Is your passion for good wine so intense that it deserves a place of honor in your home too? By now you have collected several bottles, you like to taste your favorite drink at the right temperature and you want to keep it at its best; but how to achieve all these goals?
You need a wine cellar!
If you have always postponed the purchase or you think it is too expensive, today we want to dispel this myth and help you choose the one that best suits your needs!
Why choose the wine cellar: the advantages
The taste of this drink with family and friends is a real pleasure of life. However, to make the experience perfect it is necessary not only to choose a quality wine but to preserve it optimally. To this end, the bottle must remain in an environment that has 3 main characteristics:
- Right darkness ;
- Humidity under control;
- Temperature suitable for every type of wine: in fact, white wine must be kept at a maximum of 13 ° while the red one at a limit of 20 °. Sparkling wines admit a more rigid climate but never below 8 °.
At one time, the larger houses also had a cellar, perhaps in the basement, surrounded by thick walls, therefore with optimal conditions; but today the houses are small and it is not always possible to recreate this environment within the home.
Placing drinks in an environment that is too bright or hot can ruin the notes, alternate the flavor and organoleptic properties, but fortunately, technology comes to our aid and offers several solutions that allow anyone to follow the three rules that we have listed for you and so on. keep the wine at its best.
You have so many reasons to choose the wine cellar. We offer you at least three.
Preserves the organoleptic properties of different wines
They are designed to be able to store different bottles. In fact, in many, it is possible to regulate the temperature of the floors.
In addition, by holding the bottles on their side, it is possible to increase the life of the cap which remains moist and adheres better to the bottle.
Thanks to its structure, the cellar can also be used for aged wines, which are kept in the correct position and an ideal environment.
In fact, to preserve every property of the wine, the cellar is equipped with internal fans that ensure air recycling and keep the temperature constant. Any sudden temperature changes are thus avoided.
To prevent the bottles from being hit by strong light, the wine cellars have a LED light switch that can be turned on or off at will.
Please all budgets
Have you always postponed the purchase thinking it was too intrusive or expensive? Today the market offers a solution for every need and different pockets.
The simpler and less bulky models can hold up to 8 bottles and cost around € 300. While if you are looking for something more complex and capacious you could get to spend 3000 €. Of course, costs increase based on the size, capacity, and other technical characteristics of the appliance.
It is also ideal in an apartment
The small appliances work thanks to a thermoelectric system without a compressor which makes the appliance quiet and low consumption perfect for family use.
On the other hand, larger cellars consume more but can hold more bottles and cool more.
Another reason for placing it in the apartment is its aesthetic impact: there are many wine cellars designed to cool… and furnish. The design is original and captivating and fits well in both classic and modern-style homes.
Many take up a very small space and can be placed in any room of the house, not to mention the convenience of always having the wine available, at the right temperature, and stored in the best possible way!
Guide to choosing a cellar: 5 tips
Now let’s go into detail: we give you our advice to choose the one that’s right for you.
Capacity: the smaller ones hold up to 8 bottles, while the more complex models are also designed for 300 pieces.
Size: if, as we said before, you have to insert it in the kitchen of your apartment, the smaller ones look like “microwave ovens” that you can place on the sideboard; others are like huge two-door refrigerators, suitable for a certainly larger environment.
Energy class: consumption also depends on this. The energy classes are of different types (A, B, A ++…).
Temperature: as we have mentioned, some wineries allow you to differentiate them according to the type of wine. In any case, in each cellar, you will find the maximum and minimum temperatures that can be set.
Noise: another important element for the choice is the noise produced by the appliance. It is usually expressed in dB in the container. Remember: the lower it is, the quieter the device is.
Now that you have learned all the benefits and have the necessary information, you can choose your wine cellar and store your bottles in their ideal environment.
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