Jul 09 2015

Wine racks offer countless benefits of a practical, aesthetic and functional nature. That being said, there are some people who aren’t totally convinced by the perks being racked up by wine rack owners all around the world.

That is where we come in. In order for you to make an informed decision about wine racks, you need as much information as possible, so in this article we will address and dilute some of the misconceptions surrounding wine racks. Read on for more.

Misconception #1 – “Wine Racks are flimsy and only can hold a small number of bottles”

Wine racks have come a long way in recent years; they are now stronger and sturdier than ever - take the enormous range of high quality, bespoke wine racks available from Cranville Wines for instance. We stock a variety of wooden and metal wine racks which are built with longevity, functionality and aesthetics in mind. Even our 90 bottle rack will look amazing in a kitchen or cellar with the right amount of space. There is no need to worry about the build quality of any of our products either, because they all go through rigorous testing and meet only the highest of standards.

Misconception #2 – “Placing your wine in a conventional fridge is just as good”

Simply put: No. This is a fairly rampant misconception. Granted, a fridge is a cool and dark place and that is probably the reason so many people may have jumped to the same conclusion. In actual fact a fridge isn’t the optimal place for a bottle wine because:

It puts the wine in close proximity to food and produce.

A typical household refrigerator does not provide optimum conditions for storing wine for more than a day or two.

According to about.com the ‘Optimum temperatures for storing wine range from 45-60°F, with ideal levels of humidity hovering at around 70-90%. Furthermore, wines need to be kept free from excessive vibration, and that hefty motor that runs round the clock in your kitchen refrigerator would be a source of constant vino vibration.’

Misconception #3 – “Wine racks are an eye sore”         

Nowadays you can get wine racks in a range of designs and dimensions, to suit almost any style and size of home. The large majority of wine racks aren’t designed to be overbearing, but rather with modesty and space-saving in mind. Take a gander through Cranville’s extensive catalogue of wine racks and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

Misconception #4 – “Wine racks aren’t aesthetically pleasing and are a waste of money”

This view is largely held by people who have never owned a wine rack before and therefore have formed this opinion through little or no research. There are in fact thousands of wine racks available online and in stores. Cranville Wines hold an extensive collection of bespoke wine racks to suit each and every budget.

So there you have it; four general misconceptions of wine racks un-corked. Armed with this new found wine wisdom, we’re sure you won’t fall into the same pitfalls ever again. Of course, for more information regarding Cranville Wines’ products and services please browse our website or contact us via the options available.