How to specify modern wine cellars

Photo By VintageView/The New American Home 2020

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Wine rooms are taking center stage in the home as statement pieces from the living room to entertainment and rec rooms. To learn more about design trends, styles, cooling considerations, and construction, join DESIGN Talks on Friday, April 19th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. during the Closets Conference & Expo at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

The "Building the Modern Wine Cellar" session will be presented by Jacob Harkins, VP of Global Marketing at VintageView Wine Storage Systems. The following CEUs are available for this session:[IDCEC Credits: .1 CEU | AIA Credits: 1 LU].

Description: The design community has transformed the modern wine cellar, bringing storage out of the basement and into main-floor living in both commercial and residential properties. Proper wine storage is equal parts art and science, and this course covers the big picture of where to start specifying the Modern Wine Cellar.

Learning Objectives:

  • Wine racking styles
  • Cellaring design trends
  • Cooling specifications
  • Construction considerations

VintageView, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, created the label-forward wine rack in 2001. The company says wine racking is now a design feature for the modern home. For more information, visit

2024 Closets Conference & Expo
Wood Pro Expo Illinois

About the Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo Illinois
The annual Closets Conference & Expo (CCE) is the only national event for all closet and home storage professionals. The 2024 edition is co-located with Wood Pro Expo Illinois (WPE), a regional marketplace for woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively. Each is a distinct media brand of Woodworking Network. The twin-bill event is scheduled for April 17-19, 2024, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

2024 Closets Expo and Wood Pro Expo Illinois Exhibitor Prospectus


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CCE and WPE each kick off with a separate full-day conference on April 17, co-sponsored by the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals and Cabinet Makers Association respectively. The two-day co-located expo, April 18-19, features woodworking machinery, supplies, and components. Additional educational programming is offered on each day of the expo. Tours of local manufacturing plants and the popular Top Shelf Design Awards networking reception are also key features of the event. View current program schedule.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, exhibit sales. For all other inquiries, contact Kim Lebel, show manager. 

More Woodworking Network events
Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, Oct. 24-25, 2024, Spooky Nook Sports/Warehouse at the Nook, Manheim, Pa.

Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 12-14, 2025, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Ontario.



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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.