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Q. What locations does All About Wine Cellars service?
A. All About Wine Cellars has completed projects throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Call us today to discuss your wine cellar needs.
Q. What role does humidity play in wine storage?
A. Wine is a natural, perishable food product. Left exposed to heat, light, vibration or fluctuations in temperature and humidity, all types of wine can spoil. When properly stored, wines not only maintain their quality but many actually improve in aroma, flavor, and complexity as they mature.
Q. How does a wine cellar work?
A. The heart of a wine cellar is the climate conditions. (If budget is a concern, most money should be allocated to proper insulation and cooling - wine racks can always be added at a later date.) The thermostat from your chosen cooling unit will sense temperature variation, causing the cooling unit to turn on and off as needed to maintain constant temperature.
Q. Where would I put a wine cellar?
A. Residential wine cellars can be built in basements, crawl spaces, under steps, in dining rooms, in kitchens… The possibilities are endless.
Q. If I have a basement, don't I just need racking?
A. Not necessarily. Your basement may be cooler than the rest of the house, but it still experiences temperature swings that will damage the wine. Wine Cellars are typically built in basements which are naturally cooler than the rest of your house, so as you can save energy and money.
Q. Is a wine cellar expensive to build?
A. Some cellars will be more expensive than others. Technical choices and decorative features will be the largest determining factors. A wine cellar is an investment designed to protect an even more valuable asset: your wines.

A wine cellar or wine room is a highly personalized architectural addition to your home so every wine cellar is unique. Many design and construction factors affect the cost including room size and bottle capacity, build-out or renovation, architectural and design features, type of racks/flooring/door/cooling system. All About Wine Cellars' goal is to create a home for your collection that is technically perfect, aesthetically pleasing, and within your budget.
Q. What type of cooling system should I use?
A. Several types of systems exist, but they fall into threecategories: through the wall, ductless split-systems and ducted systems. The through-the-wall system is the least expensive; it compromises aesthetics, can be noisy, and in some cases, needs a separate humidifier to control the room's humidity. It is mounted through the wall of the wine cellar and exhausts into another room. The ductless split-system requires a drain line from the unit mounted in the wine cellar to drain to another indoor or outdoor location; this system also works best with a humidifier. A ducted system is the most complete system due to the fact that it controls the temperature and humidity with one unit. The exhaust is fully ducted out of the wine cellar to an outdoor location.
Q. Which species of wood do you recommend?
A. All of our racking, boxes, and bins are completed in Mahogany. This wood is visually stunning and does not require lacquer, sealers, or stains that can jeopardize your wine collection through cork contamination, ensuring a natural, fume-free finish. The natural finish is necessary for long-term wine storage. In addition to Mahogany there are numerous other hard and softwood options available to clients.
Q. Is it possible that I may contact your clients?
A. Clients names are available upon request.
Q. How do you handle installation if it is not a turnkey project?
A. All About Wine Cellars prefers to do the installation. Custom wine cellar designs can become very complex and create many challenges during installation. Inexperienced installers can cause a less than perfect final product. Therefore at All About Wine Cellars we offer installation that is handled by a team of skilled, trained trim carpenters and contractors.