Journal.

Helpful tips, inventive ideas, and useful information on all things wine.

The Heritage Vine Journal serves as a resource for wine collectors, restauranteurs, interior designers and home designers who are looking to discover fresh, innovative ideas for custom wine cellar solutions. We regularly post helpful tips, inventive ideas, and useful information on all things wine. Be sure to check back often to see what great new information we’ve published for our customers.

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The best ways to organize your wine cellar

Organizing your wine cellar is definitely a personal process. However, there are many methods wine enthusiasts have proven to prefer over time, which you may like to consider when coordinating your own wine arrangement.

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Steps you should follow when designing a custom wine cellar.

Not only does a wine cellar represent the best way to keep your cherished wines protected, but also an attractive way to display your collection. Read on to learn more about the steps you should follow when designing a custom wine cellar.

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How to start a wine collection in 2020.

Starting a wine collection of your own can be an exciting endeavor, or it can be completely overwhelming if you’re not sure where to start or what to look for. Read our 5 tips for starting and maintaining a wine collection: easy to follow and will result in the start of a fantastic wine collection!

History of wine cellars

The history of wine cellars.

The love affair with wine goes back hundreds of years, as archaeologists have found evidence of winemaking that predates written records. The history of wine cellars is actually quite fascinating! Learn more here.

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How long should you keep wine in your wine cellar.

Most people are fairly unsure when it comes to which wines stand up to long-term storage, and which ones should be consumed sooner rather than later. This article will help wine collectors have a better understanding of how long you should keep your wine in a wine cellar.

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How much does it cost to build a wine cellar?

One of the first questions people want answered is ‘How much does it cost to build a wine cellar?’ While the answer can vary greatly depending on the design, materials, and features, our goal is to provide you some answers to make this luxurious dream a reality.

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Why do wine cellars develop moisture and condensation issues?

To keep wines at their ideal temperature, custom wine cellars are typically built to include climate control functionality to keep temperature and humidity in balance. Yet there are times, when wine cellars still develop moisture issues. Why do wine cellars develop moisture and condensation issues, and how can you fix the problem?

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6 tips for storing wine in hotter climates.

One of the biggest challenges faced by wine collectors is how to properly control the climate of your wine room. Below are 6 tips for wine rooms and how to keep your wine collection at its peak quality.

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Choosing the right climate control system for your wine cellar.

Since there are several options to choose from when it comes to wine room cooling systems, it’s important to understand the role a climate control system plays. Below are some helpful tips to ensure you’re choosing the right climate control system for your wine cellar.

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What’s the best temperature to store my wines?

Whether you’re a beginner wine drinker or a wine aficionado, people are often asking “What’s the best temperature is to store my wines?” By far one of the most often asked questions by wine collectors, the answers can be as varied as the wines being stored, depending on who you ask.

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How technology is impacting the wine industry.

Technology has made its mark on virtually every industry, so it was only a matter of time before the wine industry was impacted by technology as well. There are many ways that technology has enhanced wine collecting and the wine industry overall.

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Smart thermostats for wine cellars: are they worth It?

The technology available for both commercial wine cellars and home wine rooms has improved dramatically over the years. Wine cellars can now have inventory software, ambient lighting, and many other options. One of the most popular items is smart thermostats for wine cellars. With so many options available, prices can vary significantly but the question is: are they worth it?

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Transforming your small space with a modern wine cellar.

Modern wine cellars can be installed pretty much anywhere. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to transforming your small space with a modern wine cellar.

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A homeowner’s guide to building a custom sauna.

More and more homeowners are now embracing the idea of having a custom sauna installed in their homes. Below are a few pointers to consider when building a custom sauna.

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Safeguard your bespoke wine cellar from the dangers of damp and mold.

Mold and damp can ruin the overall appeal of your custom wine cellar, and even impact the vintage wine bottles that you’ve got stashed in there. It’s vital that you take steps to combat damp and mold from growing in your bespoke wine cellar.

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The challenges of installing a wine cellar in a condominium.

If you live in a condominium where space is limited, there are some considerations when building a cellar. We’ll discuss the challenges of installing a wine cellar in a condominium and the solutions available.

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Why a vapor barrier is important for your wine cellar.

One of the most important aspects of any wine cellar is ensuring that the cellar remains at the proper temperature. One of the ways to control the climate in a wine cellar is by creating a vapor barrier. Learn why a vapor barrier is important for your wine cellar.

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5 best wine blogs for wine collectors.

Whether you’re just starting to collect wine or have been a seasoned wine collector for years, there are quite a few resources to learn more about how to build an impressive wine cellar collection. Below are the 5 best wine blogs for wine collectors.

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Why wine walls are one of the hottest trends in home improvement.

As homeowners look for new and innovative ways to improve their home while adding convenience, wine walls are increasingly making it to the top of the to-do list.

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Your wine: drinking vs. storage temperature.

To enjoy your wine collection at its finest, temperature matters. Learn more about wine drinking temperature vs. wine storage temperature.

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Wine walls vs. wine rooms: which is right for you?

There are so many fantastic options when it comes to custom wine storage in your home or restaurant, it’s sometimes hard to determine which is the best choice...

5 ideas for creating your dream wine cellar

5 ideas for creating your dream wine cellar.

Many homeowners have opted to design custom wine cellars that cater to their particular needs. Doing so ensures you’re left with a wine cellar that is everything you dreamed it would be and more.

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5 things to consider before building a modern wine cellar.

When the time comes to have a custom wine cellar built in your home, there are several items to consider to make sure the cellar you get is the one that you’ll use and love for years to come.

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Building a wine cellar and doing it right.

Building a wine cellar doesn’t seem that complex at first thought. Hang some racking, find an air conditioner and be done, right? Building a cellar the correct way is an investment, not only for the cellar itself, but the cellar is often protecting a large investment in wine as well.

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Can light affect wine?

The short answer is yes, light can affect wine absolutely, and it will! So let’s discuss briefly why light can harm your wine.

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You can have a restaurant-style wine cellar in your home.

The ability to completely customize wine cellar design has made the option of having a restaurant-style wine cellar in your home a real possibility.

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How to choose the perfect wine room for your home.

There's quite a few options for homeowners when it comes to choosing which leaves people asking about how to choose the perfect wine room for their home.

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5 issues to consider before buying a custom wine rack.

In this article, we’ll provide a checklist of 5 issues to consider before buying a custom wine rack to insure your experience is ideal.

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How to choose the right features for your custom wine cellar.

With so many options to consider, review the following suggestions to learn more about how to choose the right features for your custom wine cellar.

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Choosing the right kind of wood for your custom wine cellar.

One of the most exciting things about being able to build a custom wine cellar is the ability to design it to be just the way you want it.

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How do VOCs impact wine?

One of the many materials factors to consider when having a wine cellar built are the presence of VOCs. How to VOCs impact wine and why should you care? Read on to learn more.

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Wine cellars can increase the value of your home.

As more options for remodeling are becoming available to homeowners, many are choosing to enhance their living space with a custom wine cellar.

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A definitive guide to wine bottle sizes.

Many people have no idea what the different sizes are, or what the use is for having different sizes of wine bottles, we decided to provide some insights to wine bottle sizes so you can be better informed when stocking your custom wine cellar.

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Wine cellar humidity and the importance of climate control.

Most wine collectors understand the importance of keeping an ideal temperature in a wine cellar.

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How long you should store red wine: a collector’s guide.

For those who may hang on to their red wines for months if not years, the question is often asked, “How long should I store red wine for?” Read on to find out.

Why your home needs a wine room

Why your home needs a wine room.

If you are a serious wine collector, there may come a time when you are looking to move from a wine cooler or other wine storage option to building a wine room in your home.

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What’s the difference between using single pane and dual pane glass.

There are a lot of items to take into consideration as you embark on having a custom wine cellar built in your home or restaurant. You may have a choice between using single pane glass or dual glass in your wine cellar. Which should you choose, and what’s the difference between using single pane and dual pane glass?

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Tips for storing wine in colder climates.

If you were to ask most wine collectors what their biggest concern is regarding wine storage temperatures, most would say they’re concerned with their collection stored in too warm a climate.

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Luxury wine rooms: why your home needs one.

Many wine lovers are taking their favorite past time into an investment in their homes.

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Wine rooms are a smart upgrade for homeowners.

When people think about upgrading their home, either for their own enjoyment or to make their home more attractive to sell, more are turning to wine rooms to add luxury and value.

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A wine collector’s guide to aging wine.

How to age wine, which wines improve with age, and how to age wine at home are a few of the many questions wine collectors ask about aging wine.

Wine Cellar Terms

Wine cellar terms.

As you work with a wine cellar design installation specialist, knowing a few key wine cellar terms used in the industry can make the project go smoothly.

5 must haves for your custom wine cellar

5 must-haves for your custom wine cellar.

From the general size and layout down to your chosen lighting and accessories, the wine cellar of your dreams will allow you to store and display your collection perfectly.

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Choosing the right wine cellar contractor.

If you’re a true devotee of fine wines, there’s a chance you’ve at least considered building a custom wine cellar in your home. If so, you need to know about choosing the right wine cellar contractor.

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Restaurant wine cellars: an effective way to boost your business.

Wine is growing in popularity these days, and many restaurants and retail establishments count on it to drive sales and add to their bottom line, hoping to bring in more people who enjoy drinking wine.

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Wine cellar refrigeration guidelines and tips.

If you’re considering building a custom wine cellar in your home, wine cellar refrigeration is an important component to consider.

Comparing tradtional and modern wine cellars

Comparing traditional and modern wine cellars.

Traditional and modern wine cellars vary in terms of their look, feel, price, and functionality. Read our comparative guide on the differences between traditional and modern wine cellars to help inform your final decision.

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How wine displays drive more wine sales in restaurants.

Wine displays in restaurants are quickly becoming more than an aesthetically pleasing element of a restaurant as more and more restaurant owners are learning just how much impact an impressive wine display can have on overall wine sales.

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How to store wine at high altitude.

Wine lovers live all over the world, from low-lying deserts to high up in the mountains, and everywhere in between. One of the challenges of living a mountain area or other high altitude area home is the question of storing wine.

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How long does It take to build a wine cellar?

One of the most frequently asked questions is, “How long will it take to build my wine room?” We review the factors involved in building a custom home wine cellar and how long you should expect it to take from concept to reality.

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Wine etiquette: serving friends and family.

While the most important thing to remember when sharing wine with others is to relax and enjoy the company, here are a few tips that can make the experience a little easier.

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How small restaurants can have stunning wine displays.

There are now ways small restaurants can have stunning wine displays as well with some of today’s newest innovations.

What would you like to create?

Let’s talk about your vision. Traditional or modern; cellar, room or wall - together, we will create a custom wine cellar that reflects your taste, and your heritage.