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Wine Storage for Small Spaces

October 9th, 2012 1 comment

Do you have dreams of a wine cellar, but a shoebox-sized living space? Luckily for you, new wine storage options can help you make the most of small spaces. Small wine cabinets can hold a treasure trove of bottles, even if your abode is closer to a one-bedroom apartment than a castle.

If you’re seriously space-challenged, a small wine refrigerator is the way to do. Wine refrigerators like this Marvel model hold 23 bottles in a space only 34 inches high by 15 inches wide. Wine refrigerators can be built right in under a kitchen countertop, so they don’t take up extra space like a stand-alone model would. These wine refrigerators hold the bottles at the correct position and temperature, creating ideal aging conditions.

Another option for someone with limited space is a wine credenza. Wine credenzas are meant to fit right in your dining room like a sideboard or regular credenza, but they hold your wine collection. Credenzas can be glass-fronted to show off your collection, or wood-paneled to fit right in with the rest of your furniture. At about 40 inches high and topped with a tabletop, wine credenzas make the perfect place to hold serving platters during the holidays, or bar equipment during a party.

Don’t let your small space hamper your big wine-collector dreams. Modern wine storage solutions can work for a space of any size.


Wine Review: “Ottone I” Piemont doc Barbera 2009

June 15th, 2011 No comments

Ottone I Bottle Image
I picked up a bottle of Cantine San Silvestro’s “Ottone I” Piemont doc Barbera 2009 the other night on a whim, not sure what to expect.  Consisting of 100% pure Barbera grapes from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, this full red was simply bursting with big fruit flavors.  Ruby red in color with a soft-but-sound nose including black raspberry, raspberry, cherry, and hints of strawberry, my initial reaction was most positive.  With a rounded body, this delicious wine is filled with luscious cherry, berry, and even dark jam flavors.  The finish, though not too long, was crisp and pleasing.  This is a quality wine that pairs well with a variety of foods. While moderately tannic, the tannins are very well integrated and will complement saucy pasta dishes, beef, pork, and recipes that utilize robust cheeses.  For meals with these components, San Silvestro’s  “Ottone I” Piemont doc Barbera 2009 is a sure winner.  It can even be served slightly chilled with cold meat platters, and with salads rich with black olives.  Talk about versatility!  (If you choose to chill it, why not look into an affordable and stylish Wine Credenza for optimal temperature control?)  So go ahead!  Grab a few bottles, and enjoy the “Ottone I” Piemont doc Barbera 2009 wine now, or through 2012.  I know I will.