They can be. Now the products of SWISSCAVE are available in elegant black – neither too dark nor too pale. This creates the perfect opportunity for your wine cooler to simply stand there and look good; the wine cooler as aesthetic model. Who needs a Giacometti if they’ve got a SWISSCAVE wine cooler?
Like many other food and drink items, in certain conditions wine can create extraneous odours. Sure, wine is largely protected from this through a glass bottle and cork. However, there are situations in which undesired smells can contaminate wine.
n principle the damper the better. We all know the wine cellars and stores of certain wine producers. Barrels and bottles are placed in vaults, cellars or even caves ranging from the damp to the dripping wet. The air in such an environment is frequently of up to 90% humidity. Often, you can find mould on the walls and in the corners in these places, and sometimes even on bottles stored for a long time.
How often do we see wine ‘exhibited’ in living rooms, restaurants, hotels or even wine shops! In bright daylight. In the shop window. Often in direct sunlight. Often for months, if not years. If you examine a bottle like this, it will be evident that the fluid has become clearer, more transparent, and that even its colour has changed.
Wine does not like being disturbed. Wine should not be subjected to shaking or jolting. The older the wine, the more sensitive it is to any jarring. So, this begs the question – what about transporting wine? Wine dealers ship cases of wine via courier or postal service – what does that do to the wine? Does it not get agitated, at least slightly, during transport?
When the topic of conversation is wine storage, a lot of time is spent on the “right” temperature and how important it is to not be too warm, nor too cold, and stable. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with that discussion, except that with all the attention given to temperature, the most important factors are often overlooked.
Wine coolers come in all shapes and sizes, from units that only hold a few bottles to those that will not fit through a regular sized door with a capacity for hundreds of bottles. During this discussion, it has come to light that people who like wine, and have an interest in storing wine, generally see their wine collection grow over the years. There is a vast array of wines available; you may start collecting several different vintages of the same wine; and, most of all, one starts to store wine.
The times when almost all 0.75 litre wine bottles were the same standard size are definitely over. Over the last few years, bottle shapes and lengths that often deviate far from the norm have become more established. This leads to new challenges for wine storage, and particularly for wine storage in wine coolers.
SWISSCAVE wine coolers allow extendable racks to be easily removed and replaced. No tools are required. Removing the rack: Note the small plastic springs of the metal guides on both sides of the extended rack. (See picture).