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CAD Design

6/5/2019 9:52 AM

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Custom Glass Wine Cellar 3D CAD Design by Vinotemp

Vinotemp has worked with homeowners, designers, and builders all over the world to provide beautiful, functional, and one-of-a-kind wine cellars for our clients.

Many of these projects begin in our CAD department where we create 2D and 3D renderings of our customers’ future wine cellars or cabinets. From small lower-capacity cellars to larger multi-room cellars, each CAD drawing includes full capacity and dimension data. Larger cellars can benefit by seeing the design from a 3D perspective.

Prior to contacting us for a design and custom quote, we ask that you have the following information ready:

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

5/24/2019 1:34 PM

Father’s Day is just a few weeks away.

If dad is a fan of spirits, wine, and entertaining, we have curated gift ideas he is sure to love. Check out our shopping guide below.


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Epicureanist’s Helix Whiskey Glasses, $21.95
Featuring a patented design, each glass spins and aerates the whiskey for you. Aerating the whiskey helps to unlock its unique flavors.


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Charcuterie Board Inspiration

5/24/2019 12:09 PM

Spring and summer weather create the perfect setting for outdoor entertaining.

Pair a delicious charcuterie board with some wine for an easy to prepare menu your guests are sure to enjoy. Your cheese board may serve as a light meal or as the appetizer. Below we are giving you a cheat sheet with tips on what to include, how to assemble, a sample menu, and some of our favorite cheese boards.



Staples of a charcuterie board include:

• Bread or crackers in a range of textures from crunchy to crisp
• Cured meats (appetizer portion: 2-4 oz/light meal portion: 5-6 oz) – salami, prosciutto, chicken liver mousse, pork rillette, and soppressata are good options
• Cheese – brie, burrata, mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, sharp cheddar, goat cheese, and pepper jack are popular choices
• Olives, pickles, artichokes
• Nuts – almonds, cashews, pistachios, etc
• Dried or fresh fruit and vegetables
• Jelly, jam, and/or honey
• Dips/sauces like hummus, olive oil, etc.


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Wine Cellar Spring Cleaning

5/23/2019 12:45 PM

Now is the perfect time to make it a new goal to dive deep into your wine cellar and make it more efficient than ever.

We have created a checklist for you to not only clean up, maintain, and update your cellar, but to also learn more about wine and share that knowledge with others. The goal is not to overwhelm yourself, but instead set your wine cellar up for success so that you may enjoy every drop of wine to its fullest.


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Clean Your Cellar

1. It is important to maintain order in your cellar by making sure bottles stay organized.
2. Know what bottles you have. This will make it easier to plan what you want to drink and what you need or don’t need to buy.
3. Physically investigate your collection. It is important to check your stored bottles for leaks or damages to the corks to ensure they are aging properly and that the quality of the wine is not compromised.
4. Dispose of expired or damaged wine. Most wines have a window of time in which they should be consumed. Whether you drink it, share it, or gift it, make sure that someone is enjoying the wine at its peak, or at least before its aromas and bouquets start to decline.


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Have you outgrown your current wine storage solution?

Is it on your bucket list to have your very own wine cellar? Perhaps you’ve graduated into purchasing more complex wines that would benefit from aging. If you’re ready to make the leap into cellaring, beginning a custom wine storage project can be a daunting task with much to consider. To make things simple, we have compiled a list of the basics to keep in mind before you commit and invest in your own project.


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Industrial Veneer Wine Cooler


Before you pick up the phone or send an email to one of our helpful Vinotemp consultants, consider your budget. What can you afford? Do you need to get a loan from a financial institution or family member? How much are you willing to invest? While it is good to remain flexible, it is also wise to set a limit on your spending. Expenses to keep in mind include racks, proper lighting, insulation, a cooling system, decoration, and of course, wine! No matter the size of your budget, Vinotemp has plenty of options to meet your wine storage needs.


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Wine Cellar Specifications

5/23/2019 10:07 AM

Today we outline some cellar construction basics to consider prior to beginning your cellar project.

Please remember that each wine cellar is unique and some of these elements may or may not apply.
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Custom wine cellar CAD drawing by Vinotemp

Room Construction

Locate your wine cellar in a room with no direct exposure to sunlight/heat, at least one external wall, and ventilation.

Wine cellars should be built using standard 2x4 or 2x6 construction methods and ceiling joists following the guidelines of local and state codes. As a general rule, thicker cellar walls provide a higher insulation factor and will help to ensure that your collection stays at a consistent temperature.


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An in-house wine cellar used to be basic wine racking installed in a basement.

An in-house wine cellar used to be basic wine racking installed in a basement. Over the past few decades, wine cellars have evolved into a luxurious addition that will add value to your home while making a distinct statement about one’s personal style. When it comes to design, anything goes. Some may prefer a traditional style wine cellar, while others want a more modern look. Today we are rounding up some of our favorite design trends to provide you with some inspiration.

Luxe Modern

Modern wine cellars break from traditional wood wine racking to incorporate acrylic cubicles, glass, suspended cable racking, and metal pegs. Bottles appear to be floating, giving the cellar some airy appeal. The overall look is luxurious, like each wine is a jewel on display.


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Custom Acrylic Wine Cellar by Vinotemp


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Wine Merchandising Basics

5/15/2019 9:11 AM

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Custom Wine Storage by Vinotemp at Gunter Seeger NY Restaurant, New York (photo by: Oleg March)


Whether opening a new wine shop, setting up bottles in the tasting room of a winery, restaurant, or thinking about how to arrange bottles in your personal cellar, learning how to properly merchandise wine can help you stay organized, add to the aesthetics of your space, and drive sales. Vinotemp has gathered the basics to help you get started.


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Having the correct balance of temperature and humidity is vital in the proper storage and aging of wine.

This means that, during the winter months, wine should be protected from sub-freezing temperatures. Due to its alcohol content, wine has a lower freezing temperature than most other fluids, but it can still happen in extreme conditions. Have you ever placed a bottle of wine in the freezer only to forget that it was in there? You may have returned to find that your beautiful bottle of chardonnay had transformed into a bit of a “Winecicle”. The same thing can happen when the ambient temperature of a cellar drops too low.



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Make the most out of your wine cellar and create your wine racking system for maximum storage, functionality, and visual appeal.

Whether you have a large basement cellar or a small space within your home transformed for your wine collection, no cellar is complete or functional without wine racks. From all-wood wine racking built for bulk storage to wall-mounted racks that display your finest labels, the right racking design can help you maximize your storage space and cellar functionality while adding to the ambiance and visual appeal of your space.


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Custom Cable Wine Racking by Vinotemp


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