Creating Your Own Wine Cellar

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If you have the space and have always wanted your own wine cellar we explain how you can do this and then of course where to buy the wine to put in it.

Wine is a product that responds to its’ environment and as a result needs its protection in order to sustain and better the quality. Factors like temperature, light and humidity levels can all play their part to preserve or tarnish those special wines.

Space Requirements

An ideal space that offers the appropriate climate and storage arrangements is known to most as a wine cellar. With the right information, anyone can achieve the necessary conditions to preserve wine and effectively have their very own cellar. For home cellars, people usually use space under the stairs or an appropriately sized closet. If you are looking to store expensive wines, then it is definitely worth your while to set something up. It’s also worth thinking carefully as to what you might put in there. The various types may require different conditions. Before you start, make sure you leave sufficient space for future collections, otherwise you’ll risk sooner rather than later having to choose between which bottles to keep.

Safety

If you are building something from scratch, you must remember that the storage of bottles should be horizontal. They are kept on their side to keep the cork moist and usually placed in a rack. You may wish to invest in a cooler and various other equipment that are able to react to the change in temperature and modifies it accordingly. Bottles can be kept in there originally casing if it the material is secure and has longevity. Boxes made out of wood, for example, will last and support each other.

Useful Websites

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  • Marks & Spencer
    One of the UK's leading retailers selling high quality, great value clothing,home products and food. Order online and find a range of clothes, furniture and home furnishings.
  • Majestic Wine
    Britain's foremost by-the-case wine warehouse retailer, with 800 quality wines from every major (and minor) wine producing country in the world.
  • Cellar & Kitchen wine
    Cellar and Kitchen is an online wine merchant based in the UK from Adnams Brewery. Supplies a wide selection of wines from around the world which can be purchased by the bottle or by the case.
  • Vintage Roots
    The leading independent merchant of Organic Wine and Biodynamic Wine established in 1986.
  • Wine Dancer
    Special Birthday and anniversary presents. Select from 1933, 1938, 1943 , 1948, 1953 , 1963 1973, 1988 and 1983 vintage wines or Port, Cognac and Armagnac, Malts and Champagne gifts
  • Corporate Hampers at Harvey Nichols
    Provides comprehensive range of hampers including seasonal, corporate, wine boxes, and other occasional gifts.
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