How to Decide on the Best Wine Storage

Wine storage is a layered topic to discuss because there are so many options available.

Custom Cellar in Las Vegas
Vinotemp Custom Wine Storage at Andiron Steak and Sea in Las Vegas, NV
Wine storage is a layered topic to discuss because there are so many options available. When selecting the best wine storage there are a few questions you should ask yourself:

• What is your vision for your wine cellar?

• Will you be storing your wine long term or short term?

• How many bottles are in your wine collection?

• How much space do you have available for storage?

At Vinotemp, you can get all your questions answered plus access to many kinds of storage options, from a custom cellar with sturdy wine racks to the best wine coolers for your kitchen.

In addition to knowing the size and needs of your collection, you should consider the variables that must be in place for proper wine storage. Many of the unique characteristics of each wine may change over time if these factors are not properly addressed by your wine storage solution:

✓ Temperature: Ideally, wine is stored at 55◦F. If the cellar is too hot the wine will age more rapidly than desired.

✓ Light: Harmful UV rays can cause premature aging.

✓ Humidity: If there is low humidity inside the cellar, the cork will dry out and lead to oxidization of the wine.

✓ Movement: Exposure to vibration can cause wine to mature too quickly. Red wine especially needs the sediment inside its bottle to settle properly.

✓ Storing Position: The best position in which to store wine is on its side. This keeps the cork in contact with the wine at all times, ensuring it does not dry out and shrink.

Wine Storage Options

It is now time to decide what type of wine storage you will invest in. Here are some options to consider.

Wine Cellar

If you are planning on storing wine that is meant for long term storage and if your collection is on the larger side, a custom wine cellar may be the best choice. Keep in mind, you must also have the space to accommodate a wine cellar.

Walk-in Wine Cabinet

With storage capacities up to 2,500 bottles, a customizable walk-in wine cabinet may be a great solution for serious collectors. Walk-in wine vaults come in a variety of sizes to fit your collection and space.

Wine Lockers

Wine lockers are often overlooked. Vinotemp offers handcrafted wine cellars that will meet the needs of your home or venue. Lockers are available in a variety of finish options, bottle capacities, and door designs, creating a beautiful and safe wine storage option.
custom lockers with hanging lights
Vinotemp Wine Lockers at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles, CA

Wine Cabinets

Another alternative is a custom wine cabinet or credenza. These beautiful pieces are insulated and feature a Wine-Mate cellar cooling system. Just like wine lockers and vaults, they are available in a variety of designs and finishes to match the style of your home or business.

Wine Refrigerators

Over the years, wine chillers have become increasingly popular. Many offer the same features as an insulated wine cabinet or cellar at a fraction of the cost. Available in a wide range of capacities, you may use a wine cooler for short term storage or to keep wine at proper serving temperature. For more information on how to choose a wine fridge and the different types of wine fridges, start with our Wine Refrigerator Buying Guide.

Pick the Best Solution for Your Collection

Considering the details of your wine collection, the variables that must be in place for cellaring, and the different storage options, it is now time to select the best solution for you. If you require additional assistance, please feel free to contact us with our Contact Form.