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.
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.