One of the essential aspects of wine drinking and wine collecting is proper storage. This any wine connoisseur will understand. When it comes to wine storage, some people are blessed to have wine cellars. However, these can be costly and also occupy a lot of space.
Although they are not necessarily available for everyone. Because most homes tend to be all equipped and lack the space necessary to support the addition of an extensive wine cellar. For this reason, wine cabinet is becoming popular, not only for their convenience in storing wine but also their affordability as well.
Like a wine cellar, wine cabinets can store wine bottles and help keep them in proper conditions. Their purposes are to prevent from getting spoiled as the fluctuations of environmental conditions can blemish wine. Environmental health that can easily damage a fine wine is temperature.
The enologists recommend that your wine is maintained in an average temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit: temperature below this will slow wine maturity while a temperature above this will damage the wine, especially when stored for a longer time in warm temperatures. Wine can also be damaged when exposed to humidity around 50% or 70% and even too much sunlight.
Many times neglected but equally important to the development of wine is vibration: wine bottles should not be exposed to consistent movement. It does not matter the quality of wine you are attempting to collect, its possibility for maturity and development is greatly disturbed if the proper environmental conditions are not adequately maintained. Wine cabinets, therefore, are the perfect solution to the problem of appropriate storage as they often contain controls for temperature, humidity and they also help to shield the wine from the sunlight as well.
It doesn’t matter whether you are storing one bottle of wine or fifteen; the wine cabinet is the solution to any wine drinker or collector who cannot afford a personal wine cellar. As their popularity increased, they are becoming increasingly available in various styles and can complement the decor of any room. Wine cabinets are characterized by front doors, many of which are glass, and open shelving for the storage of wine bottles.
Some wine cabinets even come with a section to hang wine glasses in both temperate and refrigerator areas. This function ensures that your wine glass is ready to accommodate any wine. And just like any piece of furniture, wine cabinet reflects their owner’s personality in the color, material, size, and shape as it is chosen in.
But very essential, perhaps, is their protective nature: The wine cabinet will ensure that your wine bottles lay correctly, the wine cork stays slightly wet, and the wine itself is secure from any harm as if its in a professional wine cellar.