Wine for long has been perceived as a luxury item, with health benefits derived from antioxidants and polyphenols present in it. Spread across 8000 years of dated cultures, wine has been much loved and cherished. May it be part of rituals, vivid history or family meals, taste for wine has only developed into a profound alcoholic beverage. Today, we witness greater familiarity with wine due to increased consumption, affordability and awareness around healthy lifestyles. The popularity has led immense curiosity among consumers in terms of the various wine assortments and the impact of storage on quality.
Wine storage trends have changed dramatically over the last decade from where they once were. With the advancements in temperature control cooling units, it is now possible to safely store your wine above ground in any variety of spaces. Today’s wine cellars don’t have to be underground or facing north. The advent of technology advancements now enables the wine cellar specialists to design and build wine cellars which can potentially offer ideal wine storage practices.
Being a leader in introducing the latest technologies, Haier has been upgrading its range of wine cellars with state-of-the-art designs and varied other options that are essential for maintaining the taste of the wines. Haier’s new range of classic dual zone wine cellars- WS-137GDAI and WS-53GDAI is a perfect example of luxury and innovation. The new wine cellars are equipped with an innovative design, to store reds and whites in an ideal environment for perfect preservation and ageing of vintage wines.
Designed with premium aesthetic sense, the new high-end wine cellars are packed with innovative technologies that have been introduced keeping in mind the Indian weather and climate. The intelligently designed interior LED lighting system not only consumes less energy but also helps to maintain a perfect ambient temperature in the wine cellars. The internal LED display is also equipped to regulate the temperature between 4 to 18 degrees, which is conducive to preserving the wine quality.
From the recently launched WS-137GDAI and WS-53GDAI to the earlier single cabinet wine cellars JC-87A, JC-117A, JC-162S and JC-356S Haier has been at the forefront of introducing innovations that complements with the changing lifestyles and demands of its customers.
Here is a list of key facts that Haier considered while designing its sleek and elegant wine cellars:
Ideal Storage Conditions: Centuries-old wine culture and production methods have undergone numerous changes throughout history. But one thing has remained unchanged; the necessary conditions for the proper preservation of wine: low and constant temperature, no vibration, no odors and no harmful effects of sunlight.
Humidity level and Temperature: Relative humidity in a wine cellar must be between 50% and 80%. In case the humidity level drops below 50%, the cork will dry out and decrease in volume causing the wine to escape and evaporate. Temperature, on the other hand, is a more delicate issue. Any chosen temperature between 12 - 14˚ C is accepted to be the ideal storage temperature. However, in terms of wine preservation, avoiding fluctuations in temperature is more important than a certain temperature value itself.
Negative effects of Vibration, odor, and light on wine: All vibrations including sound disturb wine. Vibrations undesirably prevent the residue of the chemical reactions of wine to settle. If there are any undesired odors inside the wine cellar, these will also penetrate the wine bottle with the air, causing an eventual reduction in tasting quality. Haier has introduced a one of its kind odourless Wine Cellar. UV rays, on the other hand, deteriorate the complex organic molecules inside wine, disturbing its aging process.
Storage Conditions for different wines: Storage conditions for all wine types -red wines, white wines, dry or sweet wines, even sparkling wines are the same and they can be kept in the same wine cellar. However, serving temperature for each wine type is different.
Design: The design and planning of wine cellars has been carried out by a specialized team with expertise at Haier, keeping in mind our users’ demands. A space should have certain physical conditions (temperature, humidity, vibrations, odors, light etc.) in order to be defined as a wine cellar. Haier’s premium range of wine cellars does justice with its unique and premium aesthetic sense design that complements the décor of a modern home.