2 Expert Tips To Choose A Wine Rack

No wine collector worth his salt would ever stock his precious collection in a mere refrigerator. A classy wine rack is a must for keeping your carefully cultivated selection of wines in style. Here are a couple of expert tips to help you decide on the right wine rack for you.

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What material is best for a wine rack?

The material that any piece of furniture is made of decides its look - and to some extent - even the quality. There are two main options here. 

Prefer the traditional look? => Wood 

Wood is the first material that comes to mind when you think of a wine rack. A properly stained and lacquered wooden wine rack can raise the style quotient of your wine cellar (or your living room) several notches. 

Mostly using Redwood or Mahogany, wooden wine racks tend to be strong and durable, not to mention aesthetically pleasing. Also, wood has more character than metal and tends to darken over time to gain an even richer tone.

Walnut Stain Mahogany Wine Glass Rack
Manufactured Wood Wine Bottle And Glass Rack
Brown Solid Wood Wine Bottle & Glass Rack
Espresso Manufactured Wood Wine Bottle Rack
Brown Solid Wood Wine Bottle Rack
Brown Solid Manufactured Wood Wine Bottle Rack
Oak Hanging Wine Glass Rack
Natural Manufactured Wood Wine Bottle Rack

Looking for a modern touch? => Metal 

Metal wine racks fit much better in a home with a 'modern' theme of decor; furniture with sharp features and clean lines, simple colors and a chrome finish. 

Moreover, many wine cellarist's prefer the sturdiness of metal racking. Metal wine racks often have nested bottle holders that keep bottles at their side at all times without sliding around, which is a persistent issue with wooden racks.

Gold White Metal Manufactured Wood Wine Rack
Gold Metal Wine Bottle Rack
Metal Floor Wine Bottle Rack
Black Brown Metal Wine Bottle Rack
Brushed Metal Wine Bottle Rack
Metal Decorative Wine And Glass Rack
Black Metal Hanging Wine Bottle And Glass Rack
Dark Tobacco Metal Floor Wine Bottle Rack

Which type of wine rack should I buy?

Before deciding on which type of wine rack to buy, ask yourself a few important questions: 

  • Where do you plan on keeping your rack? 
  • How much space do you have available? 
  • How many bottles do you want to store? 
  • What kind of look do you prefer? 

Have the answers? Now, look at the styles we have outlined below to find the right type of wine rack for your needs. 

Short on space? => Countertop wine rack

If you have only begun building up your own wine collection, a countertop wine rack is more than enough. Easily placed on the kitchen counter or the dining table, these racks ensure that your wine bottles are within reach during a romantic candlelight dinner or that fancy spread for your boss.

Iron Black Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack
Bamboo Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack
Whitewash Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack
Silver Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack
Black Walnut Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack
Bicycle Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack
Gray Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack
Concrete Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack

Have a very large collection? => Floor wine rack 

On the other hand, if you have been collecting for a while, chances are that your wine bottles number in the hundreds. The best storage solution for a proper collection like this is a floor wine rack. These freestanding racks hold wine bottles of all sizes in sliding horizontal configurations which keep your collection safe while allowing it to age properly.

Matte Black Floor Wine Bottle Rack
Antique Rust Floor Wine Bottle And Glass Rack
Brown Pine Floor Wine Bottle Rack
Manufactured Wood Floor Wine Bottle And Glass Rack
Natural Floor Wine Bottle Rack
Reclaimed Oak Floor Wine Bottle Rack
Antiqued Black Floor Wine Bottle And Glass Rack
Satin Black Floor Wine Bottle Rack

Want to show off your vintage wines? => Wall-mounted wine rack 

Wine has always been more about style than just taste. A wall-mounted or hanging wine rack can let you display your vintage wines like a piece of fancy artwork. A great option for decorating a laid back dining room, wall-mounted racks save on space and keep your wine bottles readily available.

Weathered Gray Wall Mounted Wine Bottle Rack
Black Iron Wall Mounted Wine Bottle Rack
Solid Wood Wall Mounted Wine Bottle Rack
Modular Wall Mounted Wine Bottle Rack
Metal Wall Mounted Wine Bottle And Glass Rack
White Wall Mounted Wine Bottle And Glass Rack
Fir Wall Mounted Wine Bottle Rack
Rust Wall Mounted Wine Bottle Rack

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