If you’re looking for the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to build a wine cellar in your own home, the spiral cellar is for you. A watertight, pre-cast cylindrical system is sunk into the ground, and can be located anywhere, from your kitchen to your conservatory, workshop to your study. Designed to keep up to 1,600 bottles in ideal storage conditions, it relies on the surrounding earth for its insulation, like a traditional cellar, plus an ingenious airflow system, requiring no power to maintain the constant optimal temperature (10°C, plus or minus five degrees with no fluctuations) and humidity (70% to prevent the cork from drying out). Once you pay for the cellar, there are no additional costs, except for the wine itself, of course. A cellar is the only way of ensuring that the wine you’re drinking is in ideal condition, so if you always like to have a few dozen bottles around the place and tend to keep bottles for months or years before drinking them, you need a cellar to keep your wine in pristine condition. It even comes with a secret trap door so you can pretend you’re escaping from evil villains every time you go to get a bottle. Sounds like the perfect addition to any home, I just wonder if they can put one in my bedroom.
Below is a flash movie about the features of the cellar. Click on the green buttons for explanations of each feature.