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How to Know if a Wine Refrigerator is Right for You

How to Know if a Wine Refrigerator is Right for You

If you’ve been wondering whether you should get a wine refrigerator, below are some answers to help you figure it out. Most people who ask this question have recently begun collecting bottles of wine for future enjoyment with their meals. Simply placing wine on a 

Wine Racks 101

Wine Racks 101

Every wine lover with a growing wine collection should become familiar with options in modular wine racks.  Although they can add beauty, class, whimsy, or elegance to your home or wine cellar, first and foremost, wine racks are functional. They can be small or large, 

Recommendations for Wine Racks – Part 2

Recommendations for Wine Racks – Part 2

You know that the type of wine rack you probably want is horizontal, if you read Part 1 of this series. Once you know the angle of the rack you want, you can move on to choosing a wine rack that matches your needs and décor or setting. Whether you are buying custom wine racks for your wine cellar or for use in your home, there are several basic options in the materials used. The primary choices for wine racks are wood and metal.

Wood Wine Racks

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The traditional material used for wine racks and wine cellars is wood such as mahogany, pine, or redwood.

The traditional material for wine racks is wood, which is a sophisticated and timeless choice. Of course, custom wine cellars are also typically made of wood, with wine racks to complete the look. The most popular types of wood used for custom wine racks are redwood and mahogany, and they can come with a variety of wood stains. Quality wood wine racks are extremely durable and won’t bend or break. More about specific types of wood for wood wine racks follows:

Redwood Wine Racks

Natural oils in redwood wine racks make this timber species an excellent choice for wine racks because the oils are preservatives that protect wood against mildew and moisture. Unstained redwood is as beautiful as when it is stained. The many color variations provide a way to choose a style that fits with your particular taste.

Pine Wine Racks

The least expensive type of wood for wine racks is pine. Another benefit of pine is that it can be stained to a color that matches just about any type of wood finish. This can assure nice coordination with your other furnishings and upholstery.

Mahogany

Mahogany is a very popular wood to use in the construction of wine racks, wine shelves, rooms, and custom wine cellars. It resists warping, swelling, and moisture decay. To prevent mildew from forming and deterioration caused by temperature fluctuations, mahogany is often stained and lacquer-finished. Mahogany is the wood of choice for many high-end wine storage designs.

Metal Wine Racks and More

Metal wine racks offer a contemporary alternative to wooden wine racks. The possibilities with metal are endless. When buying metal wine racks, be sure there is sturdy construction. Other than that, you have a wide range of choices, from ornate designs to sleek, modern styles. Metal wine racks can potentially add distinct sophistication, style, and/or an artistic touch to your wine storage.

There’s no reason to limit the type of material used to store wine, as long as the structure is sturdy and won’t bend or break, causing harm to your wine collection. You can find glass wine racks, plastic wine racks, and perhaps other materials used for wine storage. It’s all a matter of taste and preference.

More to Come

In the next installment of our series on recommendations for wine racks, learn about types of wine racks. For beautiful custom wine racks, contact Rosehill Wine Cellars. We specialize in custom wine cellars, and they can include many different kinds of wine storage shelving.

 

Wonderful Wine Words

Wonderful Wine Words

So you have a new wine cabinet or custom wine cellar in Toronto, and you need to brush up on your wine words? The lingo associated with wine is as distinctive as the beverage itself. As a wine lover, you don’t want to be perceived 

Wine is a Secret to Living Maybe 100+ Years

Wine is a Secret to Living Maybe 100+ Years

Life is better with wine and it may add to your years. A centenarian in Maine, Florence Bearse, recently shared that her secret to a long life is drinking wine. For wine lovers everywhere, the good news is that research backs up that possibility. At 

Celebrate the 7th Season with Game of Thrones Wine

Celebrate the 7th Season with Game of Thrones Wine

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A custom wine cellar worthy of the finest collections and specialty labels.

If you are among the hordes of television-watchers who have discovered the binge-worthy Game of Thrones series, good news! You can toast the upcoming 7th season with Game of Thrones wines. There are three bottles to choose from. This makes so much sense, considering that characters on the HBO series are frequently guzzling large goblets of wine. HBO partnered with Vintage Wine Estates of California to bring about this exciting opportunity. After all, how often does pop culture step into the real world to create an all new vintage? This is the type of occasion custom wine cellars are built for. No matter what wines you collect, they need to be stored in the right environment with a proper wine cooling unit such as WhisperKOOL.

Game of Thrones Wine

Three premium wines are being sold under the official Game of Thrones label. You can chose from a Central Coast chardonnay, a Paso Robles red blend, and a cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley. The price tags are $29.95, $29.95, and $74.95 respectively. These specialty wines will be on sale online and at LCBO stores.

It’s not just the link to the show that makes these wines appealing. The winemaker who produced them is none other than Bob Cabral. He concocted the first 100-point pinot noir out of California. In addition, Cabral has more than a hundred 95-point to 100-point wines under his belt. For added intrigue, Cabral is himself a diehard Games of Thrones fan.

2016 Game of Thrones Chardonnay Tasting Notes

This new wine has been given a score of 89. It is a barrel-fermented chardonnay with a rich core of baked apple in butter and bracing lime acidity and subtle notes of smooth vanilla, smoke, and warm oak. It doesn’t take much imagination to think that the nobles of Westeros would choose this wine to go with a brazen feast.

2015 Game of Thrones Red Wine Tasting Notes

The signature wit of Tyrion is captured perfectly in his statement that he drinks and knows things. This red wine would be ideal with a buffet featuring mutton or beef. In this bold blend of tempranillo, zinfandel, malbec, syrah, and petite sirah, aromas and flavors include black cherry, flint, burning embers, red meat, and poached plum.

Even the Labels are Impressive

If you’re a fan of the popular HBO series and a wine connoisseur, these are wines you will want for your custom wine cellar or custom wine cabinet. At Rosehill Wine Cellars, we use the top brands of wine cooling units, including WhisperKOOL. Since they control humidity, even the beautiful Game of Thrones wine labels will be nicely preserved in storage.