How to choose your wine cellar?
Are you a good wine connoisseur? In this case, you may be considering acquiring a wine cellar to store your bottles. If so, you must consider several criteria:
Why should you acquire a wine cellar?
If you want
A wine cellar will help you meet all these conditions. Now you need to know how to choose your equipment.
What type of cellar should you choose?
There are various types of wine cellars on the market: wine-ageing cellars, wine storage and service cellars or multi-temperature wine cellars. You must make your decision depending on your purpose.
The wine-ageing cellar
If you are planning to age good bottles, the best option is a wine-ageing cellar. It should be mono-temperature and static cold to prevent corks from drying. In order to keep your bottles in the dark, you need a solid door or a tinted glass door. And ideally, the equipment should not emit vibrations.
The wine storage and service cellar
Multi-temperature wine cellars
All wines are not best served at the same temperature. For instance, champagnes are best between 10 and 12°C, while sweet white wines are best served between 7 and 9°C. If you are planning on storing different types of bottles, you may choose a cellar with 2 or 3 different temperature areas.
The other criteria to consider
To purchase your wine cellar, you should also take a look at the energy class, sound level, and of course the storing capacity.