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Astounding Design for a Custom Wine Cellar Extension Project in Houston

Wine Cellar Extension Project Houston

Wine Cellar Extension Project Houston

Challenging requirements in building a residential wine cellar will not stop an expert in creating an effective and magnificent design. A homeowner in Houston wanted to build an extension for his existing wine room because of his growing collection. Find out how he was impressed with how Vintage Cellars completed the project.

Wine Cellar Extension Project Successfully Completed

In Houston, a wine collector had an existing wine cellar in his home. Vintage Cellars, one of the most reliable builders the United States, built it in 2008. In 2013, the client sought their help again.  They had to double the size of the wine room.

The owner laid out his specific requirements for the extension project. With their creativity and passion for building wine rooms, Vintage Cellars was able to come up with an efficient wine storage solution.

Exterior View Architectural Requirements of the Wine Cellar

Exterior View of the Houston Home

The home had many rooms with ocean views. The owner did not want to lose the relaxing view from each of these rooms. Vintage Cellars made sure that everything was in their proper places so as not to affect the physical appearance of the house.  They placed the two condensers in an area where  they were hidden.

They concealed the ventilation grills for the hot air exhaust inside the condenser. To maintain a clean look, Vintage Cellars placed the French drain in a planter located on one side. This allowed line sets to be concealed inside.

Vital Elements in Building a Safe Wine Cellar

Wine will not last if stored in a poorly constructed room. To preserve the desirable characteristics of the wine, it must be kept in an area where the conditions are stable. Vintage Cellars care for their client’s wines, so they always make sure that the room’s walls, ceiling, and door have the proper amount of insulation. Additionally, they also install an efficient wine cooling system.

Proper Insulation Will Keep Wines and Cellar Safe

Wine Rack Design Houston

Sapele Mahogany Wine Rack Design

Wine rooms that are cooled by a refrigeration unit must have the correct amount of insulation to ensure that there is no air leaking to and from the cellar. Insulating the walls, ceiling, and door will help stabilize the conditions in the cellar, essential for long-term wine storage.

Without the proper seal, there will be temperature fluctuations and variable humidity levels in your wine cellar, which will have a negative effect on the wine’s flavor and aroma. Wine oxidation will occur if the cork shrinks due to too much heat in the room. An oxidized wine tastes like stewed fruit or burnt marshmallow. It also has a brownish or brick orange color.

Insulating the Walls and Ceiling

On this custom wine cellar expansion project in Houston, Vintage Cellars used closed-cell spray foam insulation (5 inches), which can act both as a vapor barrier and as an insulator.

Since the walls and the ceiling are thick, Vintage Cellars must use an insulation with higher R-value (7.7 per inch).   The higher the insulation value, the better the cooling process will be in the cellar. It will also save you money in the end because the higher insulation value will not force your cooling unit to work correctly.

Wine Cellar Door Insulation

Custom Wine Cellar Door Houston Texas Installation

Custom Wine Cellar Door Houston Texas Installation

In addition to the walls and ceiling, the door must also have the correct amount of insulation and must have sealing components to ensure that the perfect wine cellar environment is achieved.

Vintage Cellars uses only exterior grade doors, with 1 ¾” thickness, so they are less prone to warping in humid conditions, which are found in climate-controlled wine rooms.

They also equip each wine cellar door with sealing components to prevent air leakage. For doors with glass panels, they use thermally insulated glass to prevent condensation, which can damage wine.

New Wine Racks Added to Increase the Storage Capacity of the Custom Wine Cellars in Houston

Since the client’s collection was growing, he wanted to increase the storage capacity of his existing wine room.  Vintage Cellars opened up a couple of spaces to meet the owner’s requirements. The entire racking was constructed from Sapele Mahogany, a durable and scent-free wood.

Right Wall

Custom Wine Racks Right Wall

Custom Wine Racks Right Wall

On the first racking (right wall as you enter the cellar), the existing racking consists of bottle openings for individual storage (top section) and diamond bins in the bottom (middle section).

Below the diamond bins, Vintage Cellars added racking with openings intended for large format bottles (as big as 9 liters). Each opening has two coved trays arranged in cascading heights.

Vintage Cellars removed the vertical supports and placed the beam supports across so the unit can bear the weight. The whole racking in the right wall has a solid end panel for added structural stability.

Left Wall

Custom Wine Rack Display Left Wall Houston Installation Project

Custom Wine Rack Display Left Wall Houston Installation Project

Before going into the other area of the custom wine cellar built in a Houston home, you will pass by the left wall, which is considered the focal point of the wine room because of the horizontal theme of the design.

Vintage Cellars incorporated label-forward wine racks, which display the bottles with the labels facing out. These horizontal wine racks can store both standard and large formal bottles. They also provided a place for the client’s mini car collection, wine accouterments, and elegant decanters. This wine rack is 8 ¼” deep with beautiful lighting fixtures and a mirror at the back.

Third Wall

Horizontal Bottle Display and Case Storage Area Houston Wooden Wine Cellar

In the third wall, the racking already had 6 solid backs and 12 coved trays. To increase the storage capacity, Vintage Cellars added custom cabinets with scalloped neck supports. They decided to install large steel supports below the double-deep shelf so the entire racking could bear the heavy load.

The owner usually buys wines in bulk. Vintage Cellars had to find a place for the wine boxes, so they would not occupy the front area of the cellar. There was a wide space below the shelf. They utilized it for organizing the boxes. Every time the client receives wine deliveries, he simply needs to slide the boxes under the shelf.

An Expert Will Build Your Dream Wine Cellar

Challenges are common in wine room constructions. However, when you work with an expert, your dream wine cellar will become a reality. Custom Wine Cellars Houston will design and install the perfect wine display area for your collection. Contact them today at +1 (972) 454-0480.

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How a Small Staircase in a Dallas Home Turned Into a High-End Wine Cellar

Custom Wine Display Under the Stairs Dallas Installation Project

Custom Wine Display Under the Stairs Dallas Installation Project

In Dallas, Texas, an odd-shaped room under an open staircase was converted into a modern wine cellar, which was designed and installed by Wine Cellar Specialists. Find out more about the racking system and the wine cooling unit used on this project.

Contemporary Design for a Space Beneath the Staircase

When building a wine cellar, the important factors to consider are safety and aesthetic appeal. To create a wine storage space that can protect wine from external factors, the room must be well-insulated. To achieve a visually appealing wine cellar, your chosen builder must design your racking system with creativity and uniqueness.

Wine Cellar Specialists, one of our top-notch dealers in wine room construction, always want every client to have the safest area for their wine. They also see to it that every wine cellar design complements the owner’s home and exudes stunning beauty.

One of their customers in Dallas, who lives in a condo with a modern theme, sought their help for a wine room project. The client wanted to use the space under the staircase to build a functional wine display that would match the contemporary feel of the condo. The stairs, which were open in-between, have steps that were made from bamboo. Under the bamboo landing were steel beams.

3-Dimensional Drawings

3D Drawing Dallas Contemporary Wine Cellar ProjectWhen you work with Wine Cellar Specialists, they will assess all of your needs and requirements, which enables them to create the stellar wine room design. After a careful assessment, they will provide a free CAD design package, which contains black and white drawings.

The images show the different elevations and plan views to provide the owner a better visualization of the completed wine room. On this wine cellar installation project in Dallas, the owners wanted everything in glass, brushed aluminum, and gray color like the steel beams of the staircase.

Wine Cellar Specialists created 3-dimensional colored drawings, for a small fee, to provide the client clear choices. There were three options for the wall colors and backer boards. They opted with brushed aluminum pegs, Alumasteel backer boards, and gray walls.

When you look at the drawings below, you can see that the racking is only 1-bottle deep racking. Later on, the customer opted for 2-bottle deep.

Extraordinary Wine Display for a Contemporary Home

To match the glass below the stair rails, Wine Cellar Specialists used a dual pane glass with a slight tint. The clad framing was made from brushed aluminum. Frosted glass was used for the ceiling to prevent the stairs from showing through.

Metal Wine Rack System Using Pegs

Ultra Peg System on AlumaSteel Backerboards Dallas Installation

Ultra Peg System on AlumaSteel Backerboards Dallas Contemporary Wine Display

Metal wine racks have been a popular choice for both residential and commercial wine cellars because of their sleekness.

Whether you are living in a traditional or contemporary home, these wine racks can easily match any existing décor in your space.

If you want to display your collection in a metal racking system, you can go with a wall mounted or stand-alone racking.

On this project, Wine Cellar Specialists used the wall mounted Ultra Peg system, a wine storage solution that stores and displays bottles with style.

Features and Advantages of the Ultra Peg System

Front View Dallas Custom Wine Display Drawing

The pegs are made from a durable and lightweight material. They are also highly resistant to corrosion and pressure tested under actual wine cellar conditions.

For this home wine cellar in Dallas, double-deep Ultra Peg wine racks were installed to maximize the space under the stairs.

This type of racking stores the bottles horizontally with labels facing out so that the owner can find a specific type of wine quickly. The pegs were manufactured from brushed aluminum.

There is no need to worry about a bottle slipping out because each peg has rubber O-rings that keep them in place. The Alumasteel panels, which are hung on the back wall, have a color of metal somewhere between aluminum and stainless steel.

The backer boards were pre-drilled at the factory before the installation of the Ultra Peg System on site.

Wine Cellar Refrigeration System

A stable environment in a wine cellar can be achieved if an efficient wine cooling system is installed in it. Your refrigeration unit plays an important role in preventing temperature fluctuations and variable humidity levels. Without it, wine will deteriorate easily, resulting in a waste of investment.

If you are not sure what type, brand, and size of wine cooling system to use, it is best to seek the help of an expert. At Wine Cellar Specialists, they help you choose a refrigeration unit that suits your functional and financial requirements.

Installation of Cooling Equipment for a Modern Home Wine Cellar in Dallas

Split Wine Cooling System WM8600 Wall Mount

Efficient Split Wine Cooling System WM8600 Wall Mount

Wine Cellar Specialists installed a cooling system that fits between the studs on the left wall. They needed to build out the wall a bit for them to add 3”of foam behind the cooling unit. The compressor was placed opposite the wine cellar in the courtyard.

They had to run the lines down the inside of the adjoining elevator shaft. They created a soffit on the lower level to run the lines across and out to the courtyard because the client didn’t want their ceiling to be cut or patched up.

Another challenge encountered by Wine Cellar Specialists in the installation of the cooling system was the irregular height of the drain line. What they did was to install a condensate pump that was placed within the refrigeration unit.

Refrigeration System from a Trusted Manufacturer

The cooling unit was installed at the end of the left wall. The perfect choice to stabilize the wine cellar environment in this Dallas condo was the WM6600 unit from US Cellar Systems. The largest size single wall mount unit was needed because there was a large amount of glass in the cellar.

The unit, which was made of galvanized silver metal, was mounted vertically between the wall studs. Wall mounted cooling units are ideal for tiny wine rooms and are easy to install. It is equipped with a temperature sensor and digital thermostat.

Wine Cellar Specialists coated it in a powder color to complement the wall paint and the steel beams of the staircase.

A Modern Residential Wine Room can be Yours

If you are in the Dallas area and are planning to start your wine cellar conversion project, Wine Cellar Specialists can help you. Contact them today at +1 972-454-0480.

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Space Constraints Did Not Stop an Expert from Building a Stylish Home Wine Cellar in Texas

It’s not impossible to build a beautiful and functional display of your favorite wines in a limited space. In many parts of the world, converting tiny spaces is a trend among homeowners. Learn how one of the trusted wine room builders in Texas converted a small room into a stunning home wine cellar

A Sophisticated and Functional Texas Home Wine Cellar Installed in a Tiny Space in Texas

Doorway of Wine Room Showing Wine Barrel Flooring and Wood Racking

Grapevine Home Wine Cellar in Texas

Space constraints should not hinder you from investing in a functional and stylish storage space for your wine collection. Since there are special requirements in wine cellar construction, hiring a master builder can help you achieve all your aesthetic and functional desires for your wine room.

A client in Texas was looking for a reliable wine cellar designer and installer who could provide the best storage solution according to the space available.

They sought the help of Wine Cellar Specialists, one of our trusted partners in building custom wine cellars in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

Their creative and experienced team members always do their best to create stellar wine displays for their client’s collection. They also ensure that every wine cellar they build is equipped with the most suitable components to keep wine safe at all times.

A Stylish Wine Cellar Design with Great Features

In this project, high quality racking, wine cooling system, door, and flooring were used. The overall design of the wine room enhanced the beauty of the client’s home.

The Wine Rack System Designed with Creativity and Manufactured from Quality Wood

One of the most important factors that play an important role in the overall appeal of your wine cellar is the design of the wine racks. Before the construction of your wine room begins, Wine Cellar Specialists make an assessment that will allow them to create the perfect racking design for your wine storage facility.

In this project, they used premium redwood for the wine racks. Known for its attractive streaks and swirls, this type of wood can add character to any Texas home wine cellar.

Texas home wine cellar wine racksAs you enter the room, you will see a window to the owner’s kitchen area. They added two quarter-round units on each side of the window. Quarter round wine racks allow for horizontal bottle storage. These units can also be used to display other wine cellar accessories, such as decanters and wine glasses.

Below the window is a reclaimed wine barrel tabletop, an eco-friendly feature of the wine cellar.  It is where the quarter-round storage units sit. Other racking components in the left wall include the individual bottle racks at the top and bottom sections, and a double display row in the middle.

The right wall also has individual storage slots at the top and bottom of the racking, and a double display row at the middle section. There are two bin storage cases on each side of the room.

Wine Cellar Specialists incorporated special features at the back wall. The bottom section is double deep solid bin wine racking with two drawers on top of it. The drawers come with automatic closure hardware and grapevine handle pulls. On top of these drawers is another tabletop made from reclaimed wine barrels.

The focal point of the wine room is the arch that sits on the tabletop at the back wall. Just like the drawers, the arch also has a hand carved grapevine design. A glass rack and an individual magnum bottle column were added on each side of the arch.

Wine Cellar Specialists also added the tumbled marble tile behind the arch, an eye-catching feature of this Texas home wine cellar.

The Elegant Door Designed to Match the Racking

4. Custom Grapevine Carved Door in Colleyville, Texas Wine Room

Wine Cellar Door

The wine cellar door was constructed from solid wood with a window on the top half. Outside the glass window is an operable wrought iron with a grapevine design that matches the racking.

The entryway is equipped with an automatic door bottom to prevent the cool air from escaping the cellar, and the warm air from getting in the wine room.

It seals the gap under the door when the door is closed. With quality material and proper sealing components, your wine cellar entryway can help your wine cooling system achieve the stable environment needed for the proper aging of wine.

Reclaimed Wine Barrel Flooring – a Green Feature of the Texas Home Wine Cellar

Another green feature of this small wine room is the flooring created from used wine barrels. Wine Cellar Specialists have used this material in many of their residential wine cellar installation projects in Texas.

The top and bottom section of the reclaimed barrels were broken into planks and were engineered to create impressive flooring for the client’s cellar.

Texas Wine Barrel Flooring by Wine Cellar Specialists

Cooperage Wine Cellar Flooring

This is called Cooperage flooring, which adds a historic touch to the room because of the unique markings. The markings on the planks came from the vineyards where the barrels were used.

Just like the door, walls, and ceiling, Wine Cellar Specialists installed proper insulation to the flooring. This will help create an airtight seal in the wine room, protecting their client’s collection from being ruined by unstable temperatures and humidity levels.

Going for reclaimed wine barrel flooring in your next project will not only benefit you, but our environment as well.

The Climate-Control System That Suits the Client’s Needs

The most important factor that contributes to proper wine storage is the wine cooling system. Your chosen builder must be able to determine the type and capacity of the refrigeration unit that best suits your wine cellar requirements.Wine Guardian Cooling Unit in Attic

Wine Cellar Specialists selected a self-contained cooling system manufactured by Wine Guardian. To minimize the noise produced by the cooling equipment, they installed it in an air-conditioned attic above the wine room. In addition, the cooling unit did not take up racking space, allowing for maximum storage capacity.

View other wine cooling solutions offered by Wine Cellar Specialists.

Convert Your Small Space into an Attractive Wine Room

Space constraints should not stop you from building your own Texas home wine cellar. If you need help, please email Wine Cellar Specialists at info@winecellarspec.com or talk to a specialist at +1 (866) 646-7089.

 

 

How to Have a Texas Residential Wine Cellar That Can Keep Your Wines Safe and Add Beauty to Your Home

Keeping your wines away from external factors that can damage them is the main reason you should invest in a refrigerated wine cellar. In addition to functionality, many wine connoisseurs also want a tastefully designed room for their collection. For them, an attractive wine room adds beauty to their home, and is something that they can be proud of.  Find out how your Texas residential wine cellar can be a safe and exceptional haven for your precious vintages.             

Your Wine Cellar Should Be a Safe and Unique Storage Place for Your Wines

wine room constructionTransforming an empty room into a functional and unique wine cellar is not as easy as 1, 2, 3. Planning, designing, and installing a wine room must be done with expertise, craftsmanship, and creativity. This will ensure that the finished product meets the owner’s storage requirements, style, and budget.

It is important to work with a Texas designer and builder who will determine and install the right components in your residential wine cellar. A well-built storage facility will protect your collection from harmful external factors, while increasing your home’s aesthetic value.

Wine Cellar Specialists is a master builder in Texas who has been in the industry for many years. Their goal is to install functional custom wine rooms with impeccable design. They see to it that the room to be used for the project is tightly sealed, cooled with the right refrigeration system, and built with great features. They can transform any room into a gracefully designed custom wine cellar, and a safe haven for your wines.

Sealing and Cooling Your Wine Cellar

Storing your collection on the kitchen shelves or boxes will result in unpleasant taste and aromas in wine. Wine needs to be stored in a not too cold or not too warm environment to preserve its desirable characteristics.

If you are a serious wine collector who wants to store wine for months or years, it is ideal to invest in a climate-controlled and tightly sealed residential wine cellar.

What’s the purpose of sealing Texas residential wine cellars? Cool temperature is one of the requirements in proper storage of wine. This is why it is crucial to ensure that the room is sealed tightly. With the proper seal, the cool air from the cooling system will be optimized. No cool air escapes the cellar, and no warm air enters it.

Expertise and keen attention to detail are needed in sealing a cooled wine cellar. Wine Cellar Specialists is known to have one of the best teams that have the extensive knowledge and experience in sealing wine storage spaces.

There are many parts of a wine cellar that need to be sealed, like the walls ceiling, doors, and windows.

Walls and Ceiling Insulation

wine cellar insulationA wine room, which is intended to be cooled by a refrigeration system, must be installed with a vapor barrier. The vapor barrier can be a high-density closed cell urethane foam or 6-milimeter plastic sheet, installed on the exterior wall of your wine cellar.

When installed properly, condensation will occur in your wine cellar.  Moisture causes formation of molds and mildew, which can damage the quality of your wine, your wine labels, and the structural integrity of your racking. The cracks and all the wall cavities on the walls and ceilings must be sprayed with expanding spray foam or a water-based sealant.

In addition to the installation of the vapor barrier, the room must also be insulated. Experts believe that there is better insulation in rooms with thicker walls. The minimum wall insulation can be R-13 or R-19. For the ceiling, the ideal insulation should range between R-19 to R-30.

Doors and Windows Insulation

wine cellar door insulation

In addition to walls and ceilings, your wine cellar door must also be sealed. Without a proper seal, there will be air leaks even when it is closed.  Warm air can enter and cool air can escape the wine cellar through a gap around the door. It is for this reason that the entryway of your storage room must be weather-stripped on all edges.

Another component of a well-sealed door is the automatic door bottom. This mechanical device is necessary to fill the gap at the bottom of the entryway to your cellar. Not only that; it also prevents scratches on your floor caused by door dragging.

Wine cellar entryways should also be made of an exterior grade material, with thickness of 1 ¾ inches. For glass doors, the glass should be double-paned and tempered.

Another way to avoid air leakage in your wine room, your windows must be made of high quality frame, and insulated glass. A good sealant is ideally used to achieve airtight seal.

Wine Cellar Specialists manufactures premium wine cellar doors equipped with sealing components. View their wine cellar door gallery.

Efficient Wine Cellar Refrigeration

wine cellar cooling system WCS

An Efficient Refrigeration System Will Protect Your Wines from Damage

After sealing the room, the next step to ensure that the optimal conditions are maintained in your wine cellar is to install an efficient refrigeration system.

Consider as the “heart of a wine cellar”, your cooling system must suit your storage requirements. It must be of the correct type, size, and capacity, thus it is best to seek help from a specialist.

View the different types and brands of wine cooling units offered by Wine Cellar Specialists.

Stunning and Unique Texas Residential Wine Cellar Design

More and more wine collectors desire to have an attractive and unique storage space. A beautiful wine cellar provides a great place for decanting and drinking wine with family and friends. It also adds value to your home.

It is important to determine and discuss your aesthetic requirements with your chosen designer. Tell them whether you want an all-wood or all-metal wine cellar. You may also go for metal and wood combination.

Your racking, flooring, door, and lighting system contribute to the overall appearance of your cellar. The right choice will help you achieve a distinct storage place for your collection.  You may also want to add some custom features to your wine room, such as wine barrel carvings, art murals, and rolling ladders to add elegance to your storage room.

Wine Cellar Specialists has completed tastefully designed residential wine cellar conversion projects in Texas.

All-Wood Custom Wine Room

Nelson wine cellar

Beautiful Wooden Wine Cellar Racking

The Nelson wine cellar was formerly a small closet. Now, it is a fully climate-controlled storage space installed with beautiful wooden racking. This project provides inspiration to those who have limited space in their home or apartment. Learn more about this residential project.

All-Metal Wine Rack Design

metal wine racking

Elegant Metal Wine Racks

The home wine cellar built in the White Rock Lakes Area shows excellent craftsmanship by Wine Cellar Specialists. The bottles are displayed in metal wine racks from Vintage View. The storage racks are mounted on the wall, making it ideal for limited spaces. View more about this modern wine cellar.

Metal with Wood Wine Cellar Design

Meyer wine cellar

Metal and Wood Wine Cellar

In Coppel, Texas, a space under the staircase was transformed into a gracefully-styled wine cellar. The  owner  wanted a contemporary designed racking using both metal and wood. The Vintage View metal racking on the wall displayed the wines beautifully. The wood case storage with tabletops are installed below the metal wine racks. Check out the different features of this wine room.

Let an Expert Build a Safe and Exceptional Home Wine Cellar for You

Do you have an empty room that you want to turn into a unique and safe wine storage space? Whatever your needs are, Wine Cellar Specialists can help you have your own distinctive residential custom wine cellar. Contact them today at 866-646-7089 or fill out their wine cellar design request form. Request a 3D design package for FREE.

Don’t Have a Refrigerated Room for Your Wines? Contact a Master Wine Cellar Builder in Houston, Texas.

Unpleasant flavors and aromas in wine are commonly caused by unstable storage conditions. Find out the requirements in proper wine aging and how a refrigerated residential wine cellar in Houston, Texas can protect your investment.  

An Efficient Wine Storage System is Necessary to Keep Wine Safe

wine cellarYou wanted to start collecting your favorite vintages so you bought a dozen of them for long-term storage. The problem is you don’t have a room that is cooled by a wine cellar refrigeration system. You know that storing wine in kitchen cabinets, shelves, or boxes will result in spoilage due to the absence of constant temperature and humidity.

Whether you’re a beginner or a novice wine collector, it is important that you have an efficient wine storage system for your growing collection. This will ensure that your wines are protected from external factors, and that you’ll have a wonderful drinking experience with family and friends.

With these benefits, the demand in residential wine cellars is increasing in many parts of the world, including Houston, Texas, where extreme heat is common during the summer months.

Wine Ages Well in a Stable Environment

The main reason wine loses its desirable characteristics is because of too much heat. Unstable humidity levels can also have negative effect on wine’s quality. If you are serious about wine collecting, understanding how these factors contribute to proper wine preservation will help you appreciate and enjoy your collection for years to come.

Why Wine Needs a Cool Environment

cooled wine cellarTemperature is a major factor that contributes to the development of wine. Most experts believe that the ideal temperature needed by wine to age properly is between 55-65 degrees Fahrenheit.

The correct temperature will preserve your wines properly. Storage temperatures exceeding the ideal range will cause expansion of wine.

When this happens, the cork will be pushed above the bottle’s lip and allow unwanted oxygen to mix with wine. A chemical reaction will occur and accelerate wine’s aging process, altering the varietal character of your favorite vintages. Premature aging will produce unpleasant flavors and will shorten the life of your wine.

When oxidized, wine’s color becomes deep yellow or brown. Undesirable taste and smell in wine also indicates oxidation. Another effect of long exposure of wine to high temperatures is “cooked” or “baked” flavors. Cooked wines taste like stewed or burnt fruit and have sour or musty smell.

Very low temperature slows down wine’s aging process. This will prevent wine from reaching its potential quality at the right time. Exposing wine to freezing temperatures will cause the cork to be pushed out of the bottle. Oxidation will then occur and cause wine to have off flavors.

The Importance of Humidity Control in Aging Wine

wine cellar humidityAn appropriate amount of humidity, which is 60-70%, will keep the cork in good condition. The cork protects wine by sealing the bottle from unwanted oxygen. Low humidity levels will dry out the cork and allow air to enter the bottle. Wine cellar humidity that gets higher than 70% will trigger mold growth and deteriorate the labels over time.

Temperature fluctuations and wrong humidity levels can be detrimental to your wines.It is imperative that you store your collection in a refrigerated storage room built by an expert home wine cellar builder.

Benefits of Storing Wine in Cooled Residential Wine Cellars in Houston, Texas

wine cellar in Dallas TXSome people attempt to store their collection in a room cooled by a standard air conditioner because of the absence of a climate-controlled wine cellar.

Regular conditioning systems are not capable of maintaining constant temperature and humidity essential for proper maturation of wine. Without the right wine cooling system, there will be dramatic fluctuations in temperature that can lead to wine spoilage.

Some homeowners store their collection in the garage or kitchen. Keep in mind that any area of your house, with or without a regular air conditioning system, is not ideal for wine storage.

To safeguard your collection and to prevent waste of time and money, it is best to invest in a climate-controlled wine cellar installed by a master builder, such as Wine Cellar Specialists. They have been providing efficient solutions to wine enthusiasts in Texas who dream of having their own functional residential wine cellar.

With extensive experience in wine room construction, Wine Cellar Specialists offers different brands of refrigeration systems to meet the needs of their clients.

Trusted Brands of Wine Refrigeration Systems

You can keep and enjoy your collection for many years if you choose a trusted manufacturer of wine cellar refrigeration systems. Below are some of the most reliable brands that Wine Cellar Specialists use in their wine room conversion projects:

wine cellar refrigeration systems

These brands of refrigeration units are designed for maximum performance, ideal for maintaining the ideal storage conditions in home wine cellars.

Want to Have a Safe Place for Your Collection? Contact an Expert Wine Cellar Builder.

Wine Cellar SpecialistsHaving a climate-controlled wine cellar in Houston, Texas will give you peace of mind because your collection is safe from damaging factors. Without the right wine cooling system, your investment will be wasted.

Wine Cellar Specialists ensures that your wine room will be a safe haven for your favorite vintages. Contact them now +1 (866) 646-7089 or request a 3D custom design for FREE!