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Before you begin to follow through with your wine cellar plans, calculate the anticipated size of your wine collection.
Count the bottles you currently have stored and figure out how big you would like your collection to be. This will help you to properly estimate the size, cost and materials involved with constructing your wine cellar. Do not mete out your resources on a large wine cellar project if you only plan to keep a few bottles in your home. For this purpose, consider a wine cabinet or racking system in an existing room of your home.
Wine cellars should be constructed for large or growing collections or for those who consistently buy wine in bulk.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|