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Picking the Perfect Wine Credenza

February 27th, 2013 No comments

Many wine lovers face a dilemma. They’d love to start a collection (or have already begun one!), but they don’t have an out-of-the-way space for a wine refrigerator, and they’d rather not put that piece of equipment in their perfectly-decorated dining rooms. What they need is a wine storage solution that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. But does such a thing exist?

Budding wine collectors will be happy to know that the perfect solution does indeed exist. It’s called a wine credenza. A wine credenza is a piece of furniture that also has climate-controlled wine storage. Wine credenzas are often used in the place of a traditional buffet in a dining room. Instead of dishes stored inside, the cupboards are filled with your favorite vintages, aging away under ideal conditions. The top of the wine credenza can be used to display art, serve as a bar area, or hold dishes during gatherings like Thanksgiving.

Don’t have space in your dining room for a wine credenza? Think outside the box. Since wine credenzas don’t take up too much space–they’re only about 30 inches deep, they are also a perfect fit for hallways. Wine credenzas can also work in family rooms…you could even replace your TV stand with one!

From a design standpoint, the best thing about wine credenzas is that they can be completely customized to fit in to your existing decor. For those with traditional taste, there are credenzas like this Provance 3-door credenza from Vinotheque, available in light, medium and dark stains to blend it into your existing furniture. For those with a bolder aesthetic, there is this Vinotheque Boxed Up 4-door credenza, with a wooden exterior mosaic made of traditional wine shipping boxes. (This design would be great in a wine cellar!) For those homes with an industrial feel, try the clean, modern look of this Vinotheque AlumaSteel 3-door credenza.

Besides being beautiful, these wine credenzas really work to store and age your wine properly. Vinotheque credenzas are designed with your growing collection in mind–they all maximize the number of bottles they can hold while minimizing the overall size of the cabinet. These credenzas have top-of-the line cooling systems and insulation, along with UV-resistant glass that blocks harmful rays from damaging your wine. Many of these credenzas can also be made with a front venting option that allows the credenza to be custom-built into existing furniture.

Whatever your style, if you’re a serious collector who is looking for a storage option that will fit seamlessly into your home, a wine credenza might be the right choice for you.

For the Perfect Custom Wine Cabinet, Go Vinotheque

September 19th, 2010 No comments

There’s no doubt about it: a high-quality wine cabinet large enough to fit a growing collection is quite an investment.  If you’re going to shell out the money, you want to make sure that it will be well-spent.  There are a lot of options out there, raising the question: what should I look for in a wine cabinet?

Vinotheque Cardinale wine cabinet

The Vinotheque Cardinale wine cabinet

Vinotheque wine cabinets are a very popular option.  The Vinotheque name has long been associated with wine cabinets that are both of high quality and aesthetic beauty.  There’s no doubt that this reputation is a deserved one.  But in our opinion, what really sets Vinotheque apart is its customizable options.

Wine cabinets have to go somewhere, which means that you can’t just plunk down any old wooden box in the dining room, no matter how well it controls temperature and humidity.  Wine cabinets need to be functional, of course, but they also need to be beautiful.

Vintotheque offers many different options, meaning that you can customize your wine cabinet to fit exactly into both the physical space you need it to go, and the visual space it needs to occupy to look like a part of the room that was always meant to be there.

One of the many things Vinotheque lets you customize is doors.  There are dozens of different Vinotheque doors to choose from.  Since the door is the most visible part of your wine cabinet, choosing the door that perfectly suits your decor can take your wine cabinet a long way towards making your dining room, entertainment room, or kitchen area look perfect.  A few of its unique options are:

wrought iron door for Vinotheque cabinet

Wrought iron doors.  They offer a variety, but this one, with its elegant grape clusters and intertwining vines, especially caught our eye.

Mission-inspired Vinotheque cabinet door

Southwest-style doors.  We love the traditional, classic Spanish look of these.

Hidden door with glass rack.

Secret doors.  So cool!  Artfully conceals your wine collection, and doubles as a perfect tasting area.  Vinotheque also offers sleek, modern glass doors and hand-carved wooden doors with old-world elegance.

Vinotheque offers a huge variety of racking styles.  You can customize a variety that maximizes storage and also beautifully displays bottles.  You can accommodate extra large bottles, magnums, and even splits.

Vinotheque cabinets are available in many different materials, from easy-to-clean stainless steel wine cabinets perfect for a modern kitchen to classic wood that can be stained the perfect shade to match your existing furniture.  The cabinets can be free-standing, or even built in to your existing cabinetry.  If you don’t like that option, Vinotheque can build extra cabinet space around your wine cabinet for a large, gorgeous unit that can make the room.  As a finishing touch, Vinotheque can light up your collection with LED lights that really add a touch of wow to your collection.

These are only a few of the ways that Vinotheque can customize the perfect wine cabinet for you.  There’s no doubt that with all the options, the cabinetmakers at Vinotheque can create a cabinet that is truly a piece of art. However, they are much more than just a pretty cabinet. Vinotheque offers a top-of-the line cooling system that comes with a digital readout and an in-bottle thermometer that maintains perfect accuracy by keeping track of the temperature of the actual wine inside the bottle.

In our opinion, there really aren’t enough nice things to say about the Vinotheque wine cabinets.  To house your collection and help it age gracefully, we think you can’t do better than Vinotheque.