Spiral Wine Cellar Anyone!?
Well it's going to happen for these lucky people and I've just began detailing the drawings for Building Control Approval.
I'm especially impressed because I have to nip down to my local shop when I need a bottle!
If you would like one of these in your home.... just ask me!
Here's what the manufacturers say,
by Spiral Cellars Ltd. Wimbledon Village SW19 5BY
Sales of fine wine are increasing year on year and wine has always played a part in signifying status and a cultured lifestyle, and this continues. Entertaining family and friends at home is all part of the modern lifestyle and people want their wine collection close at hand for easy access. The modern home is often required to reflect the owner’s style, personality and position in life so functional additions that also double up as design features are an obvious choice — a home wine cellar is a wow factor, a great party piece that also stores wine in the ideal conditions. At the same time homeowners are interested in value–added features for their home. Another incentive to store wine, it is a less volatile investment area than other traditional avenues such as property. It is also free of Capital Gains Tax.
Owners of an underground wine cellar
Go on holiday to wine regions and have the option of shipping home several cases to store in their cellar.
Save on external warehousing and delivery costs, and find it much more convenient to have a full range at home and have more to spend on wine!
Enjoy browsing their cellar after a long day at work and selecting a bottle to go with dinner.
Use the additional storage space as a larder, very useful at Christmas
Why a Spiral Cellar is a good choice
Unlike wine cabinets or climate controlled above ground rooms, an underground cellar does not need mechanical cooling. Therefore there is no risk of mechanical failure and risk to the wine. Equally no energy is consumed. By going underground, space is created rather than absorbing a room or space that could have other uses. Concrete as a material has its advantages; it is very efficient at retaining temperature which compliments the slow change of ground temperature from summer to winter, and further reduces any temperature spikes. It’s structural integrity is capable of taking the weight of the wine and stacked modules.
Wine is a living product
Its ability to change with time is what makes it so interesting, but it also means that if it’s kept in the wrong conditions its quality can quickly be affected
Temperature is the most critical aspect in storing wine
Store wine somewhere too hot and it ages quickly, rapidly losing its vibrancy and becoming tired and stale. The ideal temperature for wine is about 13°C but 5°C or so either side of this is acceptable. The key is that there are no sudden fluctuations, wine likes things to change slowly so while a gradual warming and cooling between winter and summer is not a problem. Insulated by the ground, an underground wine cellar keeps wine at a steady temperature, allowing it to age gracefully
Wine bottles need to be kept horizontal and in a slightly damp atmosphere to prevent the corks drying out. If corks do dry out they shrink, allowing air into the bottle and oxidising the wine. The recommended relative humidity is around 70% or more.
Clean, dark and quiet
Wine doesn’t like direct sunlight, noise or constant vibrations from, say, traffic
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