Experiencing real growth on the wine market are wines from Australia like 19 Crimes, a hyper-innovative brand that also features augmented reality labels which "come alive" when you download the 19 Crimes app. The criminal featured on the bottle describes why he landed in an Australian prison in this clever brand capitalizing on its Aussie origins. Pinot noir and chardonnay from this warm weather wine region continue to rise in popularity.
With an overall rising interest in organic food and food origins, the natural and biodynamic wine craze is growing. Grown or made with little or no chemicals or preservatives natural wine tends to be cloudier, fizzier, more acidic and smellier than conventional wines, but consumers are responding to that robust, unusual flavor profile.
Custom wine cabinets highlight one of the seating areas in the Beckrew Wine House in Houston's Upper Kirby District. High-top tables are paired with white leather barstools for intimate seating, while stained concrete floors ground the space.
A finished basement is a dependable enough investment by itself — but adding a luxury wine cellar is an increasingly popular remodeling project that also adds value and is even becoming a baseline expectation in some markets. Spend your money wisely to get the best return: “The most important feature of a wine cellar is temperature control,” says Mike Tenhulzen, owner of Tenhulzen Residential, who installed the cellar shown here. “A reliable chiller with humidity control is well worth the initial investment, and LED lighting is ideal because it doesn’t give off any heat.” Also, make sure you go the extra mile to treat the perimeter of the room properly with vapor barriers, weatherstripping and insulation in order to protect your precious cargo.
Love pallets and wine? This set of two wine racks from Del Hutson Designs combines the two. Made of 100% reclaimed wood, each rack can hold eight wine bottles and up to nine stemmed wine glasses for the ultimate in pallet vino storage.
This luxurious home in Atlanta, Ga., features a glamorous wine cellar. Glass doors provide beautiful views of the homeowners' collection, while black-and-white tiles ground the space. A cool, sophisticated chandelier brings in light.
A small coat closet was torn out and revamped into this refrigerated wine cellar, complete with porcelain tiled surfaces that resemble wood texture and a chrome cable system that's suspended via bolts in the ceiling and floor. The 8-foot-tall entrance is outfitted with a commercial-grade glass door and chrome frame reminiscent of what's used for hotel elevators.
This whimsical wine rack floats bottles upside down, giving new meaning to the phrase, "Bottoms up!" Friends and family are sure to ask where you got this rustic wine rack. Tell them it's available at Dot & Bo.