It is every wine lovers dream to be able to have their wine cellar one day, after all ‘a wine cellar is known as a wine lovers sanctuary’ if you are very serious about having your own wine cellar or just interested in having a small one in your basement, then read on, as given below is guide that will make the whole process much easier.
Before getting into any of the more obvious details, it is necessary that you have your location locked down. This means that it is time for you to sit down and look for different location options that you think is good enough to have your cellar at but if you do not have the required budget to afford a cellar in a separate location, then you can always start small and turn a room or your basement into a wine cellar.
Temperature plays a very crucial role when it comes to wine cellars. It is said that the ideal temperature is between 11°C and 14°C, and after it is chosen it is important to make sure that it does not fluctuate as constant and stable temperature is a must. Another important point to remember is that if you plan on cooling your wine, it should never be put in the refrigerator unless it is a wine fridge, as an average refrigerator is too cold to keep your wine in and too dry to keep your cork moist.
Size, framing and insulation
After you have made the proper decisions for the first two steps, it is now time to think about how big you want your cellar to be, which will allow you to make decisions on your framing and insulation. It is also necessary to remember that having thicker walls will be helpful, as it will result in better control with your insulation. We highly recommend spray-foam insulation, as it is both an insulator and a vapor barrier, which can be very beneficial for your cellar.
Racks and lighting
Having made decisions for the steps above, you can now start thinking about whether you want modular wine racks or racks attached to the walls, you can either go for a basic rack or choose one from the many rack designs available. When it comes to lighting it is necessary to close off any areas which bring in natural light as UV light that the sun gives off can damage the wine, therefore you can either go for low-light LED bulbs, red bulbs or cellophane covered work lights.
Following the above steps accurately will allow you to build your wine cellar with ease!