Wine is life, and as such, you must consider proper storage if you have or want to start a collection of your own. So where do you put it? Here are some amazing examples of hidden wine cellars that will make you think twice about storing your vino next to the pickles your grandmother made for you.
The above is actually a package you can purchase, and comes in just under $30K. Ouch. Installation not included. Double Ouch. Buuuuut, the idea is simple in essence. A spiral staircase, a trap door, shelving, and a whole lot of wine. If you dig this into the ground, it will actually maintain the temperature without any further costs. You could probably get a local contractor to do something similar, and run this down from your kitchen to your basement for under five thousand dollars. Fancy it?
As you can see, these other spiral cellars also have clear glass trap doors, so when you lock your husband or wife inside for being an ass, they can give you a dirty look as you dangle a corkscrew in front of them.
Another option (that actually makes a lot of sense) is to put your cellar under your staircase. Many times, there is already a room, so why not jazz it up and add some vino? The important things are to keep it at the correct temperature (below room temperature) and not too much light.
I don’t recommend using the trunk of your car as a wine cellar. You’re asking for trouble.
You could, however, make a secret agent secret entrance to your wine cellar. This cool example was made with a stone clad door, and they even staggered the rock to hide the seam. A keen DIYourselfer could make this happen.
This last one is not hidden. It’s just awesome.