« Back to Wine Cellar Blog

Wine Cellar Info

Considering Solutions For a Large Wine Cellar?

Applications

To us, large wine cellar cooling systems are a big deal. Is your wine collection bursting at the seams? Before you create—or upgrade to—a large space to store and age wine, expect versatility from a standard unit to facilitate success. The right planning, experienced contractor, and robust wine cellar cooling unit are the perfect combination

Continue Reading

Wine Collection Insurance

Wine Storage

Why Insure Your Fine Wine Collection? If something happened to your collection, would you be willing to pay for the replacement value of your fine wine collection in cash? Most homeowners insurance policies do not cover losses to wine collections.  The most common losses in wine collections come from power outages, temperature control system failures,

Continue Reading

Selecting a Wine Cellar Builder/Contractor

Wine Cellar Construction

When selecting a wine cellar builder, choose a contractor who knows wine rooms from top to bottom. Selecting a wine cellar builder can be a difficult task. Finding the right craftsman with a flair for your style and your budget can be challenging. The contractor not only has to have the technical ability to install

Continue Reading

How Humidity Affects Wine

Wine Storage

Wine Storage Humidity Humidity is a critical, yet often overlooked feature in wine cellar design. A relative humidity (RH) of 50% to 70% is recognized as an adequate wine cellar humidity level, with 60% the ideal. Without ideal humidity, wine quality may be affected in a number of ways. When the humidity is higher than

Continue Reading

How to Heat a Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar Construction

Should I heat my wine cellar? In many cases, especially in northern climates, heating your cellar will be necessary. If you have a cellar which will be subject to ambient temperatures below 55°F (13°C), you'll need to protect it with a heating coil. Without the ability to heat, a cooling unit can do nothing if

Continue Reading

Sensible vs. Latent Temperature

Wine Temperature Control Technology

All heat is not created equal. Houston vs. Dallas. Kuwait vs. Riyadh. Merida vs. Monterrey. Anyone who has travelled to desert areas and rain forests knows that there's a big difference between dry heat and wet heat. And at Wine Guardian, we know the difference too. When a refrigeration system operates it can cool, reduce

Continue Reading
Wolfgang Puck - The CUT

Wine Cellar Cooling In Commercial Spaces

Applications

There are many reasons to store, age, and display wine in a commercial space. Wine cellars, rooms, walls, and cabinets serve a practical purpose, lending an air of sophistication to restaurants, bars, residential buildings, and wine shops. As wine culture continues to grow in popularity, so have the ways in which wine can be stored

Continue Reading

How to Design a Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar Construction

Finished your plans for framing, building a vapor barrier and insulating your wine cellar?  The next step is to ponder wine cellar design and the different design elements and decide which ones you would like to add. What about electrical outlets or lights? Sealed plastic boxes should be used for: Outlets Switches Fixtures In order

Continue Reading

Wine Storage Temperature and Humidity

Wine Storage

As experts in the wine cellar, Wine Guardian is here to provide you not only with the products and systems you need to preserve your wine collection – but with knowledge and expertise as well. Look around our site and you'll find some basic tips relating to wine storage, beginning here with with ideal temperature

Continue Reading

Wine Storage in Humid Climates: What You Need To Know

Wine Cellar Cooling in Your Area

Humidity plays a crucial role when it comes to aging and storing wine. Wine cellars, rooms and walls located in humid locations require special consideration before construction even begins. However, first it is important to understand the role humidity plays in the longevity of wine, as well as the challenges of maintaining a stable environment

Continue Reading