在家中修建一个酒窖不仅有利于你进行红酒收藏,更会令你的房产升值。目前有很多酒窖定制公司可以帮助你充分利用房屋结构,设计出你想要的酒窖风格。正如红酒收藏能显示出独特的品味,你的私人酒窖也将展现出你非同反响的个性。


Putting a wine cellar in your home has innumerable benefits for your wine collection and the value of your home. Many companies can help you customize your wine cellar so you can make the most of your home’s structure while also getting the style of cellar you desire. Customization ensures your individual tastes can be reflected in the cellar in the same way as your wine collection reflects your personal tastes.

 

Customized Wine Cellars – A Practical Addition to Any Home
家居新主张:定制酒窖


文/Sarah  翻译/Lydia

 

 

Anyone with a small collection of quality wines or with an avid interest in wine should consider building a wine cellar in their home. Wine cellars keep wine at the ideal temperature and humidity and prevent any major fluctuations, which can ruin the wine. This allows the wine to age properly. Even wines that do not need to age very long can benefit from being stored in a cellar’s optimum conditions. Having your own wine cellar allows you to purchase any type of wine you want without having to worry about its quality decreasing in your home or trying to find a different place to store it. It also allows you to buy quality wines in bulk because you know you will have a place to properly store the wine as it ages.

Aside from these obvious benefits for the wine, a wine cellar will also make your home more valuable. If you ever choose to sell your home, the resale value would be much higher. For the more serious wine collectors, a cellar allows you to do things with your collection you could not do before. You can host wine events in your home and you can let your wine age appropriately and begin to sell it. Not only are the benefits for the wine and for your lifestyle immeasurable, but cellars can also be customized to fit each person’s unique styles and desires and can be a great addition to any house. The Antique Wine Company, a company based in London and Hong Kong that has designed cellars all over the world, says, “The experience of going in a wine cellar and choosing the bottle for ones dinner is something unique. Wine gets better with age and for anyone who wishes to collect wine it is best to purchase wines when they are young and let them mature in the cellar.  They can then open one bottle every year (from a full case) and see how the wine develops.  A cellar is also a great way to share your passion with friends.”

Custom wine cellar designers will work with you to meet your wants and needs and to ensure your vision coincides with the structural aspects of your home.. Sometimes, the designer will help you select the best professionals who he or she knows will build your cellar exactly how you want it. The Custom Cellar Co, a company based in Napa Valley, California, promises on their website to offer full service design and consultation to serious collectors and to work closely with other professionals selected for your project. The Custom Cellar Co ensures they will work with your home's specific needs and will create a long list of information about how they can best work with you. The Custom Cellar Co has built cellars in the United States, Greece, England, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Mexico.

Other times, the designer will employ his or her own professionals to build your cellar. The Antique Wine Company writes on their website, “Our construction partners are master builders who over the past 50 years have constructed some of the greatest wine cellars at chateaux, palaces, wineries, hotels, and luxury private residences in Europe, Asia and North America. We will also ensure that the new cellar is equipped to provide the perfect environmental conditions (temperature and humidity) to ensure that your wine will mature perfectly.”

Regardless of whether the company helps you find professionals or brings in their own team, you will have a variety of options for the finished product. Cave Hugo Royal, a company based in Shanghai, writes on their website, “We will be according to the diverse needs of different customers using a variety of artistic practices, focusing on space, function, light and shade, light and shade, hue, so we will…be able to reflect the client’s unique aesthetic concept and life quality.” For example, when working with Cave Hugo Royal the custom process is usually divided into three stages: the preparation stage, construction stage and post stage. In the preparation stage, the company will confirm the site, drawings and design sketches, decoration style and decoration plan with the customers. This is a process of two-way communication with customers in order to ensure the style the customers demands are feasible. The construction stage includes construction, processing the floors and walls of the cellar, customizing shelves and doors and installing most of the equipment. The post stage involves the installation of the final minor systems and artwork, the first trial of the cellar and the completion of the project. It can also involve post-maintenance. In terms of the “post-maintenance,” Miss Yuan, head of the Marketing Department in Cave Hugo Royal, said they will pay regular return visits to clients to ensure everything works properly and to cooperate with wine professionals to optimize the functions of the cellar. In addition to these regular visits, if the customers encounter any difficulties in using the cellar, they can call customer service directly; the customer service staff will provide professional product knowledge and answer any questions. If the problems cannot be solved on the phone, they will arrange a visit from home-service maintenance staff as soon as possible.

Cave Hugo Royal says it can create a luxury, simple, or modern style cellar for its clients. Similarly, The Antique Wine Company differentiates between traditional and contemporary cellars. Custom cellar companies can grant almost any with you may have for your cellar, provided it is structurally feasible. The Antique Wine Company once designed a cellar at the top of a 30 story building in Mexico City. The cellar not only provides a home for the wine, but also gives great views of the city and the mountains. The Custom Cellar Co designed a cellar for the chairman of Hewlett Packard that was three levels. The cellar has overhead bridges and mirrored ceilings.
When building your cellar, there are a multitude of intricate choices to be made depending on how exactly you would like the room to be decorated. For example, your cellar could include tables, special displays, custom cabinets, archways, lattices or corner alcoves, just to name a few things. For clients who are unsure of what their future holds in the wine world, The Custom Cellar Co always includes room for expansion in their building plans. If you think your love of wine might outgrow your cellar, this company always makes sure it will be easy to add more space in the future.

For those who are interested in “going green”, there are even ways to make your wine cellar environmentally friendly. Most companies only use wood from forests that have been certified as sustainable. It is best to inquire with individual companies about their environmentally friendly practices. The Custom Cellar Co and Cave Hugo Royal both use wood from sustainable forests. The Antique Wine Company can use these materials if the client specifically requests it.
If you have an interest in wine and even the smallest collection, you should look into customizing your own wine cellar. It will help you develop your interest and will introduce you to new contacts in the world of wine. If you enjoy your new cellar, you can expand it further, deepening your love for this interesting drink. Cave Hugo Royal says customizing your own cellar will improve your quality of life. Similarly, Paul Wyatt of The Custom Cellar Co says a wine cellar will offer you a haven from the real world and will make a definitive statement about the taste and perspicacity of the collector.

No two wines are ever exactly the same, and with customization, no two wine cellars have to be either.

如果你是一个热衷于收藏美酒的人,你可以考虑在家中建一个私人酒窖。因为酒窖能为酒的储藏提供恒温恒湿的理想环境,避免温度和湿度的变动可能对酒造成的致命伤害,让红酒在适当的条件下成熟。即使是那些不需要长时间储存的红酒,也将得益于酒窖所提供的最佳存储条件。拥有你自己的酒窖使你可以购买任何你想要的酒,而不必担心酒的品质会因为家里的储存环境而降低,也不必特意找一个合适的地方来储存。你可以一次购买很多好酒,因为你知道在你的家中就有一个地方能让它们变成陈年佳酿。

酒窖除了能够保障酒的品质外,还可以使你的房产升值。如果你要出售房产,其价值会因为酒窖而高出很多。而对于更专业的葡萄酒收藏者而言,一个酒窖能让你做许多和收藏酒相关的事。你可以在家里举行红酒活动,也可以等到你储存的红酒放陈后将它们售出。酒窖不仅对于酒的品质以及生活质量有着不可估量的益处,而且还能根据个人的需求和风格定制,为你的房子锦上添花。Antique Wine 公司的总部位于伦敦和香港,在世界各地都有定制酒窖的业务。他们认为“那种到酒窖中选取一瓶酒来佐餐的感觉是独一无二的。陈年出佳酿,对于任何喜欢收藏酒的人来说,买入没有成熟的酒,让其在自家的酒窖中到达最佳状态,之后每年(从一箱中)打开一瓶观察酒的变化是最好不过的事了。同时,酒窖也是你与朋友分享激情时刻的好地方。”

定制酒窖的设计师将与你一起探讨酒窖的设计以了解你的需求,并确保你理想的效果与房间结构相契合。有时候,设计师会帮助你选择最好的并且完全遵从你意愿的专业人士。总部设在加利福尼亚纳帕山谷(Napa Valley)的Custom Cellar 公司在其网站上承诺,他们会为世界各地的专业红酒收藏者提供全套的设计及咨询服务,并努力与其他专业人士一起合作。他们将根据房子的特点列出一份详尽的清单,用以向客户说明他们将怎样提供最好的服务。 到目前为止,Custom Cellar公司已经在美国、希腊、英国、日本、新加坡、泰国、香港、澳大利亚、马来西亚、台湾以及墨西哥等地建造过酒窖。

设计师也会雇佣其自己的专业团队来建造你的酒窖。Antique Wine公司在其网站上写道,“在过去50年里,我们的合作建筑团队为欧洲、亚洲和北美洲的酒庄、宫殿、酒厂以及豪华私人住所建造了一些最好的酒窖。我们也将保证新的酒窖里装备齐全,提供完美的环境调控(温度和湿度),以保证您的酒在其中完美地成熟起来。”

无论是公司帮助你寻找专业团队,还是公司提供自己的团队,你对最终的成品都拥有多样的选择。法国的Cave Hugo Royal是一个总部在上海的酒窖公司,他们在网站上写道,“我们将根据不同的客户需要而进行不同的艺术实践,侧重在空间、功能、光影、色调上的设计,这样我们设计的酒窖将能反映出客户与众不同的审美理念和生活品质 。”Cave Hugo Royal公司的定制流程总的来说可以分为三个阶段,即前期阶段,进行阶段和后期阶段。前期阶段包括工地现场确认、工程图纸确定、装修风格确定、出效果图,装修方案确定。这是一个与客户充分商量沟通的过程,目的不仅是确定顾客所需的风格,并且要确保设计方案的可行性;进行阶段包括开始进场施工、酒窖地面、墙体处理、层架订做、门体订做、安装设备、调试设备;而后期阶段:安装配套工程、艺术工程、整体工程初验、整体工程试用、整体工程收尾、验收交接、后期维护。对于我们比较关心的“后期维护”问题,Cave Hugo Royal公司市场部负责人袁小姐说,他们会做到定期的回访维护,配合专业的储藏顾问,保证酒窖功能的最优化。客户在使用产品过程中遇到任何问题,可以直接致电客服人员,客服人员也会提供专业的产品知识和问题解答。如果电话无法解决,他们也会尽快安排维修人员上门服务。

Cave Hugo Royal 公司表示能为顾客设计奢华、简约、或是现代风格的酒窖。同样,Antique Wine公司也区分出了传统风格酒窖和当代风格酒窖。酒窖定制公司可以在建筑结构可行的条件下,几乎满足你对酒窖设计提出的任何要求。Antique Wine 公司曾经在墨西哥城的一幢三十层的楼房的楼顶设计了一个酒窖。这个酒窖不只是这些红酒的家,也成为了一个俯瞰城市和群山的美景观景台。Custom Cellar 公司为惠普公司的老总设计了一个三层的酒窖,里面有天桥和镜面的屋顶。

在建造你的酒窖的时候,根据你所希望达到的对房间的装饰效果,你需要做出很多复杂的选择。例如,你的酒窖可能包括桌子、展示台、定制柜,拱门,格子或转角凹室等等。对于不清楚自己将会在酒的收藏这个领域走多远的客户,Custom Cellar 公司总会在其施工计划中预留出用于扩展的空间。如果你觉得现在的酒窖可能满足不了你对红酒日益增长的热爱,这家公司确保以后增加空间并非难事。

对与那些关注“绿色环保”的人而言,也可以建造一个绿色酒窖。目前,大多数公司只使用来自已被认证为可持续森林的木材。最好的方法是向酒窖公司询问他们公司与环保相关的原则。 Custom Cellar 公司 和Cave Hugo Royal公司均声称他们使用来自可持续森林的木材。而Antique Wine公司则可以根据客户的要求选择使用材料。

如果你对红酒有兴趣,即使只是有很少的收藏,你也可以开始尝试给自己定制一个酒窖了。它可以帮助你发展兴趣爱好,并让你在红酒的世界里结交新的朋友。如果你喜欢你的新酒窖,你可以对其进行进一步拓展,以加深你对这种神奇饮品的喜爱。Cave Hugo Royal公司说,拥有属于自己的酒窖会提高你的生活质量。同样,来自Custom Cellar 公司的Paul Wyatt也认为,私人酒窖是让你远离现实世界的心灵港湾,同时也彰显出你作为一个收藏家的敏锐品味。

都说世界上没有两瓶一模一样的红酒,而随着定制酒窖业务的发展,世界上也将不存在两个一模一样的酒窖。

 

 

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