Mar 22, 2023
Sure, that is 100% a hedge when answering this FAQ, but it’s true. There are no official definitions of either term, so the meaning will depend on user intent. That said, here’s a very official definition based on the lofty VintageView standards.
Think of a WINE CELLAR as the traditional room in which wine has been stored for centuries. It is actually in the cellar, so as to take advantage of better ambient conditions. Collectors love cellars for practicality (less reliance on artificial cooling) and, perhaps, the lore of the dark, woody space that conjures images of Old World wine culture.
A WINE ROOM is a much more versatile term that likely needs follow up to clarify what the user intent. It can, frankly, be any room used to hold vino. Small or large. It’s more encompassing and casual. Think of the glass enclosed wine area off a kitchen or near other entertaining zones. Wine rooms can be placed anywhere and are often built as much for style (sans cooling) as practicality.
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