Vintage Cellars of Maryland home improvement & remodeling services include:
- Kitchen Remodeling
- Bathroom Renovations
- Custom Wine Cellar Installations
- Basement Refinishing
- Laundry Room Systems
- Mud Room Renovation
- Professional House Painting
- Sleuter System Installations
- Tile Setting & Installation
Vintage Cellars of Maryland has installed many custom wine cellars in residential homes and commercial businesses throughout Maryland and we have compiled a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.
Q: What are some of the essential components of a custom wine cellar system design?
A: (1) Climate Control (2) Humidity (3) Lighting (4) Type of Racking System
Q: How essential is climate control in the proper storage of wine?
A: Climate control represents the most important component in wine cellar construction. It is the most important factor in cellaring wine because keeping a constant temperature level within your storage area prevents damaging the wine by temperature fluctuation.
Q: Why is humidity a major concern in the proper storage of wine?
A: One of the many concerns when cellaring wine is the relative humidity level of the storage area. Optimal humidity conditions for a cellar are between 50-75%. Humidity levels that are too high can result in the growth of mold, which may ruin the cellar's wood and labels. Conversely, if the humidity is too low, oxygen-rich air may seep into the bottles, resulting in a spoiled vintage collection.
Q: What other factors affect essential proper storage of a wine collection?
A: Wine, like many other food or drink, is tainted and/or altered by light. Its color, taste and smell may be impaired principally by ultraviolet rays after a few weeks of being stored in a brightly lit room. Storage areas shouldn't have any kind of opening that will allow for a constant stream of daylight to enter. Artificial light should only be used when necessary.
Q: What types of materials are used in the racking system of a custom wine cellar?
A: Wood, more specifically, Redwood, has long been a favored material used by racking manufacturers and cellar engineers. Its beauty, availability, versatility and durability make Redwood the optimal building material for use on any racking system. Other options available are the following premium, non-aromatic wood selections which include: Mahogany, Oak, Cherry, Walnut, Maple and Pine.
We have professionally installed the best wine cellars available throughout Maryland including Carroll County, Howard County, Montgomery, Frederick, Anne Arundel, Harford, Anne Arundel and Baltimore MD.