Wine cellar terms.
Having a custom wine cellar designed for your home or restaurant can be an exciting endeavor. 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. Below are a few words and phrases you should become familiar with.
Also referred to as refrigeration, this referred to keeping the temperature in a wine room at a consistent, desired level. There are many options when it comes to wine storage climate control, including ducted, split systems, in the wall and humidifiers.
This is a style of wine bottle storage that is commonly used to accommodate larger storage capacity.
Describes how the wine bottle is positioned within a rack. This popular option is a style of wine racking that allows the full label of the wine bottle to face forward for better viewing of the entire label.
This style of accent lighting in a wine room or wine cellar refers to red, blue and green lighting and can produce multiple hues of light.
Modern wine cellar
A style of wine cellar design that utilizes glass, metal, and more contemporary materials. Features such as frameless glass doors and metal racking are common in modern wine room designs.
Traditional wine cellar
A style of wine cellar design that uses rich woods and intricate details are more common in traditional wine cellar designs. The use of brick, natural stone, tile, and wood floors, barreled ceilings, stone columns and rolling ladders are more common in traditional wine cellars.
Transitional wine cellar
This term is used for wine room designs that are neither modern nor traditional, but a blend of both. A transitional wine cellar may leverage rich, dark woods but also incorporate stainless steel, frameless glass, or other aspects more common in modern wine cellar designs.
Wine rack with openings large enough to accommodate magnum-sized bottles and champagne bottles.
Completely self-contained and infinitely flexible, ducted systems are among the most versatile cooling systems on the market. Their design allows for easy installation and maintenance in both commercial and residential settings.
Designed to increase humidity levels in commercial or residential wine cellars of all types and sizes.
Offered in restaurants, country clubs and other dining establishments looking to provide the convenience of secured wine storage for their clientele by providing the convenience of readily accessible wine favorites for customers while providing a potential revenue stream for commercial establishments.
Used in commercial establishments where wine bottle can be accessed from either the front or back of the cabinet for easier access.
Wine storage racks are built floor to ceiling for higher capacity wine storage.
Understanding the terms above will help make your custom wine cellar design and installation a success.
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