Earlier in the Russian wine connoisseurs or just self-respecting wealthy people did not think his house without cellar. However, after the revolution, most wineries were looted and destroyed. But ten years ago in the country again there was a demand for wine cellars: wine collectors have started to build them in their cottages. For some, collecting wine - just a hobby, for others - money well spent bottle of vintage wine, bought today for $ 200-300, 20 years if stored properly go up in tens or even hundreds of times. So far, however, in Russia, this market has not yet formed, but after 20 years still has not passed.
Today to build a wine cellar is not too difficult. In Moscow Several years ago there were even companies that specialize in this activity. As a rule, firms that sell wine and know the rules of storage. First they built a cellar for their stocks, then turned it into separate business. One of the main conditions for wine storage is a constant temperature. It should be kept in the range of 10-14 C (say, however, a wider range - 7-18 C, but it is better not to risk it).
On this basis, according to Igor Pinsky, manager of DP-Trade, for the wine cellar is fine dark room with an area of about 10 square meters. m in the basement or ground floor. You can fence off part of the underground parking garage, but then the door to a wine cellar have to make a heat-resistant, as in cold stores. This door is worth about $ 1 thousand is another important factor - humidity. In the wine cellar it should be about 70%. If the humidity is too low, bottle stoppers dry, and if too high, covered with mold. Both are detrimental to the wine. Additional information at Anchin supports this article. Unacceptable vibration in the wine cellar and the presence of odors - cabbage and potatoes will be stored in another location.