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Turn Any Space into Your Dream Wine Room

Wine storage requires space. Some are lucky enough to have plenty in their homes, but if you live in a small apartment or condominium, you may have limited options. But you’re not out of luck; there are some unsuspecting places that can be transformed into an impressive wine room. It’s not necessary to have a …

Vigilant Designs Custom Wine Cabinets for Hawaiian Resort

Vigilant constructed these custom wine cabinets for the new Bali Hai restaurant at the Hanalei Bay Resort in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii. The former Bali Hai restaurant was destroyed by fire in 2011, and we were contacted by Jim Mehta and Ed Colson of HBR Enterprises in Hanalei, Hawaii to help in restoring the restaurant.

DON’T LOSE MONEY buying cheap retail shelving

If you are in the process of researching retail wine shelving for your new or existing wine store, there are many important factors to consider in addition to price. The cheapest option may not offer you the best value. Following are some of the key components we at Vigilant think are critical and are taken …

Anatomy of a Refrigerated Wine Cabinet

An elegant restaurant experience is created through a combination of dining room atmosphere, food presentation, interesting flavors, and wine. For clubs and restaurants with large wine collections, this means keeping wine bottles at perfect temperatures for serving and for long term storage. An increasingly popular appliance for the industry is the refrigerated wine cabinet. If …

Answering the Wine Temperature Dilemma

Having your wine stored under perfect conditions in your home or business can present many challenges. First, there is not one magic temperature that is perfect for all wines at all times. Are you storing old-growth Bordeaux’s for the long term or a Chardonnay for dinner tonight? Maybe you are doing both. For simplicity, we’ll …

What is wine cellar furniture and do I need it?

While not essential, adding a few pieces of furniture when you draw up your wine cellar design can add a cozy touch to the room and give you a convenient place to sit and sip your wine. A table and a few chairs is usually sufficient. Vigilant offers a complete line of wine cellar tables …

What are my cabinetry options when building my own wine cellar?

Cabinetry is one of the first things to consider when you make plans to build your own wine cellar. The racks that hold your wine collection, whether in bottles or cases, are the single most important factor in your design. Cabinets also function to hold wine glasses, wine accessories and your library of wine books. …

Building a Wine Cellar?

If you are thinking about building a wine cellar, there are a few important details to go over prior to making the final decision. The decision to build or not to build extends beyond the desire to store wine or entertain to the climate conditions where you live to the potential equity you are adding …

What are some useful wine cellar accessories?

Sure, you expect a home wine cellar to be filled with bottles and cases of wine, but it’s the wine cellar accessories, that really individualize a wine room and maximize its usefulness. Wine Tools – Every wine cellar should include a couple of quality wine openers. You don’t want to have to run to the …