Difference between a Stainless Steel Glass Door Wine Cabinet and a Full Glass Door Wine Cabinet?
Q. I’m a little confused, I see you have stainless steel wine cabinets and glass door wine cabinets but both appear to have glass doors, what’s the difference between the two and do you sell stainless steel wine cabinets?
A: You are correct that we sell stainless steel glass door cabinets as well as glass door wine cabinets. The body of the cabinet is always black. For the door, there are two options – Full Glass Door and Seamless Stainless Steel Glass Door.
Seamless Stainless Steel Framed Glass Door Wine Cabinets – The majority of the door is still glass but the glass is framed in a seamless stainless steel frame which is approximately 60mm wide.
The full Glass Door Wine Cabinet is how it sounds – The full glass extends over the door frame underneath, producing a highly attractive polished, glossy look which has been described as similar to a high-end mobile phone.
Storing Vintage Port in Wine Cabinets
Q. Would it be appropriate to store vintage port in your wine cabinets?
A. Yes, the Vin Garde wine cabinets provide the perfect environment for keeping all types of wine, including fortified wines. All should be stored long-term at cellar temperature, 12 or 13 degrees Celsius.
I hope this has been of some help. Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have any further queries.
Further to this, you may find this recent review we received interesting, as it is from a customer who required a wine cabinet for storing Port.
“We are very pleased with the Baubigny cabinet that we ordered from you and it is now occupying pride of place in our kitchen. I’m delighted to say that
the Port bottles it was bought to store do fit properly onto all of the shelves, and the cabinet is proving ideal for purposes; so much so that I’m
afraid I may have to buy even more in order to fill the empty spaces! Hopefully it will spark a conversation or two over the coming months and I
will be able to recommend you to friends as a result.”
Are Wine Cabinets the Alternative to Wine Cellars?
Q. Are wine cabinets a good alternative for storing wine if you haven’t got a cellar?
A. Yes, so long as the cabinet assures a steady temperature with no fluctuations.
Also, if the cabinet is to be located in an unheated room – a garage, outhouse etc, check that the cabinet is fitted with a heating function as well as a cooling function.
For large volume capacity requirements, we propose our Espace Walk-in Wine Cellars and Cavispace Walk-in Wine Cellars.
These self-contained wine rooms are made from aluminium-backed insulated panels which can be assembled in almost any space and are supplied with everything you need, including the racking and a thick mat which might just prevent the bottle from breaking if you should drop it !
A Monobloc cellar conditioner regulates the temperature to 12 or 13 degrees Celsius – ideal
cellar temperature for storing reds and whites long-term. No plumbing or drainage is required, only a 13-amp power supply. Capacity from 600 – 4140 bottles.
Where is Coldest Compartment on Dual Zone Wine Cabinets?
Q. With your dual temperature wine cabinets is the upper compartment always the coldest area?
A. Yes, the upper compartment is for white wine and champagne at ready-to-serve temperature and you can adjust the temperature between 5 – 12 degrees Celsius.
We suggest you set the temperature to 7 degrees Celsius. Too cold and you won’t taste the wine properly!
The lower compartment is for reds at ready-to-serve temperature.
We suggest you set the temperature to 16 Celsius to get the best out of the reds.
Too warm and the wine becomes rather flabby.
Do Freestanding Wine Cabinets Need Fixing to the Wall?
Q. Do your wine cabinets have to be fitted to the wall?
A. Vin Garde wine cabinets are front-venting, so can be pushed right up against a wall at the rear.
No fixing is required as the wine cabinets are comparable to upright fridge freezers.
Why do wine cabinets have heating and cooling functions?
Q. I notice some of your wine cabinets have heating as well as cooling functions, why is this?
A. This is for those customers who wish to keep their cabinet in an unheated room such as a garage or barn.
In the winter the ambient temperature will drop below the set temperature.
In these circumstances, a heater will gently come on to stop the temperature inside the cabinet from dropping below the set temperature.
Which is Best a Single Temperature Wine Cabinet or a Dual Temperature Wine Cabinet?
Q. I am not sure whether I need to buy a single temperature wine cabinet or a dual temperature wine cabinet?
A. The single temperature cabinets are designed for long-term storage of ALL types of wine – red, white & champagne, at perfect cellar temperature – 12 or 13 degrees Celsius.
The dual temperature cabinets are designed to keep your wines at their respective ready-to-serve temperature:-
Upper compartment for whites and champagnes ready-to-serve. You can adjust the temperature between 5 – 12 degrees Celsius and we recommend 7 degrees.
Lower compartment for reds ready-to-serve. You can adjust the temperature between 12 – 18 degrees Celsius and we recommend 16 degrees.
Should Red and White Wine Be Stored Separately?
Q. When storing red and white wine is there any need to keep all the reds together and all the whites together?
A. All wines – red, white, champagne, should be cellared at 12 or 13 degrees Celsius. This allows the wine to reach perfect maturity and once matured to stay in tip-top condition. So you can keep all types of wine in the same place at the same temperature.
Returning Bottles of Wine to a Wine Cellar
Q. If I take a bottle of red wine out of my cellar with the intention of drinking it in the next couple of days and I don’t get around to opening it, is it better to drink it within the next few weeks or is it OK to put it back in storage?
A. Return the bottle to the cellar and there should be no harm done, unless the bottle had been subjected to extremes of temperature whilst out of the cellar. Don’t let this happen to often though as wine does not do well with yo-yo temperature fluctuations.