Do you appreciate a good glass of wine with a meal while relaxing outdoors on your patio or while entertaining friends? Do you wish you had the kind of set-up that allowed you to collect, display and access your wine more easily? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then it may be time to consider creating a wine bar in your house. But there’s much more to a wine bar than simply finding a spot for your wine, so let’s take a look at some of the top tips.
Choose the Location Carefully
The first step is to figure out where your wine bar will be located in your house. Ideally, it’s in a spot that is easily accessible, especially while entertaining. Keep in mind you don’t need a lot of space, so there’s no need to clear a room. There are plenty of sleek and small storage options available that are perfect for small spaces.
Don’t Have Room for a Bar? Use a Bar Cart
Speaking of small spaces, there’s no need to stress if you don’t have room for a full bar as a bar cart is just as effective and functional yet uses a fraction of the space. Look for a cart on wheels so you can move it around the room as needed.
A Wine Fridge Is a Must
Not every wine requires chilling, but certainly, you’ll have at least a few bottles that are best kept in a fridge. A wine fridge provides dedicated slots for the bottles so they are stored properly, and you can look for one that allows you to customize the temperature by choosing just the right setting for the type of wine you’re storing in the fridge.
Make Sure You’ve Got a Variety of Wine
For the wine bar to feel fully functional and professional, it’s necessary to have a good variety of wine. This means stocking it with your favorites as well as new-to-you wine, trendy wine, a wine that takes into consideration dietary restrictions such as keto wines and wine that is meant to impress and please your guests. This also means a balanced selection of white, red, rose, and sparkling wine is necessary.
Re-Stock Wine as Necessary
Once your wine bar is set up and ready to be used, the final tip is to stay on top of restocking it. You never want to let your wine collection get too low, so once you have a few bottles emptied, it’s time to restock. If you’re particular about the wine you like, you can also keep an inventory list so that you know what has been used and what needs replacing. You can also track which wines you weren’t a fan of so that you don’t purchase them again.
Don’t Forget the Accessories and Bar Tools
Finally, there are the accessories and bar tools. This includes such things as your wine glasses, which you will want to purchase in various styles and sizes. You may also want to invest in a professional-looking corkscrew stand that makes opening wine a breeze or an automatic wine opener. A vacuum wine saver and preserver will keep opened bottles fresh until they can be enjoyed. And a decanter is perfect for serving guests and enhances the flavor of the wine – red wine in particular.
Using all of these tips will ensure that you’re able to create a beautiful and functional wine bar in your home that you get lots of use. It’s also something you can expand and add more accessories to in the future.