It’s quite common these days to see luxury homeowners allocate plenty of living space to accommodate their passion for collecting and enjoying fine wines. If this sounds familiar, here are several features that all wine aficionados can appreciate having at home.
Of course, the most important feature is a place to properly store your collection. Most often, this is seen in the form of a beautifully finished wine cellar that can hold hundreds to thousands of bottles while maintaining the ideal temperature and humidity. Thanks to modern technology, it’s possible to design striking wine storage rooms above ground with climate-controlled technology and high-performance glass that puts your collection on display.
While a cellar is great for storing large quantities of bottles that need years to age, a wine refrigerator is a convenient place to keep the ones that are ready to drink. Whether you have one in your kitchen or your wet bar, a dual-zone wine fridge makes it possible to store reds and whites at separate temperatures and ensure they’re ready to be enjoyed.
While it’s easy to get caught up in how to best store your wine, let’s not forget about the fun part—drinking it. For those who like to host small tasting parties with friends and family, there’s nothing better than having a stylish seating area designed for doing just that. That’s why tasting areas have become a popular feature to find just outside the cellar, where a few people can get together and enjoy good wine with good company.
There are plenty of cool tech gadgets designed for the wine enthusiast, from electronic chillers to preservation systems that allow you to drink a glass without uncorking the bottle. None, perhaps, is as exciting as the WineCab, a robotic sommelier that can select and serve wine from a sleek display case that holds hundreds of bottles.