storing their individual collection.

Since it is essential to store your wine in the right way, bespoke wine racks can be the best way to keep your collection in order. Whether your wine rack is located in a wine cellar or simply in a cool, dry and quiet corner of your home, the need for a good quality wine rack is clear.

For more information about bespoke wine racks for your home, please get in touch with us today.