How to choose a wine cabinet
EuroCave, creator of wine cabinets, designs wine cabinets for all uses and locations.
What functions do I require? What size cabinet is suitable for my requirements? What capacity do I need? What design should I choose?
To find the ideal wine cabinet, it is important to ask yourself the right questions:
> What kind of wine cabinet do I need?
> How many bottles do I need to store in my wine cabinet?
> Where am I going to put my wine cabinet?
> Should my wine cabinet be: free-standing, flush-fitted or built-in?
> What type of door should I choose?
> What internal layout should I choose?
> What lighting should I choose for my wine cabinet?
Depending on what you want your wine cabinet to do, you will choose a wine maturing, serving or multi-function cabinet.
A wine maturing cabinet is a single-temperature cabinet (12°C) which allows you to mature your wine until it reaches its prime.
A wine serving cabinet allows you to bring champagne, red, white, and rosé wines to an ideal serving temperature.
There are several types of wine serving cabinet: 2-temperature cabinets and multi-temperature cabinets.
In addition, multi-function cabinets allow you to both mature your wine until it reaches its prime and bring it to an ideal serving temperature.
To choose the cabinet that best suits your requirements, read more about the differences between wine maturing, serving and multi-function cabinets.
One temperature, for storing and maturing all your wine in the same conditions as those found in a natural cellar, for a short period of time or until the date it is ready for drinking… whilst meeting the criteria essential for storing wine.
2 or 3-temperature
Several temperature compartments, for maturing, chilling and bringing your wine to room temperature.
2-temperature or multi-temperature
They allow you to bring your wine to an ideal serving temperature.
They are suitable for storing wines that are drunk regularly or as an addition to a wine maturing cabinet or natural wine cellar.
2 separate temperature compartments.
Several temperature zones inside the cabinet (5 - 22°C: from the warmest, at the top, to the coolest, at the bottom).
The cabinet size you choose depends on the amount of bottles you wish to store in it.
EuroCave offers a wide selection of cabinet sizes, to allow you to store 12 - 234 bottles.
XS: mini wine cabinets to suit the smallest spaces and allow you to have your bottles readily available (17 bottles)
S: small wine cabinets for storing 30 - 92 bottles
M: average-sized wine cabinets for storing 59 - 169 bottles
L: large wine cabinets for wine collectors, for storing 89 - 234 bottles
The room in which you intend to install your wine cabinet will also be a deciding factor in choosing your cabinet.
Thanks to their design, EuroCave wine cabinets can just as easily be installed in a garage, kitchen or living room.
Choose a simple model for storing your wine in your garage, or a more attractive model for accentuating your bottles in your living room or kitchen.
GARAGE / CELLAR / UTILITY ROOM
Free-standing, in a living room, flush-fitted under a work surface, or built into a custom-made unit...
EuroCave wine cabinets adapt to different installation configurations and in this way blend seamlessly with your interior.
The various wine cabinet formats in this way offer you numerous possibilities and meet your space constraints.
installed directly in a room
FLUSH-FITTED under a work surface or inside a kitchen unit
BUILT-IN into a recess or inside a unit
EuroCave offers a wide range of doors. The different finishes and colours of the door frames in this way adapt to your interior design.
EuroCave glass doors are UV-proofed, allowing to filter out 99% of UV rays.
They are also very well insulated thanks to their build and the type of technical glass used. This guarantees low energy consumption, limits the risk of condensation and guarantees the internal temperature performance given for the cabinet.
Finally, the doors are reversible and fitted with a lock.*
STAINLESS STEEL DOORS
What direction of opening of the door?
EuroCave wine cabinet doors are reversible. The direction of opening of the door is determined by the position of the hinges.
= hinge of the right
= hinge on the left
EuroCave shelves are designed to meet your storage requirements and ensure maximum protection for your bottles, regardless of the type of bottles you own. Our standard equipment or Premium equipment offers you a wide range of configurations, according to the amount of bottles and your storage requirements.
Opt for our sliding shelves to organise your cabinet, our storage shelves to store a maximum amount of bottles, our display shelves to showcase your best bottles or our tasting racks to store your open bottles upright.
Shelves for every requirement:
Sliding shelves facilitate individual access to bottles. Up to 12 bottles depending on the model.
Always fixed, storage shelves allow you to store up to 77 bottles, whilst ensuring that they are completely stable.
Display shelves are designed to display bottles upright and showcase your best labels
Serving shelves allow you to store your open bottles upright.
The EuroCave shelf “PLUS POINT”: The Main du Sommelier bottle support :
The "Main du Sommelier" bottle support, developed by EuroCave, is a structure made from two materials which fastens to the shelf. It protects your bottles from vibration and securely holds them on the shelf. Detachable, it allows you to adapt shelf storage to the size and shape of your bottles.
Depending on the model chosen, EuroCave offers “Premium” optional extras for your wine cabinet for improved design and ease of use.
"Premium" shelves are fitted with soft-close devices for quieter, smoother handling.
Two new shelf fronts are available: light oak or glossy black
Shelf labels in epoxy-coated steel are attached to the shelf, allowing you to identify your wines.
The Premium "Main du Sommelier" bottle support is more attractive.
Wine does not tolerate direct exposure to light and U.V. light can cause an unpleasant taste in wine, known as “goût de lumière”.
A specialist in storing wine for over 40 years, EuroCave works tirelessly with its research and development engineers to offer optimal storage solutions.
With regard to the issues concerning light, the interior lighting in its products is composed of amber-coloured LEDs. This is currently the best lighting available in terms of protecting tannins from degradation by U.V. light.
To allow you to illuminate your fine wines safely, EuroCave offers different lighting solutions depending on the model: LED bulbs, detachable lighting, mood lighting or lighting beneath each shelf.
INDIVIDUAL LIGHTING beneath each shelf
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