Wine is all things gorgeous. Its rich flavour and smooth texture make it the most regal drink ever. If you love wine, you would know the importance of a fine wine cellar. It has to be perfect in terms of its temperature, surroundings and structure, too! Having a proper wine cellar ensures that your wine stays not only in a perfect condition and does not get spoilt, but also, it ages to its optimum potential.
If one were to come up with the three archenemies or nemesis of wine, they would be heat, dryness and light. Like all food products, wine too is perishable and if exposed to direct sunlight, heat and vibration or fluctuating temperatures, it can get ruined quite quickly. Thereby, it is always good to store wine in a dark place such as a cabinet or the best being the basement, keeping the temperatures there quite low and constant with fair levels of humidity.
To maintain a rich wine collection, you need to go beyond the regular segregation of wine as per its date and status of maturation. It has to be maintained in a properly insulated cellar to contain its rich aroma and flavour. If your cellar is pretty big in size, it is then always advisable that you insulate it so as to keep the outer heat away. Protecting the ceilings and walls with vapour barriers and insulation helps in this case.
As mentioned earlier, wine cannot bear fluctuations in temperature and humidity; hence, having an insulated wine cellar makes sure that a constant temperature is maintained and the humidity levels are kept under check. Moreover, they help you save on your energy bills, adding another feather into their hats! A fairly rich one at that!
The doors, windows, outlet boxes and fixtures too need to be insulated as these are the passages through which any element can intrude the cozy atmosphere of your wine cellar. In order to insulate the cellar, there are numerous materials which you can use, such as
1. Foam Board- It is rigid and versatile. If installed properly, his might just be the wonder element for your cellar.
2. Gyprock/Drywall- If you live in an area which is frequently met with rain showers, then you may opt for gyprock/drywall as it is waterproof and protects the cellar efficiently.
3. Fiberglass- This material can be used to insulate the ceiling and walls of your cellar. Usually, a 6″ thick sheet of fiberglass is used for the purpose.
The selection procedure for the materials is largely based on the location, purpose, size and construction of your cellar whilst keeping your budget in mind.
Rosehill Wine Cellars have been building wine cellars for more than two decades now and through the years, have gained immense knowledge about wine storage and conservation. We ensure that your wine collection becomes more and more rich with every passing day and age to its optimum levels. We offer finest quality services and love to stand by our clients to solve all their queries. After all, wine is royal and you do not mess with the royalty and we strongly abide by this.