The most obvious purpose of a wine rack is to hold the bottles of wine that a collector has obtained over time to give them easy access to their most coveted bottle when desired.
However, this isn’t the only purpose for which wine racks are designed.
Originally, wine had to be stored at a certain angle to ensure the cork was laden with wine; this would prevent it from drying out. Now, a dried out cork may not sound so bad but a dry cork can actually affect the oxygen balance in the wine bottle which can potentially disrupt the wine’s aging process and therefore spoil the wine along with the risk of the cork cracking.
Should the cork crack, you may be left with tiny cork fragments in your bottle. The slight angle at which the bottle lays helps to prevent the spoiling of the wine and ensures that the cork remains saturated and solid.
Maintain your wines aged beauty by visiting Cranville Wine’s today for a unique selection of bespoke wine racks with both original and wall racks for commercial and private use to guarantee a great selection of the best matured wine.