Steal these tips for storage and display from Sunset’s wine nook
A wine room may seem an unnecessary luxury, but for aficionados with the space for one, it can easily become an essential part of the home.
Click ahead for a few ideas and tips from our new tasting space.
Rejuvenation’s Wiley pendants ($162 each), incorporating carbon-filament bulbs and FSC-certified oak “handles,” lend a steampunk edge to the Sunset campus’s latest addition.
We chose Eldorado Stone’s Cut Coarse stone veneer—dry-stacked here, like limestone—to set off the bar’s smooth finishes (from $7 per sq. ft. plus installation).
CB2’s zinc-plated iron-wire Reed chairs ($119 each) and white-oak Teepee dining table ($369) add a touch of neo-retro whimsy and warmth to the tasting area.
Cabernet-colored concrete (markconcrete.com), made with 95 percent recycled content, disguises any stains. An integral sink and a Kohler Torq faucet (from $646) complete the bar.
The custom cabinetry is American black walnut. Shelves hold books, carafes, glasses, and, of course, bottles—about 175 in all, including what’s in the two GE Monogram wine fridges.