Wine drinkers in the state of Maryland know their stuff. They want great wine when they go out to dine and drink at local eateries. Although every restaurant is going to have a wine list, more and more establishments are recognizing the importance of displaying commercial wine racks, showcasing their wine options to their customers. A new office for Coastal Custom Wine Cellars has opened in the Baltimore area to help these bars and restaurants stay competitive.
More Restaurant Visitors Want Wine
A beautiful wine display showcases selection
It used to be that wine was the province of fine dining. Family restaurants featured beer and other casual drinks. But now diners in all price points are looking for a good vintage when they eat out. A recent article at Restaurant Sciences says that “wine sales in quick service restaurants grew 10.2%” over the previous year.
Still, a lover of fine wines might be hesitant to sample the selection at his favorite local bistro. A highly visible custom commercial wine display can help educate a restaurant’s clientele, helping to build trust, communicating to the public that this casual restaurant or bar can be a great place to order wine.
Custom Wine Storage Racks
This is where owner Jerry Wilson comes in, a veteran constructor of commercial custom wine cellars, racks, and displays. His wide selection of racks and his ability to design for any type of space offers restaurants, bars, and commercial wine establishments what’s needed to market their fine selections.
His years of master craftsmanship can add just the right vibe to your commercial space. Whether it’s beautiful wood work, dramatic lighting, or a perfectly controlled refrigeration system that’s needed, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars can meet the demands of any commercial space. His new design & installation office in the Baltimore area now services all of Maryland, making
the execution of commercial projects more convenient for any restaurant interested in upgrading their wine image.
Commercial Custom Wine Cellars Now in Baltimore
New Baltimore location for Coastal Custom Wine Cellars
More and more wine collectors are investing in residential wine cellars to display their favorite vintages. Custom wine cellar designs installed and built in New Jersey and the rest of the east coast have their own distinct features incorporated with the owner’s custom design.
One of the key features of the room is the long sweeping area under the stairwell. The under-the-stairs room used for the conversion is 9 feet high (tallest point) and 4 feet wide. With this small space, Coastal wanted to maximize space for wine storage, so they knocked the wall out a bit to increase the wine room’s depth. This custom wine cellar’s final storage capacity was 518 wine bottles which is very impressive for such a limited space.
Vintage View and Mahogany Custom Wine Racks
On the left side of this California custom wine cellar is a metal racking display. By using Vintage View metal wine racks, Coastal was able to add more storage space into the wine room because of its 4” profile. The metal wine racks added drama to the room and were finished with black satin which was chosen to complement the unique style of this home in Flax Court.
The racking on the right wall was custom built in Mahogany. A rustic stain with a clear lacquer, top coat, and finish were added by Coastal to enhance the beauty of the wooden wine racks.
A ductless split refrigeration system was installed by Arctic Metalworks. With the condenser placed outdoors on the rooftop, the wine cellar cooling system is efficient and quiet. A specially constructed lattice style mahogany grill box and cover was use to conceal the evaporator. When it comes to quality commercial grade wine cooling systems, Artic Metalworks can be trusted.
Are you planning to start your own custom wine cellar project in New Jersey or California? Please feel free to contact Custom Wine Cellars New Jersey at +1 (732) 722-5466 and look for Mr. Jerry Wilson. To view more of their wine cellar projects, click here.
New Jersey wine cellars are designed to provide the best possible environment for storing and aging wines for a long period of time. They are equipped with wine cooling systems that help regulate temperature and humidity levels. Modern wine cellars not only function as storage spaces for wines but also serve as ideal locations for conducting wine tasting parties.
Deciding to install a wine cellar requires looking into several important things that can greatly enhance the efficiency and aesthetic quality of the New Jersey wine storage room. Among the primary elements to consider are the size and location of the wine cellar, type of racking systems, flooring material, type of entry door, and lighting system.
The actual physical location of the wine cellar is essential to the project because this will help determine the amount of insulation and the type of refrigeration system to install. The size and dimensions of the wine cellar depends entirely on the number of wine bottles the owner intends to have and whether or not the storage room should also double as an entertainment area.
The Wine Racking Systems
Racking systems are storage devices that allow owners to display and organize their wine collection. Wine racks are designed to facilitate proper positioning of wine bottles. Wines are stored on their side to keep the cork in contact with the wine, which prevents it from drying out. A dried out cork can promote oxidation and cause the wine to spoil.
Wine racks come in a variety of pre-constructed styles and configurations. Custom built racking systems are also available. Compared to their pre-made counterparts, custom wine racks are usually built on site and are designed to adapt to the architectural constraints of the storage space.
The Wine Cellar Flooring
The flooring material should be durable enough to hold the weight of the storage furniture and the entire wine collection. Carpets are not a good flooring option and must be avoided because they can promote mold growth. Some of the most popular materials in wine cellar flooring are cork, wood, stone, and recycled oak wine barrel.
The Wine Cellar Door & Lighting System
Installing an exterior grade New Jersey wine cellar door is one way to keep the desired climate conditions inside the wine room. In order to maintain an airtight seal, the entry door must have an automatic door bottom and weather stripping on all sides. Common types of wine cellar doors are solid wood, wrought iron, and glass.
WINE CELLAR DOOR & LIGHTING
Light sources in the wine cellar should be bright enough to allow owners to read wine labels and move about the room, but not too bright to generate heat that can cause temperature swings.
LED based lighting is highly recommended for wine cellar use. These bulbs are energy efficient and emit less heat. Adding dimmer switches and light timers not only reduce energy costs but also minimize exposure of wines to light.
Commercial Wine Cellar with Stunning and Functional Wine Storage Displays
Restaurant and wine store owners can generate more sales from their business if the right strategies are implemented. One of these strategies is to have a custom-designed commercial wine cellar with stunning and functional wine storage displays.
Commercial wine cellars are designed not only to provide the best storage area for your business’ wine collection but also to create an appealing atmosphere where customers can purchase their favorite vintage.
Simple Tips for Commercial Wine Displays
Commercial Wine Cellar Displays
How you display wines in your store can affect the customer’s decision in purchasing wine. Make sure that you have an organized, convenient and attractive way of showcasing your wines.
Your commercial wine display should be far from sunlight and sources of heat. This will prevent wines from having a “cooked” taste and keep the wine corks from popping.
It is also important to organize wines according to type or region. Organize them in such a way that the labels are facing up in order to make it easier for customers to find what they are looking for. Commercial wine racks are ideally placed in the center of your shop to catch customers’ attention, but make sure that there’s enough space in between individual wine racks.
Both wooden and metal wine racks are used in commercial wine cellars. Both types of wine racks can create a sophisticated look in your wine cellar. Ensure that you purchase quality wine racks to protect your wine collection.
Another way to attract customers to your wines is to put relevant description tags for each wine. Just by glancing at the wine racks, shoppers will be able to get a short description of the wine allowing them to choose between vast selections quickly. Important details such as price, season, and range should be reflected in your wine display.
Where to Get Help for Your Commercial Wine Display
Wine rack displays play a very important role in maximizing the impact of your wine collection to consumers. In order to achieve this, you have to choose a wine cellar builder with extensive experience in the wine cellar industry.
The Kapur’s space was just 152 inches deep and 53 inches wide. Coastal maximized the small storage space by placing the wine racks along the left side and keeping the design simple. Check out the 3D design for the Short Hills, New Jersey custom wine cellar by clicking here.
The Wine Racks & Wood Material
When it comes to wine rack design, a universal opening was used on the top row to store standard size wine bottles. At the bottom of it is a single high-reveal display wine bottle storage. The advantage of this display is easy viewing of the wine labels because it pitches the bottles in a 15-degree angle.
Diamond bin storage at the bottom was made for odd-shaped and large format bottles. Since the Kapurs were on a tight budget, they opted for redwood which was not only affordable but also had the ability to maintain proper air circulation in and around the bottles.
The lattice design was created using 1 x 2 inch redwood slats. Another feature of this New Jersey custom wine cellar is the table top which allows a surface wherein the Kapur family can pour their favorite vintage.
The wine cooling system used for this project was the Whisperkool XLT. This model is reliable, easy to install and a money-saver since no HVAC contractor is needed. It was also an ideal choice for a small-spaced wine room.