Personal Wine Storage
Nov 04, 2016 10:15AM
● By Ashley Pape
You never return from a trip to Napa Valley empty handed, nor from a weeklong journey along the Texas Hill Country wine trail. In fact, your weekend grocery list might include a merlot or two—or six. If any of these situations ring true for you, the wine rack you currently have is likely too small, and the wine refrigerator in your kitchen may be feeling cramped, too.
While an in-home wine room may be in order, if you don’t currently have a dedicated underground space or an empty, large space, a custom cellar may not be an option. However, a personal wine cabinet could solve your lack-of-storage problem. A wine cabinet from Vigilant Fine Wine Storage is the ultimate problem solver. These furniture-grade cabinets are built to commercial standards, even though they’re for residential purposes. A Vigilant wine cabinet can either be a stand-alone addition to a room in your home, or it can be custom installed to match the interior design of your kitchen or entertaining room.
There’s a style to suit every taste when creating your personal wine collection storage system. The single cabinet, with a base price of $5,000, can be customized in a number of ways. The first step in customizing your single cabinet is to determine how many wine bottles you wish to store. (We highly recommend sampling a glass or two of your favorite pinot grigio to get through this task.) The standard model can be either the slim (90-112 bottles) or deep (180-224) size. If cooling your collection is important to you—who wouldn’t want a zinfandel chilled at all times?—there are refrigerated options to fit the space where your cabinet will be placed.
Rest assured that no detail is overlooked, no matter which size or depth you select for your home. The wine cabinets are conditioned and handcrafted in the United States from some of the finest hardwoods and feature insulated panels to keep your vino at the perfect temperature. The doors are made from 1 3/4” solid mahogany, with heavy-duty, spring action, self-closing hinges. You’ll hear a positive latch each time the doors close; this keeps the cabinet properly sealed. In addition, the doors have low-emission argon-filled insulated glass. And finally, the wine cabinets feature a set of six incandescent interior display lights.
If your budget allows, Vigilant makes it easy to customize your cabinet even further. You can add roll-out shelves, LED lighting or etched glass. In addition, the cabinet can be made to include two cooling units, each with its own temperature control. This allows you to chill your whites or simply let your reds adjust to room temperature. Pop a cork and raise a glass to a perfect wine, every time.